mr_ghz said:Hi Moss,
Yes, you're right. An unprogrammed EPROM cell (no charge on the gate)
gives a logic '1'. If you put charge on this gate (programming), the
corresponding bit changes to '0'. With UV-Light (ionizing the air), this
charge can be removed and the bit changes back to '1'.
Without UV-Light the charge lasts for many years (data rentention),
normally >10 years fo old EPROM's newer normally >100 years.