PUC(4)                  NetBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual                 PUC(4)

NAME
     puc -- PCI ``universal'' communications card driver

SYNOPSIS
     puc* at pci? dev ? function ?
     com* at puc? port ?
     lpt* at puc? port ?

DESCRIPTION
     The puc driver provides support for PCI communications cards containing
     simple communications ports, such as NS16550-family (com) serial ports
     and standard PC-like (lpt) parallel ports.  The driver is called
     ``universal'' because the interfaces to these devices aren't nearly as
     well defined and standard as they should be.

     The driver currently supports the following cards:

           ADDI-DATA APCI-7800 (8 port serial)
           Actiontec 56K PCI Master
           Advantech PCI-1604UP (2 port serial)
           Advantech PCI-1610 (4 port serial)
           Advantech PCI-1612 (4 port serial)
           Advantech PCI-1620 (8 port serial)
           Avlab Technology, Inc. Low Profile PCI 4 Serial (4 port serial)
           Boca Research Turbo Serial 654 (4 port serial)
           Boca Research Turbo Serial 658 (8 port serial)
           Chase Research / Perle PCI-FAST4 (4 port serial)
           Chase Research / Perle PCI-FAST8 (8 port serial)
           Comtrol RocketPort 550/4 series (4 port serial)
           Comtrol RocketPort 550/8 series (8 port serial)
           Comtrol RocketPort 550/16 series (16 port serial)
           Decision Computer Inc PCCOM PCI 2 Port (2 port serial)
           Decision Computer Inc PCCOM PCI 4 Port (4 port serial)
           Decision Computer Inc PCCOM PCI 8 Port (8 port serial)
           Digi International Digi Neo 4 (4 port serial)
           Digi International Digi Neo 8 (8 port serial)
           Dolphin Peripherals 4014 (dual parallel)
           Dolphin Peripherals 4035 (dual serial)
           Dolphin Peripherals 4036 (dual serial)
           EXAR XR17D152 (2 port serial)
           EXAR XR17D154 (4 port serial)
           EXAR XR17D158 (8 port serial)
           Exsys EX-41098 (4 port serial)
           IBM 4810 SurePOS 300 Series SCC (4 port serial)
           InnoSys Keyspan SX Pro (4 port serial)
           I-O DATA RSA-PCI (2 port serial)
           I-O DATA RSA-PCI2 (2 port serial)
           I-O DATA RSA-PCI2/P4 (4 port serial)
           I-O DATA RSA-PCI2/P8 (8 port serial)
           Lava Computers 2SP-PCI (single parallel)
           Lava Computers Octopus (8 port serial)
           Lava Computers Quatro-PCI (4 port serial)
           Lava Computers dual serial
           Middle Digital, Inc. Weasel serial port
           Moxa Technologies SmartIO C104H/PCI (4 port serial)
           Moxa Technologies SmartIO C168EL-A/PCIe (8 port serial)
           Moxa Technologies SmartIO C168EL/PCIe (8 port serial)
           Moxa Technologies SmartIO C168H/PCI (8 port serial)
           Moxa Technologies SmartIO C168U/PCI (8 port serial)
           Moxa Technologies SmartIO CP-114/PCI (4 port serial)
           Moxa Technologies SmartIO CP-102/PCI (2 port serial)
           Moxa Technologies SmartIO CP-104-EL/PCIe (4 port serial)
           Moxa Technologies SmartIO CP-104-V2/PCI (4 port serial)
           Moxa Technologies SmartIO CP-104/PCI (4 port serial)
           Multi-Tech ISI5634PCI/4 (4 port serial)
           NEC PK-UG-X001 K56flex PCI Modem
           NEC PK-UG-X008
           NetMos 1P PCI (single parallel)
           NetMos 2S1P PCI 16C650 (dual serial and single parallel)
           NetMos 4S1P PCI NM9845 (4 port serial and single parallel)
           NetMos NM9835 (dual parallel and single serial)
           NetMos NM9835 UART (1 port serial)
           NetMos NM9865 Single UART and Single LPT
           NetMos NM9865 Dual UART and Single LPT
           NetMos NM9865 Dual LPT
           NetMos NM9865 2 UART (2 port serial)
           NetMos NM9865 3 UART (3 port serial)
           NetMos NM9865 4 UART (4 port serial)
           NetMos NM9865 UART (1 port serial)
           NetMos NM9901 PCIe (single parallel)
           Oxford Semiconductor OX16PCI952 (dual serial and single parallel)
           Oxford Semiconductor OX16PCI954 (4 port serial)
           Oxford Semiconductor OX16PCI958 (8 port serial)
           Oxford Semiconductor OXPCIe952 (2 port serial, legacy mode)
           Oxford Semiconductor OXmPCI952 (2 port serial)
           Perle Systems PCI-RAS 4 modem ports
           Perle Systems PCI-RAS 8 modem ports
           Perle Systems PCI-RASV92 4 modem ports
           Perle Systems PCI-RASV92 8 modem ports
           SIIG Cyber 2P1S PCI (dual parallel and single serial)
           SIIG Cyber 2S1P PCI (dual serial and single parallel)
           SIIG Cyber 4 PCI 16550 (4 port serial)
           SIIG Cyber 4S PCI (quad serial)
           SIIG Cyber 4S PCI 16C650 (20x family) (4 port serial)
           SIIG Cyber I/O PCI (single serial and single parallel)
           SIIG Cyber Parallel Dual PCI (dual parallel)
           SIIG Cyber Parallel PCI (single parallel)
           SIIG Cyber Serial Dual PCI (dual serial)
           SIIG Cyber Serial PCI (single serial)
           SUNIX 400x (1 port parallel)
           SUNIX 401x (2 port parallel)
           SUNIX 402x (1 port serial)
           SUNIX 403x (2 port serial)
           SUNIX 405x (4 port serial)
           SUNIX 406x (8 port serial)
           SUNIX 407x (2 port serial and 1 port parallel)
           SUNIX 408x (2 port serial and 2 port parallel)
           SUNIX 409x (4 port serial and 2 port parallel)
           Syba Tech Ltd. PCI-4S
           Syba Tech Ltd. PCI-4S2P-550-ECP
           SystemBase SB16C1054PCI (4 port serial)
           SystemBase SB16C1058PCI (8 port serial)
           VScom PCI-010HV2 (1 port parallel)
           VScom PCI-010L (1 port parallel)
           VScom PCI-011H (1 port parallel)
           VScom PCI-100H (1 port serial)
           VScom PCI-100L (1 port serial)
           VScom PCI-110L (1 port serial and 1 port parallel)
           VScom PCI-200 (dual serial)
           VScom PCI-200H (dual serial)
           VScom PCI-200HV2 (dual serial)
           VScom PCI-200L (dual serial)
           VScom PCI-200Li (dual serial)
           VScom PCI-210L (2 port serial and 1 port parallel)
           VScom PCI-400 (4 port serial)
           VScom PCI-400L (4 port serial)
           VScom PCI-800 (8 port serial)
           VScom PCI-800H (8 port serial)
           VScom PCI-800L (8 port serial)
           US Robotics (3Com) 3CP5609 PCI 16550 Modem

     The driver does not support the cards:

           Dolphin Peripherals 4006 (single parallel)
           Dolphin Peripherals 4025 (single serial)
           Dolphin Peripherals 4078 (dual serial and single parallel)

     but support for them (and for similar cards) should be trivial to add.

     The port locator is used to identify the port (starting from 0) on the
     communications card that a subdevice is supposed to attach to.  Typi-
     cally, the numbering of ports is explained in a card's hardware documen-
     tation, and the port numbers used by the driver are the same as (or one
     off from, e.g. the manual uses ports numbered starting from 1) those
     described in the documentation.

SEE ALSO
     com(4), lpt(4), pci(4)

HISTORY
     The puc driver appeared in NetBSD 1.4.

AUTHORS
     The puc driver was written by Chris Demetriou.

BUGS
     The current design of this driver keeps any com ports on these cards from
     easily being used as console.  Of course, because boards with those are
     PCI boards, they also suffer from dynamic address assignment, which also
     means that they can't easily be used as console.

     Some of the cards supported by this driver have jumper-selectable com
     port clock multipliers, which are unsupported by this driver.  Those can
     be easily accommodated with driver flags, or by using a properly scaled
     baud rate when talking to the card.

     Some of the cards supported by this driver, e.g. the VScom PCI-800, have
     software-selectable com port clock multipliers, which are unsupported by
     this driver.  Those can be accommodated using internal driver flags, or
     by using a properly scaled baud rate when talking to the card.

     Some ports use an lpt driver other than the machine-independent driver.
     Those ports will not be able to use lpt ports attached to puc devices.

NetBSD 6.0.1                    August 9, 2011                    NetBSD 6.0.1

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