PS/2 Documentation (PDF)

This is an archive of documentation for PS/2 systems, MCA architecture and other related hardware and software. All documents are in the "universal" PDF format.

Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM)
Technical Reference (TR)
Schematics
Hardware Interface Technical Reference (HITR)
BIOS Interface Technical Reference
Video Subsystem Technical Reference Manual (VGA, XGA)
Adapters - Technical Reference Manuals
Disk Drives - Technical Reference Manuals
Other IBM Publications
SCB Architecture
Token Ring Network - Introduction and Planning Guide
IBM Product Books - Withdrawn
Brochures

Based on Peter Wendt's PDF collection (last updated Sunday, March 4th, 2006).
Other PDFs gathered by Louis Ohland and Tomáš Slavotínek.


Hardware Maintenance Manual (HMM)

PS/2 HMM, Third Edition (October 1994) (484 Pages) (alt version)
PC Server HMM, Second Edition (March 1996) (557 Pages)
   PC Server 300, 310, 320, 500, 520, 720, SCSI Enclosure, Expansion Enclosure
HMM, Volume 1: Laptop, Notebook, Portable and ThinkPad Computers (503 Pages)
   Laptop L40SX, CL57, Notebook N45SL, N51XX, Portable P70/P75
HMM, Volume 2: ThinkPad Computers (508 Pages)
   ThinkPad 3xxx, 7xxx
Model N45SL (2614) HMM (77 Pages)
HM Library Supplement XGA-2 Display Adapter (September 1992) (10 Pages)
PS/2 8517 and 9517 Color Displays HM Reference (July 1992) (47 Pages)


Technical Reference (TR)

Model 25 (8525), 1st Edition (June 1987) (349 Pages)
Model 50 (8550), 1st Edition (May 1988) (62 Pages)
Model 50 (8550), 3rd Edition (October 1990) (66 Pages)
Model 55 (8555), 1st Edition (February 1989) (68 Pages)
Model 55 (8555), 2nd Edition (October 1990) (64 Pages)
Model 60 (8560), 1st Edition (May 1988) (56 Pages)
Model 60 (8560), 2nd Edition (October 1990) (60 Pages)
Model 65 SX (8565), 2nd Edition (October 1990) (66 Pages)
Model 70 (8570), 1st Edition (May 1988) (74 Pages)
Model 70 (8570), 4th Edition (October 1990) (96 Pages)
Model P70 (8573), 1st Edition (April 1989) (98 Pages)
Model 80 (8580), 1st Edition (April 1987) (612 Pages)
Model 80 (8580), 1st Edition (May 1988) (88 Pages)
Model 80 (8580), 3rd Edition (October 1990) (96 Pages)
Model 90 XP 486 (8590), 1st Edition (October 1990) (96 Pages)
Model 95 XP 486 (8595), 1st Edition (October 1990) (92 Pages)

Models 50 and 60, First Edition (April 1987)
Preface
Chpt. 1, System Description
Chpt. 2, Micro Channel Architecture
Chpt. 3, System Board
Chpt. 4, System Board I/O Controllers Index and Keyboard/Mouse
Chpt. 4, System Board I/O Controllers, Video Controller
Chpt. 4, System Board I/O Controllers Diskette, Serial, Parallel and NVRAM
Chpt. 5, Power
Chpt. 6, Keyboard
Chpt. 7, 80286/287 Microprocessor Instruction Sets
Chpt. 8, Characters and Keystrokes
Chpt. 9, Compatibility


Schematics
Scanned and released by Matthew D'Asaro. Thanks! Link to Matthew's blog HERE.

Model 30 (8530) (6/9/91) (8 Sheets)
Model 30-286 (8530) (11/1/91) (6 Sheets)
Model 50 (8550) (5/23/91) (16 Sheets)
Model 80 (8580) (10/16/91) (20 Sheets)

IBM Type 3179 Monitor (6/27/91) (1 Sheet)
IBM Type 3179A Monitor (9/16/91) (2 Sheets)


Hardware Interface Technical Reference (HITR)

HITR, First Edition (May 1988) (625 Pages)

HITR - Architectures, First Edition (October 1990)
Preface (6 Pages)
Micro Channel Architecture (166 Pages)
Micro Channel Adapter Design (32 Pages)
Setup (58 Pages)
Connector Definition (cutout) (9 Pages)

HITR - Common Interfaces, First Edition (October 1990) (950 Pages)

HITR - Common Interfaces, First Edition (October 1990), partially updated
Preface (6 Pages)
Microprocessor and Instruction Set (106 Pages)
Direct Memory Access Controller Type 1 (15 Pages)
DMA Controller Architecture (July 1992) (98 Pages)
   Extended and detailed section about the Type 1 and 2 Controllers with their features and programming. The original 1990-section covers only the base (Type 1) DMA controller.
Interrupt Controller (18 Pages)
System Timers Type 1 (20 Pages)
Diskette Drive Controller (46 Pages)
Keyboard and Auxiliary Device Controller (20 Pages)
   Revised version with correct page count and order but with genuine IBM spelling-error.
Serial Port Controller (48 Pages)
Parallel Port Controller (26 Pages)
Video Subsystem (126 Pages)
Keyboard 101- and 102-Key (54 Pages)
Characters and Keystrokes (12 Pages)
Compatibility (32 Pages)

HITR - Video Subsystems, First Edition (September 1992) (444 Pages)


BIOS Interface Technical Reference

BIOS Interface Technical Reference, First Edition (April 1987) (218 Pages)
BIOS Interface Technical Reference, Second Edition (May 1988) (466 Pages)

First Edition (September 1991)
Preface (6 Pages)
Sections 1 & 2 (Pages 1-1 to 2-IN70-2) (188 Pages)
Sections 3 to 7 (Pages 3-1 to 7-14) (68 Pages)
ABIOS Sections 1 to 6 (Pages 3 to 6-ID04-10) (144 Pages)
ABIOS Section 6 cont. (Pages 6-ID05-1 to 6-ID18-12) (150 Pages)

Other
55SX Supplement for the Hardware Interface and BIOS Interface Technical Reference
65SX Supplement for the Hardware Interface and BIOS Interface Technical Reference
P70 Supplement for the Hardware Interface and BIOS Interface Technical Reference
XGA Adapter Interface, First Edition (September 1990) (173 Pages)


Video Subsystem Technical Reference Manual (VGA, XGA)
Preliminary Draft (May 1992)

Content / Preface (18 Pages)
VGA Function (Pages 2-1 to 2-111) (112 Pages)
XGA Function (Pages 3-1 to 3-190) (191 Pages)
XGA Function (Pages 3-191 to 3-280) (90 Pages)
Display Connector (Page 4-1 to 4-12) (14 Pages)


Adapters - Technical Reference Manuals

Dual Asynchronous Adapter/A (30 Pages)
Multi Protocol Adapter/A (94 Pages)
SCSI Adapter/A (96 Pages)
SCSI Adapter with Cache/A (96 Pages)
ESDI Harddisk Adapter (60 Pages)
XGA Adapter, First Edition (September 1990) (19 Pages)


Disk Drives - Technical Reference Manuals

IBM PS/2 3.5 Inch Floppy Disk Drives TR (S42G-2914-00) (24 Pages)
IBM PS/2 CD-ROM Drive Technical Reference (38 Pages)
IBM 3363 Optical Disk Drive (WORM) TRM (130 Pages)


Other IBM Publications

PS/2 Model 30 286 Guide to Operations, First Edition (September 1988) (69 Pages)
PS/2 Model P75 486 Quick Reference, First Edition (October 1990) (130 Pages)
PS/2 Models 95 XP 486, 90 XP 486, 55LS and P75 486 Fundamentals, First Edition (October 1990) (200 Pages)
PS/2 and PS/ValuePoint Subsystems, First Edition (December 1992) (174 Pages)

IBM PS/2 and PC Publication and Education References (January 1989) (72 Pages)
IBM PS/2 and PC Product Reference, Version 4.0 (April 1987) (326 Pages)
IBM PS/2 and PC Product Reference, Version 4.0 (September 1988) (244 Pages)
IBM Technical Directory (January 1988) (16 Pages)
IBM Technical Directory (June 1988) (15 Pages)
IBM Technical Directory, Tenth Edition (June 1992) (48 Pages)

Personal Computer Family Service Information Manual (July 1989) (384 Pages)

PS/2 Micro Channel OEM Hardware Product Guide (1988) (174 Pages)

PS/2 Installation Planning...and Beyond!, First Edition (February 1992) (106 Pages)

IBM PC Server and Novell NetWare Integration Guide, First Edition (December 1995) (235 Pages)

Understanding Performance Tuning Theory for IBM OS/2 LAN Server, First Edition (November 1994) (250 Pages)

8573 Service Summary
8580 Service Summary


SCB Architecture (Subsystem Control Block)
First Edition (January 1991)

Introduction, Overview, and Capabilities
Locate Mode Overview, Physical, Delivery, and Processing Levels, Design Considerations
Move Mode Physical, Delivery, and Processing Levels, Design Considerations, Architectural Compliance


Token Ring Network - Introduction and Planning Guide
Fourth Edition (September 1990) (GA27-3677-3)

Introduction
Chpt.1- Understanding the Token Ring Network
Chpt.2 - Planning a Network Using Permanently Installed Cable
Chpt.3 - Filling Out the Planning Documents
Chpt.4 - Connecting to the Established Network
Chpt.5 - Installing Your Token-Ring Network
Chpt. 6 - Changing Configurations
Appendix A - Additional Considerations for Determining Ring Size Limits
Appendix B - Planning Forms
Appendix C - A Sample Program for Filling Out the Planning Charts
Appendix D - Specifications for 62.5-Micron Optical Fiber Cables
Glossary - Abbreviations and Glossary
Index


IBM Product Books - Withdrawn

IBM PS/2 1992 to 1995 - withdrawn
IBM PC Servers 1992 to 1998 - withdrawn (December 1998 - Version 172)
IBM PC 1994 to 2000 - withdrawn (November 2000 - Version 212)
IBM ThinkPad Notebooks 1992 to 2001 - withdrawn (January 2001 - Version 214)
IBM ValuePoint 1992 to 1995 - withdrawn
IBM SCSI Disks and Controllers 1992 to 1999 - withdrawn (June 2001 - Version 224)
IBM Monitors April 1987 to 2005 - withdrawn (May 2005 - Version 291)


Brochures
Sourced from 1000bit.it (most of the files were renamed).

Systems

PS/2 Model 30
PS/2 Model 30 286
PS/2 Model 35 SX and 35 LS
PS/2 Models 35 SX with PS/2 Color Display
PS/2 Model 40 SX
PS/2 Model 50
PS/2 Model 50 Z
PS/2 Model 55 SX
PS/2 Models 55 SX and 55 LS
PS/2 Models 56 SLC and 56 SLC LS, Models 56 SX and 56 LS
PS/2 Model 57 SX
PS/2 Model 60 (alt)
PS/2 Model 65 SX
PS/2 Model 70 386
PS/2 Model 80 (alt)
PS/2 Model 80 386
PS/2 Model 90 XP 486 series (alt)
PS/2 Model 95 XP 486 series (alt)
PS/2 Model P70 386
PS/2 Model CL57 SX
PS/2 Model L40 SX (alt)
PS/2 Models N51 SLC and N51 SX

PS/note N45 SL

6152 Academic System

ThinkPad 700 & 700C PS/2

PS/2 Facts and Features (PS/2 model comparisons)

Displays

PS/2 Monochrome Display 8503 (alt)
PS/2 Monochrome Display 8507
PS/2 Monochrome Display family
PS/2 Color Display 8511
PS/2 Color Display 8512
PS/2 Color Display 8513
PS/2 Color Display 8514
PS/2 Color Display 8515 (alt)
PS/2 Color Display 8518
Color Display 9515

Storage

Storage Options for Personal System/2 (1992)
Large Storage Options for Personal System/2 (1992)
Tape Storage Options for Personal Systems (1993)

3510 SCSI Storage Enclosure and 3511 External Enclosure for SCSI Devices

3.5" External and Internal Diskette Drive
PS/2 3.5" Rewritable Optical Drive
3.5-Inch Enhanced Rewritable Optical Drive
3363 Optical Disk Drive and Cartridge
PS/2 Internal Tape Backup Convenience Kit
6157 Streaming Tape Drive
PS/2 CD-ROM Drive and External CD-ROM Drive

3.5-Inch Diskettes

3270

3270 Communications Family for PS/2 and PC
3270 Workstation Program Versions 1.0 and 1.1

Announcements

[Fact Sheet] [Connectivity]
[Fact Sheet] [Processors] PS/2 Model 30
[Fact Sheet] [Displays] Monochrome Display Model 8503
[Fact Sheet] [Operating Systems]
[Fact Sheet] [Options]
[Fact Sheet] [Prices] IBM unit prices and availability of new products
The next generation in personal computing (PS/2 Family)
Compact and versatile (alt) (PS/2 Model 30)
More powerful solutions in smaller packages (PS/2 Model 50)
Enhanced performance, sharper graphics (PS/2 Model 80)
Increase storage dramatically
[News Release] [Dealers] IBM establishes advanced products dealers to market systems solutions
[News Release] [Connectivity] IBM enhances LAN capabilities, extends connectivity to PS/2
[News Release] [Music] Music feature orchestrates 336 different sounds
[News Release] [Processors/Displays] PS/2 family features four high-performance systems
[News Release] [SolutionPacs] Wide Range of Solutions Available
[News Release] [SolutionPacs] SolutionPac Personal Publishing System
[News Release] Advanced technology, new operating systems, compatibility, powerful graphics, new options highlight system
[Technology Release] Advanced technology built into new PS/2
ACISNET Notice - 6152 Academic System

Ads

PS/2 The next generation in personal computing Models 30, 50, 60, 80 (06/1987)
PS/2 The next generation in personal computing Models 30, 50, 60, 80
PS/2 The next generation in personal computing (alt) Models 25, 30, 50, 60, 80
PS/2 Connectivity Products The next generation in personal computing
10th Anniversary Special


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