/CE hardwired to GND - EEPROM

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by atferrari, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. atferrari

    Thread Starter AAC Fanatic!

    Jan 6, 2004
    There is a design with little more than a micro and an EEPROM whose data is already burnt in. Data is being read at regular pace.

    In order to get the extra IO pin I need, I considered to hardwire the EEPROM's /CE pin to ground.

    Is that objectionable?

    In case you ask, no, human life does not depend of this design.(Maybe just my self esteem).
  2. tshuck

    Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2012
    I don't see any problem with it, although your power consumption will likely be higher...
  3. t06afre

    AAC Fanatic!

    May 11, 2009
    Unless the EPROM is in some sort of a shared bus system. It should not be any problems other than slightly increased power need.