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jack
11-12-2004, 01:04 PM
Hi everyone,

Microchip pretends that their 16f84a can we reprogrammed, as much as 10,000 times!
But one of my friends told me that these figures are far from reality. Is that true?

How many times did you reprogrammed it, before getting it dead?

And what about AT89C51? I heard that this one offers even lesser read/write cycles!

Thanks

vikas
11-12-2004, 03:51 PM
Well

A fash based memory can have about 1000 write cycles :)
and an eeprom about 100'000 write cycles

Atmel , pic and others use Flash so its abt ~ 1000

Should solve ur query :)

ice
11-13-2004, 12:20 AM
For the PIC as Vikas said..
1000 erase/write cycles

and

EEProm
1,000,000 typical erase/write cycles

ice