M-Motion Video Adapter

@80B3.ADF M-Motion Video Adapter/A
@80B3.ADF "Enhanced" M-Motion Video Adapter/A (adds monitor choice, date 2/10/90)

191-037 Enhanced M-Motion Video Adapter/A for the IBM PS/2 (95F1094)
190-018 M-Motion Video Adapter/A for the IBM PS/2 (34F3087)

m-motion.exe M-Motion 256 color driver Thanks, Dr. Jim!
mcontrol.zip MMotion Media control for M-motion Adt
mmpmctr1.exe  MMotion MControl/2 for MMPM (1/2)
mmpmctr2.exe  MMotion MControl/2 for MMPM (2/2)  

292-663 IBM M-Control Program/2 Ver 2.01
m-mvidad.exe   M-Motion Video Adpt. Software v1.02
m-mvidad.txt     Readme for m-mvidad.exe

M-MVA Base Card
M-MVA Daughter Card
Different Versions of M-MMVA
M-MVA Cable Identities
M-MVA Cable Pinout (DB37 to each connector)
Installation Procedure
Attach Monitor to M-MVA Cable
Systemboard Video Termination
Terminator Pinout for M-MVA
ADF (shared by old and new M-MVA)

Thank Fred Spencer up in Maple Syrup Land (BC) for the MMPM files.

M-MVA Base Card

J1 12 Pin Header
J2 80 Pin Header
OSC1 18.000000 MHz osc
U3 Valor DL2086 20 ns
U7 Altera EPB2001LC
U21, U23 Cypress CY7C408A -25VC
U22 Xilinx XC3390 PP175C-5000
U25 NEC D41256L - 85
U26-U31 Toshiba TC5242256AZ-10
U35 Xilinx XC3390 PP175C-5001
U36, U37 Cypress CY93L422PC

M-MVA Daughter Card

J1 12-pin Header
J2 80-pin Header
P2 Solder Pads for 26-pin Header
U1 Philips TEA6300T
U9 Philips TDA4580
U11-U14 RET (?) RF6609ANP-011
U16 Analog Devices AD7547KP
U17 Analog Devices AD7870JP
U22 Philips SAA9060P
U27 Philips SAA9057A
U28 Philips TDA8709T
U29 Philips TDA8708T
U30 Philips SAA9051 WP
Y1 24.576 MHz xtal ?

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SAA9060P Video Processor with DACs Datasheet
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TDA8708T Video analog input interface Datasheet
SAA9051WP Digital multi-standard TV decoder Datasheet

Different Versions

The M-Motion Video Adapter/A (#1991, 95F1091) replaces original M-Motion Video Adapter/A (#3487, 34F3087). Refer to Product Announcement 191-036 (Ed. can't find it).

M-MVA Cable Identities

Video Input
(5 RCA plugs)
I/O Name
V1 Vid In 1
V2 Vid In 2
V3 Vid 3/Chroma2
VC Chroma 1
CS Comp Sync
PS/2 Display
I/O Name
Pin1 Red
Pin2 Green
Pin3 Blue
Pin4 N/C
Pin5 VSync Gnd
Pin6 Red Gnd
Pin7 Green Gnd
PS/2 Display
I/O Name
Pin 8 Blue Gnd
Pin 9 N/C
Pin10 HSync Gnd
Pin11 N/C
Pin12 N/C
Pin13 H Sync
Pin14 V Sync
Pin15 N/C
Audio In/Out
(6 RCA plugs)
I/O Name
1L Aud In 1L
1R Aud In 1R
2L Aud In 2L
2R Aud In 2R
OL Aud Out L
OR Aud Out R

M-MVA Cable Pinout

Video Input Cables
(5 RCA plugs)
DB37 I/O Name
 4 V1 Vid In1
23 V1 Vid In1 Gnd
 2 V2 Vid In2
21 V2 Vid In2 Gnd
 3 V3 Vid In3/
      Chroma In2
22 V3 VidIn3/
      Chroma In2 Gnd
 1 VC Chroma In1
20 VC Chroma In1 Gnd
 8 CS Comp Sync
27 CS Comp Sync Gnd
PS/2 Display Cable
(HDD15 connector)
DB37  I/O    Name
 6  Pin 1  Red
 7  Pin 2  Green
 5  Pin 3  Blue
    Pin 4  N/C
29  Pin 5  VSync Gnd
25  Pin 6  Red Gnd
26  Pin 7  Green Gnd
24  Pin 8  Blue Gnd
    Pin 9  N/C
28  Pin 10 HSync Gnd
    Pin 11 N/C
    Pin 12 N/C
 9  Pin 13 H Sync
10  Pin 14 V Sync
    Pin 15 N/C
Audio In/Out Cables
(6 RCA plugs)
DB37 I/O Name
19 1L Aud In 1L
37 1L Aud In 1Gnd
18 1R Aud in 1R
36 1R Aud In 1Gnd
16 2L Aud In 2L
34 2L Aud In 2Gnd
17 2R Aud In 2R
35 2R Aud In 2Gnd
15 OL Aud Out L
33 OL Aud Out LGnd
14 OR Aud Out R
32 OR Aud Out R Gnd

M-MVA Orderable Parts
34F3087 M-MVA Adapter, original [board only]
95F1094 M-MVA Adapter, enhanced [board only]
95F1095 M-MVA I/O Cable
34F3088 VGA Terminator Plug
34F3092 M-MVA Software Diskette
95F1093 M-MVA Installation and Technical Reference Manual

34F3087 M-MVA Adapter, original
  • 8512 Color Display
  • 8513 Color Display
  • 8514 Color Display

Installation Procedure

  1. "Copy an Options Diskette", add @80B3.adf to Refdisk or System partition.
  2. Install M-MVA in 16 or 32 bit AVE slot. B ase video comes from VGA / XGA / XGA-2
  3. Connect monitor to Base Video [planar/card], but don't connect any cables to M-MVA.
    All setup screens will be visible and M-MVA palette registers will be correctly initialized.
  4. Run Configuration and save. Reboot and run system programs again.
    Select Set Configuration > Change Configuration. Choose 8515 for better display quality.

Reboot system and run software installation [INSTALL] program. It will install a program, MMVAINIT, that performs routines that initialize the M-MVA.

Note: MMVAINIT must be run every time the PS/2 system is powered on or reset, otherwise palette registers may contain incorrect colors.

Connect Cables and Monitor to M-MVA

  1. Connect DB-37 to M-MVA
  2. Unplug monitor from base video and attach it to HDD15 on M-MVA cable.
    Note: Connect monitor to M-MVA after it has been installed and configured.
  3. Plug VGA Terminator to Base Video
    Note: Fakes having a color monitor attached, otherwise all Base Video will be B/W.

System Board Video Termination

For color output, a VGA Terminator plug MUST be installed in the system board display connector. Otherwise, the PS/2 VGA adapter will not recognize that a color display is attached to the M-MVA, and all VGA and video output will be displayed in monochrome (B&W). (Ed. Does this apply to a Base Video adapter like the XGA-2?)

Terminator for M-MVA (from Brad Parker)

This is the terminator that came with an M-motion adapter. I suspect that it would work equally well with the ATi GUP or any other auxiliary video card. Probably keeps the video drive amps on the unused card from going into oscillation.

The terminator requires three 75 ohm 1/4 watt resistors. As 75 ohms can be difficult at times to find, rest easy in knowing that the originals have a 20% tolerance, so any 5% tolerance or better resistor with an impedance between 63 and 100 ohms should work.

The resistors are wired in parallel between each color's drive pin and it's respective ground. In addition, the terminator keys the monitor ID to 0 by having a jumper between the 0 ID pin and digital ground. (Monitor Presence Detect ID=0); which together with opens on Pins 4, 12, and 15 (MPDID 1, 2, and 3) ensures that the system thinks an 8512 or 8513 (640x480 analog color only) monitor is attached.

Use a 15 pin male VGA connector and hood. The component values are as follows: R1-R3 75 ohm 20% 1/4 watt resistor J1 Insulated 24 gauge single conductor wire.

Connect as follows:

 Pin                Pin
  1 ----^v^v^v^v---- 6
  2 ----^v^v^v^v---- 7
  3 ----^v^v^v^v---- 8
 10 ---------------- 11 (shorted, in words)

Note the original unit has shrink tubing on the resistor leads - Not a bad idea. An alternate technique would be to just plug in any old monitor on the base video VGA output. Of course that takes up a bit of physical desktop.


The M-Motion Video Adapter/A is a full-frame buffer that adds audio and video to the Personal System/2 system units with Micro Channel architecture.  This adapter is capable of receiving Composite Video (3 PAL (R)/NTSC or 2 SVHS) and produces a corresponding video CS output signal to synchronize the input video sources.  The CS output is fully compatible with CCIR standards at line periods of 64 us and 63.555 us. The CS output voltage is compatible with TTL levels, terminated into 75 Ohms. Composite Sync (CS) output is available to synchronize up to three compatible video input sources at the same time.

Features and characteristics

  • Full control of digitized video via M-Control Program/2 software. The digitized video images can be sized, captured, stored, and  recalled from the PS/2 workstation.
  • Full control of output video (contrast, hue, brightness) via software.  Output video and the VGA text and graphics are interchangeable and can be overlaid via software.
  • Video output fully compatible with PS2 VGA display connection and fully compatible with all high resolution VGA modes (640 and 720 horizontal pels).  Limited support is provided with low  resolution modes (320 or 360 horizontal pels).  This adapter requires the Micro Channel expansion card slot with video extension.
  • The capability to produce stereo audio output at high quality from two stereo analog audio programmable inputs.  The input line audio can also be digitized and played back at FM quality levels. Full control of audio output (volume, treble, bass, and balance) is available via software.

080B3 "M-Motion Video Adapter/A" Same adf, some additions for new M-MVA)

 pos[3]=XXXXX111b ; Allow readback of adapter rev level [added to new adf]

Adapter I/O Address Range
     <"Base 1300H", (1300-1339>, 3300 (3300-3339), 5300 (5300-5339), 7300 (7300-7339)

Adapter Interrupt 
   This adapter uses a hardware interrupt which may be shared with another adapter, but for maximum performance the interrupt should not be shared. If it must be shared, share with the interrupt which has the least activity.  This adapter interrupts at a rate of 50 to 60 times per second when enabled. Note: Some adapters label interrupt 9 as interrupt 2.  If another adapter is using interrupt 2 and you choose interrupt 9, you will be sharing interrupt 9 with that adapter.
          <Interrupt 3> or 9 

Display Type (New ADF)
   Chose 8514 if you have an 8514 or earlier display. Chose 8515 if you have an 8515 display
       <"8514">,  8515

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