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2020/07/07 18:01:55 (permalink)
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Is Microchip getting rid of EEPROM?

I noticed that the PIC16F15313 has no EEPROM.  Instead, it has "storage flash" that takes up space at the end of program memory, if you use it.  Any reason for doing this?
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    Re: Is Microchip getting rid of EEPROM? 2020/07/07 18:57:46 (permalink)
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    I think EEPROM is quite "expensive" to implement, compared to FLASH.
    Some quite recent devices are still available with EEPROM, so you have a choice.
    Who can say if yet to be released devices will still have it.
     

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    Re: Is Microchip getting rid of EEPROM? 2020/07/08 04:21:12 (permalink)
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    I noticed that the PIC16F15313 has no EEPROM.  Instead, it has "storage flash" that takes up space at the end of program memory, if you use it.  Any reason for doing this?



    Microchip have been doing this for quite some time (as in at least a decade). A lot of 16 bit devices do this for non-volatile storage.

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    Re: Is Microchip getting rid of EEPROM? 2020/07/08 16:38:30 (permalink)
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    They don't put it in every chip, but they're not getting rid of it. My subjective feeling is that there are more new chips with EEPROM that there was few years ago.
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