Portmaster Adapter/A

@8F70.ADF IBM RIC Portmaster Adapter/A
C8F70.ADF Init file for @8F70.ADF

m39h8070.exe Option disk for ARTIC Portmaster (53F2601, -04, -07) (zipped image)

189-169 Realtime Interface Co-Processor Portmaster & Related Features
ZG89-0239 Realtime Interface Co-Processor Portmaster & Related

IBM ARTIC Product Support (Radisys site, archived)
IBM ARTIC Legacy Downloads (Radisys site, archived)
Quadron ARTIC Software (Quadron site, archived)
Technical details about IBM ARTIC cards (Quadron site, archived)

Software
ARTIC186 Documentation
Portmaster Base Board
8-port RS232 Interface Board
8-port RS-422 Interface Board
4-port Selectable EIB
Components
Installation Limitations
ADF Sections


Software

csp1031.exe Realtime Interface Co-Processor C Language Support README

Microcode

rrcm204.txt Realtime Control Microcode (RCM) V2.04 (portmaster and Multiport model 2)
rrcm204o.exe Realtime Control Microcode (RCM) V2.04 OS/2
rrcm204d.exe Realtime Control Microcode (RCM) V2.04 DOS
rcm204a.tar.z Realtime Control Microcode (RCM) V2.04 AIX


ARTIC186 Documentation

Hardware

ARTIC Multiport Model 2 & Portmaster EIB Developer's Guide, 2nd Ed., Aug 1996
ARTIC Portmaster Hardware Technical Reference, 2nd Ed., Apr 1995

Software

See the Multiport/2 page.


Portmaster Base Board FRU P/N 53F2603

CON1 30-pin socket
CON2,3 60-pin socket
U4 57F0930ESD
U11 72-pin SIMM socket
U19 57F2709 BIOS Odd
U20 57F2710 BIOS Even
U22 80C186-12
U25 33F8801ESD
U31,32 Zilog Z0803606VSC Z-C10
U33,35 SCN26562C4A52
Y1 25.0 MHz osc
Y2 14.7456 MHz osc

My Portmaster had a 2MB SIMM, 512K-36, P/N 68X6172, FRU 90X8625 installed. It was also marked "Samsung KMM536512BG-8".

Z0803606VSC Z-C10 Counter/Timer and Parallel I/O Unit
SCN26562C4A52 Dual universal serial communications controller (DUSCC)


8-port RS232 Interface Board P/N 53F2610, FRU P/N 57F3118

K0 30-pin header
K1,2 60-pin header
P1 Dsub-78
U1,2 SCN26562C4A52
U37 33F5251 (BIOS for card?)

Shocking news, but the maker and model of the Dsub-78 is ITT, 2DD100SBR-1

Eight Port RS-232 Interface Board/A

The Realtime Interface Co-Processor Eight Port RS-232 Interface Board/A provides the appropriate drivers and receivers to support eight serial I/O ports of RS-232-D/CCITT V.24. Protocols for these electrical interfaces are user programmable. The interface board attaches to the Portmaster Adapter/A and includes a 100 pin connector for external communication. Asynchronous or synchronous modes may be individually selected for each of the eight ports. All ports are supported at up to 38.4K bps full-duplex running concurrently. Actual performance may vary depending on the users application.


8-port RS-422 Interface Board

The Eight Port RS-422 Interface Board/A provides the appropriate drivers and receivers to support eight serial I/O ports of RS-422-A at indoor cable lengths up to 122 meters (400 feet) or cable lengths up to 1220 meters (4000 feet) with surge protection. (For Outdoor cabling considerations, consult the IBM Physical Planning Instruction Manual for surge protection). Up to two of these ports may be defined as CCITT X.21. Protocols for these electrical interfaces are user programmable. The interface board attaches to the Portmaster Adapter/A and includes a 100 pin connector for external communication. Asynchronous or synchronous modes may be individually selected for each of the eight ports. The following full-duplex data rates are supported by Realtime Interface Co-Processor Portmaster Adapter/A using this interface board.

  • One RS-422-A port running alone
    • synchronous using external clocking at 2.048M bps
    • asynchronous using internal clocking at 115.2K bps
  • Eight ports running concurrently
    • synchronous using external clocking at 64K bps
    • synchronous using internal DPLL clocking at 57.6K bps
    • asynchronous using internal clocking at 57.6K bps

Actual performance may vary depending on the users application.


4-port Selectable EIB FRU P/N 84F7540, P/N 53F2616

No info yet.


Components

# 6360 ... ARTIC Portmaster with 512 KB
# 6364 ... ARTIC Portmaster with 1 MB
# 6368 ... ARTIC Portmaster with 2 MB

# 1210 ... Electrical Interface Board, 6 ports V.35
# 1170 ... Electrical Interface Board, 6 ports X.21
# 6362 ... Electrical Interface Board, 8 ports EIA-232
# 6363 ... Electrical Interface Board, 8 ports EIA-422
# 6365 ... Electrical Interface Board, 4 ports Selectable

# 1211 ... cable, 6 ports V.35
# 2028 ... cable, 6 ports X.21
# 6366 ... cable, 8 ports EIA-232 or EIA-422
# 6367 ... cable, 4 ports selectable
# 6717 ... cable, 1 port selectable X.21
# 6718 ... cable, 1 port selectable V.35
# 7446 ... cable, 8 ports direct connect


Installation Limitations

The Portmaster Adapter/A adapter can be installed as follows:

  • 8550, 8570, and 8573 P75 - up to 2 adapters per system unit
  • 8555 - 1 adapter per system unit
  • 8560, 8565, and 8580 - up to 4 adapters per system unit
  • 8590 - up to 3 adapters per system unit (*)
  • 8595 - up to 6 adapters per system unit (*)
  • 7541, 7542, and 7546 - up to 3 adapters per system unit
  • 7561 and 7562 - up to 4 adapters per system unit
  • 7568 - up to 6 adapters per system unit

Note: Adapter limitations per unit are dependent on power requirements of other adapters.

(*) To support 6 cards in a model 95, the SCSI card must be moved from slot 1 to slot 8. To support 3 cards in a model 90, the SCSI card must be moved from slot 1 to 4. In other words, a Portmaster card in a model 95 can not be installed in slot 8 and for a model 90 in slot 4.


Eight Port Cable 53F2619

The Realtime Interface Co-Processor Eight Port Cable is used in conjunction with either the 8-Port RS-232 or 8-Port RS-422 Interface Boards. The cable connects a 100-pin connector on the Interface Board to eight 25-pin connectors (RS-232-D/CCITT V.24/ISO 2110 standard) housed in a molded block at the end of this cable.

Surge Protection Adapter 53F2625

The Realtime Interface Co-Processor Surge Protection Adapter can be used to provide voltage suppression circuitry in conjunction with the Eight Port RS-422 Interface Board/A and Eight Port Cable for each port. A Surge Protector Adapter is necessary for each port when its individual cable run exceeds 122 meters (400 feet) in length or is used in conjunction with outdoor cabling. This adapter is usable for asynchronous communications only. This adapter consists of two 25-pin connectors connected by the appropriate surge protection circuitry.


@8F70H IBM Realtime Interface Co-processor Portmaster Adapter/A

Physical Card Number & I/O Address
   The physical card number defines the I/O address range of the IBM Realtime Interface Co-processor Portmaster Adapter/A. The Physical Card Number determines the Card Base Address; however, the physical card number does not necessarily correspond with the logical card number. For example, the card in the first slot may be given any physical card number, but it will always be considered logical card 0. The preferred card number/address range is the lowest available.
     <Card 0; 02A0H-02A7H>, Card 1; 06A0H-06A7H, Card 2; 0AA0H-0AA7H, Card 3; 0EA0H-0EA7H, Card 4; 12A0H-12A7H, Card 5; 16A0H-16A7H, Card 6; 1AA0H-1AA7H, Card 7; 1EA0H-1EA7H

Interrupt Level
   The interrupt level is the prioritized interrupt request line on which the IBM Realtime Interface Co-processor Portmaster Adapter/A will interrupt the Personal System 2. The interrupt priorities are as follows (greatest priority first): 9, 10, 11, 12, 3, 4, 7. The interrupt level may be shared with another adapter. The preferred interrupt level is 7.
     <"Level 7">, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12

Bus Master Arbitration Level
   Arbitration level for the IBM Realtime Interface Co-processor Portmaster Adapter/A Busmaster DMA transfers.
     <"Level E">, D, C, B, A, 9, 8

Fairness
   Enable or disable Fairness feature of the IBM Realtime Interface Co-processor Portmaster Adapter/A busmaster DMA tranfers. This field should normally be Enabled."
     <"Enabled ">, Disabled

Shared Storage Window Location & Size
   The Shared Storage Window is an unused ROM or RAM address range that is used as a window into the RAM on the IBM Realtime Interface Co-processor Portmaster Adapter/A.
   The 'Above 16M, Window=Memory Size' option will allocate a window equal in size to the amount of RAM installed on the adapter, and located at the highest available space between 1G and 4G. This option will only work if the adapter is installed in a slot which supports 32 bit addressing."

8K Window, Below 1MB
     <"DE000H-DFFFFH, 8K Window (Page 6FH)>, DC000H-DDFFFH (6EH), DA000H-DBFFFH (6DH), D8000H-D9FFFH (6CH), D6000H-D7FFFH (6BH), D4000H-D5FFFH (6AH), D2000H-D3FFFH (69H)
And there are many more choices where these came from.

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