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PROM Full Form in Computer-Programmable Read-Only Memory

“Programmable Read-Only Memory” (PROM) is a type of non-volatile memory in computing. Here’s a breakdown of the components of the term:

  1. Programmable: Indicates that the memory can be programmed or written with data after the manufacturing process. During the programming stage, specific values or data patterns are written to the memory cells.
  2. Read-Only Memory (ROM): Refers to a type of memory where the stored data can be read, but it cannot be easily modified or rewritten by normal computer processes. ROM retains its data even when the power is turned off.

PROM is distinct from other types of ROM, such as Mask ROM (MROM), which is permanently programmed during manufacturing and cannot be changed afterward. PROM allows for programming after manufacturing, making it more flexible than Mask ROM.

The programming of PROM is typically a one-time operation. Once programmed, the data stored in PROM remains fixed, and the memory behaves like a read-only memory device. PROMs were historically used to store firmware, boot loaders, and other critical programs in early computer systems.

It’s worth noting that while PROM provides programmability, it lacks the capability of erasing or modifying the programmed data once written. This limitation led to the development of other types of programmable memory, such as Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EPROM) and Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM), which allow for data to be erased and reprogrammed under specific conditions.

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