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Future Domain TMC 855,870,875 or 885 WANTED

Chuck(G)

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Are you certain that these are 16-bit controllers? Some have a "C/D" edge, but to the best of my knowledge, that's only for access to the higher IRQ pins--the 885 runs just fine in an 8-bit slot. The controller data path itself is only 8 bits. Could it be that the TMC-1600 series that you really want?
 

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Are you certain that these are 16-bit controllers? Some have a "C/D" edge, but to the best of my knowledge, that's only for access to the higher IRQ pins--the 885 runs just fine in an 8-bit slot. The controller data path itself is only 8 bits. Could it be that the TMC-1600 series that you really want?

I'm 99% certain they are really only 8 bit controllers, I've done my homework.
 

Chuck(G)

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Like a few NICs or VGA cards--they can operate as 8-bit cards. In this case, the 885 really is an 8-bit card; the early versions of the card didn't have the high interrupt add-on C/D edge connector.

So, basically an 8-bit card.

Anent that, does the 885 or its ilk have an ASPI driver available?
 
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paul

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Yes, sorry, it's the only one I have. That card along with a lovely full-height Fujitsu drive are spares for my AT.
 
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