Technical Specification

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September 1971
P-channel silicon gate MOS technology
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
1 Ásec
256 x 8-bit

The 1701 was the world first PROM that could be reprogrammed. By using an ultra violet light it was possible to erase the data stored.
Early versions without C prefix and grey traces are extremely rare. They
are one of the "most wanted" chips in any collections. Only a few pieces
are known in perfect condition.


1701 C1701 C1701
very early version, grey traces
one of the rarest Intel chips in the world!
Mexico, gold dots, ground strap, ground strap

Intel 1701 die