I dont know how to u se it or what it can do but can i use it in any way.
It was found in a old DVD player that the laser was failing so I took it apart.
Any info maybe how i could program it / use it would be very helpful.
After long search I found this
and this was on a pdf file for EN29F040
FEATURES· 5.0V operation for read/write/eraseoperations· Fast Read Access Time- 45ns, 55ns, 70ns, and 90ns· Sector Architecture:- 8 uniform sectors of 64Kbytes each- Supports full chip erase- Individual sector erase supported- Sector protection:Hardware locking of sectors to preventprogram or erase operations withinindividual sectors· High performance program/erase speed- Byte program time: 10μs typical- Sector erase time: 500ms typical- Chip erase time: 3.5s typical· Low Standby Current- 1μA CMOS standby current-typical- 1mA TTL standby current· Low Power Active Current- 30mA active read current- 30mA program/erase current· JEDEC Standard program and erasecommands· JEDEC standard DATA polling and togglebits feature· Single Sector and Chip Erase· Sector Unprotect Mode· Embedded Erase and Program Algorithms· Erase Suspend / Resume modes:Read and program another Sector duringErase Suspend Mode· 0.35 μm double-metal double-polytriple-well CMOS Flash Technology· Low Vcc write inhibit < 3.2V· 100K endurance cycle· Package Options- 32-pin PDIP- 32-pin PLCC- 32-pin TSOP (Type 1)· Commercial and Industrial TemperatureRanges
I forgot to mention that I have neaver programed a thing so i am an abusulote noob at this kinda stuff
Just because I found this in a DVD player thats what got me intrested
And if you have some easyer chips to start of with that do not cost alot i would try but I am in school and dont have a after school job that i could use to pay for something expensive.
It says at the top its Flash Memory, so it stores info that other chips can access. It`s not much use by itself.
An arduino or picaxe starter kit would be a good way to dive in to micros, or if you`re *reallY* tight on money check out this instructable.