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pcic – PC Card bridge driver



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The pcic driver provides support for older ISA and non-Yenta PCI PC Card bridges. The pcic driver supports most ExCA devices attached to the ISA bus or PCI devices that do not conform to the Yenta specification.

The following ISA devices, or true clones, are supported in the current code.

Intel i82365SL Step A
Intel i82365SL Step B
Intel i82365SL Step C
  Intel's original 16-bit PC Card controller.
Intel i82365SL-DF Intel's last version of this device. 3.3V support was added.
VLSI 82C146 An older VLSI part with some issues on some machines.
Cirrus Logic PD-6710
Cirrus Logic PD-6720
Cirrus Logic PD-6722
  Cirrus Logic's pcic controller. Compatible with the i82365SL Step C with the addition of a different 3.3V control.
Ricoh RF5C296
Ricoh RF5C396
  Ricoh's PC Card bridge chips. These are compatible with the i82365SL Step C, but with yet another different 3.3V control.
Vadem 365
Vadem 465
  Compatible with i82365SL Step C.
Vadem 468
Vadem 469
  Like the earlier Vadem models, but with Vadem's own, incompatible, 3.3V control system.
IBM PCIC IBM clone of the original i82365SL part, with its own ID register value. Has no 3.3V ability.

Many other vendors made parts in this arena, but most of them were compatible with one of the above chipsets.

The following PCI pcmcia bridges are supported:

Cirrus Logic PD6729
Cirrus Logic PD6730

O2micro OZ6729
O2micro OZ6730


This does not work at all at the moment.

PCIC (4) July 9, 2002

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