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Needham EMP-20 or EMP-10

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    Needham EMP-20 or EMP-10

    I am looking for Needham EMP-30 modules (can be replicas or just info about gerbers )
    Last edited by mt777; May 14, 2021, 01:35 PM.
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    Originally posted by mt777 View Post
    I am looking for EMP programmer. Would like to buy or exchange for something.
    EU location preffered but consider USA option.
    I'm in the USA, but have an EMP20 along with Modules 01,2,3,4 cable and power supply.
    If you don't find one in EU let me know.
    (I also have spares of several other Needham and B&K Programmers).


      For a parallel port programmer, there are also the follow-on EMP-11 and EMP-21, such as this:

      Reference info:


        yes, I discovered another models but DIP48 socket is better (so at least EMP20) due to ability burning roms for Amiga via natively way (27C160).
        Last edited by mt777; March 14, 2021, 09:39 AM.
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          I obtained EMP-30. Does anyone know how to reproduce ZIF48 module board?
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            I don't understand. Are you missing a crucial part?
            For example the "48-pin socket module" or one or more "Family Modules"?


              I bought with PLCC32 daughterboard and 301A/B family module so still need with zif48 ...
              another family modules also welcome.
              I know that both types were reproduced but don't know by who..
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                Ordinarily, you would use a DIPnn to PLCCnn "adapter" in the ZIF48 socket daughterboard supplied as standard.

                Does the PLCC32 daughterboard plug into a DIP48 socket within the EMP-30? It's mostly a question of pin layout and routing.

                Perhaps contacting may help determine availability of parts and spares, but they're U.S. based.
                Other, closer Programmer distributors who used to deal with the Needhams range may be a potential source of information or parts.


                  I have an EMP-10 with only one module, but I don't think that is what you are looking for. Sorry, I went to a TL866II+ and have not looked back. It does so much more - of course, it is a much newer design (and interface) too.
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                    EMP30 has daugherboards for sockets:

                    Of course I have TL866 II and other modern devices but except having cool old dos programmer, it has 25VPP ability and native supports for various chips (which TL866 doesn't have without adapters or even not possible with them)

                    EMP10 is a bit poor due to standard 40ZIF socket.
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