Image-I Adapter/A

@8DF6.ADF IBM Image-I Adapter/A


SHS71G2238 IBM PS/2 Image and Image-I Adapter/A HMM
S71G-2238 IBM PS/2 HMM Supplement
S71G-3708 IBM PS/2 Image and Image-I Adapter/A Technical Reference

Image-I Adapter/A Installation Instructions (thx to Lorenzo Mollicone!)

WIN.INI Options
Using Non-Standard Displays

Drivers & Software
Image-I Adapter/A
Adapter Parts
Image-I Specs
13W3 Pinout
ADF Sections

Drivers & Software

ia32v211.exe Image/A & Image-I OS/2 Driver (2.1x-BETA)
iadsp211.exe Image/A & Image-I Display Support (required)
ia16v210.exe Image/A & Image-I OS/2 16-bit drivers
iaopt211.exe Image/A & Image-I Option Disk (incl. 76/77)
iawin210.exe Image/A & Image-I Windows 3.x drivers
iados210.exe Image/A & Image-I DOS AI & AutoCAD drivers

Image-I Adapter

DL1 TDK SAD-025 delay line
J1-3 Memory headers?
J4 13W3 female connector
U1-4,13-16 HM538253J-7
U5,6,17 HM514270AJ8
U7 1888641
U11 1888666
U12 59G1833
U20 Motorola 10H350 ECL to TTL
U21 Motorola 10H131 dual-D flip-flop
Y1 33.3300 MHz osc
Y2 8.0 MHz xtal

Adapter Memory Location for AVC Slot Installation

Lorenzo Mollicone was trying to bring up a Model 90 (edited):

Slot 1: Enhanced F/W
Slot 3: I-I/A
Slot 2 & 4: Empty
XGA, 1MB on Board.
24MB RAM, Q Complex

Audible: BEEEEEP, BEEP BEEP, Screen: 20608, then system boots.
iaopt211.exe Options Disk

The diagnostic program is not seeing the I-I/A installed. Tried two adapters, neither show in diagnostics, show in SC though.

Page 6 of the I-IA Installation Instructions:
   If the I-IA is in AVC slot (slot 3 in Model 90), set Adapter Memory Location to C000.

Success! I had to reconfigure the 90 from the ground, and with the C000 window set, that peculiar error went away.

Comments: It appears that the SC did not (or could not) resolve the Adapter Memory Location, hence the Diagnostics shenanigans. A bit odd though, as the later SC.EXE used with the 76/77 systems was the more capable one...

Adapter/A Parts

9527 Cable MKT P/N 95G9906
9521 Cable MKT P/N 95G9907

The Image-I Adapter/A does not support the IBM PS/2 Image Adapter/A Printer/Scanner Option (#1632, 07F4402).

Image-I Adapter/A Specs

The Image-I Adapter/A is a high-resolution adapter, capable of driving displays up to 230 MHz, with a maximum screen addressability of 1600x1280 pels.

It has been designed to support the ISO compliant modes of the following displays:

  • 9504 Monochrome Monitor
  • 6091-016 Color Display
  • 6091-19i Color Display
  • 1091 Color Display
  • 9517 Color Display

The Image-I Adapter/A is available in 3MB only and coexists with VGA on planar, XGA/XGA-2 chipset on planar, or a XGA/XGA-2 Adapter/A card. It can be installed in any 386, -SX, -SLC, 486SX, 486 or higher systems.

VGA data display can only be achieved if the Image-I Adapter/A is installed in the AVE slot.  Image-I Adapter/A may not be installed in slots with the matched memory extension.

The display attached to the Image Adapter can show VGA graphics only if the adapter is installed in the AVE slot. Ideally, the Image Adapter should be installed in the AVE slot unless this slot is already in use (e.g. with an 8514/A Adapter).

Various Cable P/N

Display Type Cable MKT-P/N Cable Description
6091-016/19i 49G2717 6091-I Cable Assembly
(SIMM connector to 5BNC)
9504 N/A No special cable needed
9517 49G2718 IBM Connector Converter Cable
1091-051 09G3589 IBM 1091 Cable Assembly
9527 95G9906 IBM SIMM Cable
9521 95G9907 IBM SIMM Cable

6019-019 Display Cable

This cable is required if the Image-I Adapter/A is supporting a 6019-019.

The following table shows pin assignments for the 6091-019 Video Cable, P/N 58F2902.

P1 HDD15
BNC Connector
1 R Red Coax
2 G Green Coax
3 B Blue Coax
5 Red Coax Shield
7 Green Coax Shield
8 Blue Coax Shield
10 H, V, Shield
13 H H Coax
14 V V Coax

Image-I Adapter/A SIM-Video Connector

Pin Type No Serial Serial Captured Cable
C1 Coax Red BNC Red 75 Ohm Term
C2 Coax Green BNC Green 75 Ohm Term
C3 Coax Blue BNC Blue 75 Ohm Term
1 TP ID2 ID2
2 TP ID1 ID1 / Clk Out
3 TP   H.V.S.D.
4 Coax Digital Gnd Digital Gnd
5 Coax Hsync BNC Hsync
6 TP ID4 ID Pin 4
7 TP ID3 ID Pin 3 / Data
8 TP  
9 Coax Vsync BNC Vsync
10 Coax Digital Gnd Digital Gnd

AdapterID 8DF6 IBM Image-I Adapter/A

DMA Arbitration Level
   Under normal circumstances, select 5, this is an arbitrary decision!
      <"Level 5">, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4

Fairness On/Off
   Whether the adapter releases control of the bus when it has been using it exclusively
      <"On">, Off

Adapter I/O Addressing
      <"I/O Addresses 1D00-1D7F">,  2D00-2D7F, 3D00-3D7F, 4D00-4D7F

Adapter Memory Location
   Memory location adapter uses for the BIOS ROM, and RAM window
      <"Segment C000" (C000-C1FF)>, C200 (C200-C3FF), C400 (C400-C5FF), C600 (C600-C7FF), C800 (C800-C9FF), CA00 (CA00-CBFF), CC00 (CC00-CDFF), CE00 (CE00-CFFF), D000 (D000-D1FF), D200 (D200-D3FF), D400 (D400-D5FF), D600 (D600-D7FF), D800 (D800-D9FF), DA00 (DA00-DBFF), DC00 (DC00-DDFF), DE00 (DE00-DFFF)

Extended Memory Window
   Some applications may require an Extended Memory Window into Image Adapter/A RAM to appear high in the system address space.
      <"Disabled">, 1 Meg at Address E00000 (e000-eFFF), D00000 (d000-dFFF), C00000 (c000-cFFF), B00000 (b000-bFFF), A00000 (a000-aFFF), 900000 (9000-9FFF), 800000 (8000-8FFF), 700000 (7000-7FFF), 600000 (6000-6FFF), 500000 (5000-05FFF), 400000 (4000-4FFF), 300000 (3000-3FFF), 200000 (2000-2FFF), 100000 (1000-1FFF), 2 Meg at Address D00000 (d000-eFFF), C00000 (c000-dFFF), B00000 (b000-cFFF), A00000 (a000-bFFF), 900000 (9000-aFFF), 800000 (8000-9FFF), 700000 (7000-8FFF), 600000 (6000-7FFF), 500000 (5000-6FFF), 400000 (4000-5FFF), 300000 (3000-4FFF), 200000 (2000-3FFF), 100000 (1000-2FFF)

Interrupt Level
   The Interrupt level is fixed at 2.
      <"Interrupt 2">

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