PCMCIA(4)               NetBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual              PCMCIA(4)

NAME
     pcmcia -- introduction to PCMCIA (PC Card) support

SYNOPSIS
     pcmcia* at pcic? controller ? socket ?
     pcmcia* at tcic? controller ? socket ?
     pcmcia* at cardslot?

     options PCMCIAVERBOSE

   amiga
     pcmcia* at pccard0

   hpcmips
     pcmcia* at it8368e? controller ? socket ?
     pcmcia* at plumpcmcia? controller ? socket ?

   hpcsh
     pcmcia* at hd64461pcmcia? controller ? socket ?

   sh3
     pcmcia* at shpcic? controller ? socket ?

   sparc
     pcmcia* at nell?

DESCRIPTION
     NetBSD provides machine-independent bus support and drivers for PCMCIA
     (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) a.k.a.  PC
     Card, CardBus devices.

HARDWARE
     NetBSD includes the following machine-independent PCMCIA drivers, sorted
     by function and driver name:

   Serial interfaces and modems
           com      8250/16450/16550-compatible PCMCIA serial cards and
                    modems.

   Network interfaces
           an       Aironet 4500/4800 and Cisco 340 series 802.11 controller.

           awi      802.11 controller based on the AMD PCnetMobile chipset.

           cnw      Netwave AirSurfer Wireless LAN interface.

           ep       3Com 3c589 EtherLink III Ethernet card.

           mbe      Ethernet card based on the Fujitsu MB86960A/MB86965A
                    chipset.

           mhzc     Megahertz Ethernet/Modem combo cards

           ne       NE2000 compatible cards.

           ray      Raytheon Raylink and WebGear Aviator2.4 802.11 controller.

           sm       Megahertz Ethernet card.

           wi       Lucent WaveLAN/IEEE and PRISM-II based 802.11 controller.

           xi       Xircom CreditCard Ethernet

   SCSI controllers
           aic      Adaptec APA-1460 SCSI controller card.

           esp      NCR 53C9x, Emulex ESP406, and Qlogic FAS408 SCSI con-
                    trollers.

           spc      Fujitsu MB87030/MB89352 SCSI controllers.

   IDE controllers
           wdc      Digital Hinote Ultra Mobile Media Adapter

   Audio devices
           esl      Eiger Labs ESS1688 AudioDrive.

   Bluetooth devices
           bt3c     3Com 3CRWB6096 Bluetooth PC Card driver.

           btbc     AnyCom Bluetooth BlueCard driver.

   USB Controller
           slhci    Cypress/ScanLogic SL811HS USB Host Controller driver.

SEE ALSO
     aic(4), an(4), awi(4), bt3c(4), btbc(4), cardbus(4), cnw(4), com(4),
     ep(4), esl(4), esp(4), intro(4), isa(4), mbe(4), mhzc(4), ne(4),
     options(4), pcic(4), pcmcom(4), ray(4), slhci(4), sm(4), spc(4), tcic(4),
     wi(4), xi(4)

     http://www.pcmcia.org/

HISTORY
     The pcmcia driver appeared in NetBSD 1.3.

BUGS
   IO space conflicts
     NetBSD probes the PCMCIA IO bus width and uses that information to decide
     where to map PCMCIA IO space. For 10-bit wide cards, 0x300-0x3ff is used.
     For 12-bit wide cards, 0x400-0x4ff is used.

     Neither choice is perfect. In the 12-bit case, 0x400 appears to work on
     substantially more devices than 0x300. In the event that PCMCIA devices
     are mapped in 0x400-0x4ff and appear to be nonfunctional, remapping to
     0x300-0x3ff may be appropriate; consult options PCIC_ISA_ALLOC_IOBASE and
     options PCIC_ISA_ALLOC_IOSIZE in options(4).  Example:

           # Avoid PCMCIA bus space conflicts with the default IO space
           # allocation on 12-bit wide busses (base 0x300 size 0xff).
           options PCIC_ISA_ALLOC_IOBASE=0x300
           options PCIC_ISA_ALLOC_IOSIZE=0x0ff

   Interrupt conflicts
     NetBSD attempts to probe for available interrupts to assign to PCMCIA
     devices. In some cases, it is not possible to detect all interrupts in
     use; in such cases, use of options PCIC_ISA_INTR_ALLOC_MASK may be neces-
     sary. See options(4).

   Unconfigured devices
     During autoconfiguration, if a message is displayed saying that your card
     is "not configured" it indicates that there isn't support for your card
     compiled into the kernel.  To fix this problem, it may simply be a matter
     of adding the manufacturer and product IDs to the PCMCIA database or
     adding a front-end attachment to an existing driver.  In the latter case,
     it is normally always necessary to get a dump of the CIS table from the
     card.  You can do this by adding options PCMCIACISDEBUG and options
     PCMCIADEBUG into your kernel config file.  Additionally, you will have to
     patch the kernel to enable run-time debugging.  This can be done in the
     source by changing the variables pcmcia_debug and pcmciacis_debug to
     0xff.  Alternatively, you can patch the same variables at run-time using
     ddb(4).  For most drivers you should also consider enabling any driver-
     specific debugging options.

NetBSD 5.0_RC4                  August 21, 2007                 NetBSD 5.0_RC4

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