EEPROM is an acronym that stands for Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory. It denotes a type of rewritable storage chip or memory package that can continue to hold its stored information even without power. This is known as non-volatile memory.
In this regard, EEPROM memory (also called E2PROM) is somewhat like flash memory, the type you will commonly get on an SD card or USB thumb drive. Indeed, flash memory is technically considered a type of EEPROM.
However, there are some important differences between standard EEPROM ICs sold as computer or microcontroller chips, and other popular memory types - including flash storage.
In this beginner’s guide to EEPROM memory products, we will highlight these similarities and differences. We will also outline some of the main uses for the various types of EEPROM chips, programmers and readers sold online in the UK and elsewhere.
By the end of the guide, you will understand the key features and functions of EEPROM vs. those found in other ROM chips and storage media types.