Intel 2716  
Written by Accutron on 2007-05-10  

Devices included in this entry:

Intel C2716 UV-EPROM (24-pin cerDIP; pictured in thumbnail)
Mostek MK2716T UV-EPROM (24-pin cerDIP)
Texas Instruments TMS2716JL UV-EPROM (24-pin cerDIP)
Texas Instruments TMS2516JDL UV-EPROM (24-pin cerDIP)

The Intel 2716 is a third-generation EPROM device, with a capacity of 2048x8 bits. The 2716 is among the most widely adopted of early EPROMs, and was a popular choice of arcade gaming hardware developers in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

At the same time Intel was developing the 2716, Texas Instruments was working on their own 2716 design, which required more supply voltages than the Intel device. Intel's 2716 surpassed the TI 2716 in sales, and TI soon released the 2516, a clone of the Intel 2716. This unusual circumstance still causes confusion to this day, as TI's 2716 is not pin-compatible with Intel's 2716, while the 2516 is entirely equivalent.

Intel C2716, 2kw x 8 bits, white ceramic with gold pins.

Mostek MK2716T UV-EPROM..

Texas Instruments TMS2716JL.

Texas Instruments TMS2516JDL, 2kw x 8 bits.

This article is part of the [Digital Integrated Circuits] exhibit.

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