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PREFACE
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Advisories
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Safety Instructions
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When Working Inside a Computer
Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge
Regulatory Compliance Statements
FCC Class A Notice
CE Certification
Safety Standards
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Declaration of Conformity
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Quality & Service
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Product Warranty
30 Day Money Back Guarantee
Free Technical Assistance
Warranty & Repair in Seven Days
Returns for Repair/Replacement/Credit
Out of Warranty Repair
Advanced Replacement Service
CHAPTER 1
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INTRODUCTION
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The 7 & 13 Slot Rack-mount PCI Expansion System
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Pre-Installation Information
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Parts List
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7 Slot Rack-mount PCI Expansion System:
13 Slot Rack-mount PCI Expansion System:
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Tools Required for Installation
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CHAPTER 2
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QUICK START GUIDE
Step One: Remove PCI Expansion System Cover
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Step Two: Install PCI Expansion Interface Card
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Step Three: Power Down Host Computer and Remove Cover
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Step Four: Remove PCI Cards from Host Computer
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Step Five: Install PCI Host Interface Card
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Step Six: Install PCI Cards in PCI Expansion System
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Step Seven: Attach PCI Expansion Cable(s)
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Step Eight: Recheck Installation
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Step Nine: Power Sequence
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Powering Up:
Powering Down:
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Step Ten: System Should Be Up and Running
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Step Eleven: Finishing Touches
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CHAPTER 3
BUS HIERARCHY
Bus Hierarchy
CHAPTER 4
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ADVANCED INSTALLATION GUIDE
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Installation Notes
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Multiple PCI Expansion System Configurations
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Daisy-Chaining
Fan-Out
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PCI Card Conflicts
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Console Firmware Issues
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CHAPTER 5
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HOW TO GET MORE HELP
Contacting Technical Support
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Returning Merchandise to MAGMA
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APPENDIX A
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MAC OS VERIFICATION
MagmaSlots
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APPENDIX B
DIGIDESIGN® PRO TOOLS
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APPENDIX C
PCI-BASED SUN WORKSTATION GUIDE
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Introduction
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Requirements
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Installation
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Sample Configuration
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Advisories
Three types of advisories are used throughout this manual to provide
helpful information or to alert you to the potential for hardware damage
or personal injury. They are Notes, Cautions, and Warnings. The
following is an example of each type of advisory. Use caution when
servicing any electrical component.
NOTE
An amplifying or explanatory comment related to procedural steps or
text.
CAUTION
Used to indicate and prevent the following procedure or step from
causing damage to the equipment.
WARNING
Used to indicate and prevent the following step from causing injury.
Disclaimer: We have tried to identify all situations that may pose a
warning or caution condition in this manual. However, MAGMA does not
claim to have covered all situations that might require the use of a
Caution or Warning.
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Safety Instructions
Before handling the MAGMA PCI Expansion System, read the following
instructions and safety guidelines to prevent damage to the product and
to ensure your own personal safety. Refer to the “Advisories” section
for advisory conventions used in this manual, including the distinction
between Warnings, Cautions, and Notes.
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Always use caution when handling/operating the computer.
Only qualified, experienced, authorized electronics personnel
should access the interior of the computer. The power supplies
produce high voltages and energy hazards, which can cause
bodily harm.
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Use extreme caution when installing or removing components.
Unplug the power cord before removing the cover. The cover
can only be opened by persons having appropriate technical
training and experience necessary to be aware of hazards to
which they are exposed in performing a task and of measures
to minimize the danger to themselves or other persons. Refer
to the installation instructions in this manual for precautions
and procedures.
WARNING
High voltages are present inside the chassis when the unit’s power
cord is plugged into and electrical outlet. Disconnect the power cord
from its source before removing the chassis cover. Turning off the
power switch does not remove power to components.
Never modify or remove the radio frequency interference shielding from
your workstation or expansion unit. To do so may cause your installation
to produce emissions that could interfere with other electronic
equipment in the area of your system.
When Working Inside a Computer
Before taking covers off a computer, perform the following steps:
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Turn off the computer and any peripherals
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Disconnect the computer and peripherals from their power
sources to prevent electric shock or system board damage.
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Follow the guidelines provided in “Regulatory Compliance
Statements” on the following page.
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Disconnect any telephone or telecommunications lines from
the computer.
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In addition, take note of these safety guidelines when appropriate:
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To help avoid possible damage to systems boards, wait five
seconds after turning off the computer before removing a
component, removing a system board, or disconnecting a
peripheral device from the computer.
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When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its
strain-relief loop, not on the cable itself. Some cables have a
connector with locking tabs. If you are disconnecting this type
of cable, press in on the locking tabs before disconnecting the
cable. As you pull connectors apart, keep them evenly aligned
to avoid bending any connector pins. Also, before connecting a
cable, make sure both connectors are correctly oriented and
aligned.
CAUTION
Do not attempt to service the system yourself except as explained in
this manual. Follow installation instructions closely. .
Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Warning
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) is the enemy of semiconductor
devices. You should always take precautions to eliminate any
electrostatic charge from your body and clothing before touching
any semiconductor device or card by using an electrostatic wrist
strap and/or rubber mat.
Static electricity can harm system boards. Perform service at an ESD
workstation and follow proper ESD procedure to reduce the risk of
damage to components. MAGMA strongly encourages you to follow
proper ESD procedure, which can include wrist straps and smocks,
when servicing equipment.
You can also take the following steps to prevent damage from
electrostatic discharge (ESD):
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When unpacking a static-sensitive component from its shipping
carton, do not remove the component’s anti-static packaging
material until you are ready to install the component in a
computer. Just before unwrapping the anti-static packaging,
be sure you are at an ESD workstation or grounded.
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When transporting a sensitive component, first place it in an
anti-static container or packaging.
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Handle all sensitive components at an ESD workstation.
possible, use anti-static floor pads and workbench pads.
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Handle components and boards with care. Don’t touch the
components or contacts on a board. Hold a board by its edges
or by it’s metal mounting bracket.
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Regulatory Compliance Statements
This section provides the FCC compliance statement for Class A
devices and describes how to keep the system CE complaint.
The Following Information is Required by the FCC
FCC Class A Notice
If your system is FCC Class A, the following applies:
Note - This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the
equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference in which
case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
NOTE
The assembler of a personal computer system may be required to test
the system and/or make necessary modifications if a system is found
to cause harmful interferences or to be noncompliant with the
appropriate standards for its intended use.
CE Certification
The product(s) described in this manual complies with all
applicable European Union (CE) directives. For computer
systems to remain CE complaint, only CE-complaint parts
may be used. Maintaining CE compliance also requires proper cable
and cabling techniques. MAGMA will not retest or recertify systems or
components that have been reconfigured by customers.
Safety Standards
The products(s) described in this manual has
met the safety requirement of Underwriters
Laboratories (UL) for the US and Canadian
market based on UL’s published Standards for Safety.
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Declaration of Conformity
Manufacturer’s Name:
Manufacturer’s Address:
MAGMA, Inc.
A Mobility Electronics, Inc., Company
9918 Via Pasar
San Diego, CA 92126
USA
Declares that the product:
Computer Peripheral Equipment
Type of Equipment:
Product Name:
MAGMA PCI Expansion System
P7R, P7RC1.5, P7RQ, P7RQC1.5, P7R-D1, P7RC1.5Model Number:
D1, P7RQ-D1, P7RQC1.5-D1, P7R-IFA, P7RC1.5-IFA,
P7R64, P7R64C1.5, P7RQ64, P7RQ64C1.5,
P7R464C1.5, P7R464C1.5, P7R464-D1, P7R464C1.5D1, P13R, P13RC1.5, P13R-D1, P13RC1.5-D1, P13RIFA, P13RC1.5-IFA
to which this declaration relates, meet the essential health and safety
requirements and is in conformity with the relevant EU Directives listed below:
EU EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
EU Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC
EN 55022:1998/A1:2000; CISPR 22:1997/A1:2000 Class A, Limits and
Methods of Measurement of Radio Disturbance Characteristics of
Information Technology Equipment
EN 61000-3-2:1995 Power Frequency Emission for AC Main Harmonics
(Not Applicable for units under 75 Watts)
EN 61000-3-3:1995 Voltage Fluctuations
(Not Applicable for units under 75 Watts)
EN 50024:1998 Immunity, ITE Requirements
-EN 61000-4-2 Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Immunity
(Supersedes IEC 801-2)
-EN 61000-4-3 (Formerly ENV 50140) Radiated RF Field Immunity
(Supersedes IEC 801-3 & IEC 1000-4-3)
-EN 61000-4-4 EFT Immunity for AC and I/O Lines
(Supersedes IEC 801-4)
-EN 61000-4-5 Surge (Line-Ground & Line-Line) Immunity
-EN 61000-4-6
(Formerly ENV 50141) Conducted Radio Field
(Common Mode) Immunity
-EN 61000-4-8 Power Frequency Magnetic Field Immunity
-EN 61000-4-11 Voltage Dip/Surge Immunity
EN 60950:2000 Safety of Information Technology Equipment (ITE) for CE
certification
The technical documentation required to demonstrate the above products meet
the requirements of the EMC Directive and Low Voltage Directive has been
compiled by MAGMA and is available for inspection by the relevant enforcement
authorities.
signed
Nancy Rubinstein
General Manager
San Diego, CA
February 26, 2002
A signed original copy of this document is available from MAGMA.
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Quality & Service
Product Warranty
MAGMA PCI Expansion Systems carry a one-year warranty against
defects in materials or workmanship from the date of shipment to the
original purchaser. Any products found to be defective in material or
workmanship will be repaired or replaced promptly.
Please Note: Products that have been modified will not be covered under this
warranty.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee
Any single standard MAGMA manufactured product may be returned
within 30 days of purchase for a full refund of the price paid for the
product being returned (must be in new condition in the original
packaging). If you are not satisfied, or chose the wrong product by
mistake, you do not have to keep it. Please call our Sales Group for a
Return Merchandise Authorization number before returning the product.
Free Technical Assistance
MAGMA is dedicated to providing competent, responsive technical
support both before and after the sale. We have staffed our support
department with professional software and hardware engineers and
given them the finest tools. MAGMA provides unlimited support to all
customers for the life of all products purchased.
Warranty & Repair in Seven Days
Any MAGMA manufactured product returned for repair under warranty
will be repaired and shipped within one week unless it is necessary for a
Technical Support Engineer to contact you and discuss the repair.
Repaired products are returned by the same shipping method as they
are received. Please call for a Return Merchandise Authorization
number before returning the product.
Please Note: All returns to MAGMA for Repair/Replacement/Credit must be
shipped back to MAGMA with all Shipping Charges and Duties Paid. Shipments
that arrive with freight or duties due, or returned collect, will be refused and sent
back to the sender at their own expense.
Returns for Repair/Replacement/Credit
It is not required, though highly recommended, that you keep the
packaging from the original shipment of your MAGMA Product.
However, if you return a product to MAGMA for warranty
repair/replacement or take advantage of the 30 day money back
guarantee, you will need to package the product in a manner similar to
the manner in which it was received from our plant. MAGMA cannot be
responsible for any physical damage to the product or component
pieces of the product (such as the host or expansion interfaces for PCI
expansion systems) that are damaged due to inadequate packing.
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Physical damage sustained in such a situation will be repaired at the
owner's expense in accordance with Out of Warranty Procedures.
Please, protect your investment, a bit more padding in a good box will
go a long way to insuring the device is returned to us in the same
condition you shipped it in. Please call for a Return Merchandise
Authorization number before returning the product.
Out of Warranty Repair
Any out of warranty MAGMA manufactured product can be repaired at
the cost of MAGMA parts, plus current labor rate (not to exceed 50% off
the current list price for the same or equivalent product) plus freight.
Please call for a Return Merchandise Authorization number before
returning the product. There will be a minimum charge for 1 hour's labor
for evaluation of the product/unit. If repairs are needed, this will be
applied to the repair of the product. Once evaluation has been
completed, a Customer Support Representative will contact you with
any options you may have and to authorize the repair work before the
repair is performed.
Advanced Replacement Service
This Fee Based Service is primarily geared towards correcting severe
problems encountered in a system within the first 90 days after
shipment from the factory, but it is also available, on a graduated fee
scale during the term of the Warranty Period. Under the terms of this
Service, MAGMA will replace a warranted MAGMA manufactured
product prior to receiving the defective product from the customer.
Advanced replacements are available upon credit approval or by
providing a VISA, MasterCard or American Express card number as
security for the returned product. The cost for this service is the
appropriate,
graduated
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Advanced
non-refundable,
Replacement, as detailed in the chart below, plus freight.
PRODUCT
PCI Expansion System
PCI Expansion Boards
300/400W Power Supply
Other Power Supply
Any Product under $50.00
0-90 days
$150.00
$50.00
$50.00
$25.00
$25.00
TIME OWNED
91 days - 6 mos.
$300.00
$100.00
$100.00
$50.00
$25.00
6 mos. – 1 yr
$450.00
$150.00
$150.00
$75.00
$25.00
Please Note: This fee schedule subject to change. For current information
consult your Technical Support Engineer at the time of the request.
The item must be returned to MAGMA with all parts and components that were
shipped with it, in undamaged condition. The Customer shall be responsible for
missing components and/or systems or components that are returned and are
found to be physically damaged.
Non-Returned Advanced Replacements: Advanced Replacements
that are not returned within 30 days of replacement shipment will
automatically be charged to the securing credit card. If the product is
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returned after the credit card is charged, the entity (person or company)
will be responsible for a Restocking Fee. This fee will be 25% of the
listed price of the replaced unit, with a minimum Restocking Fee of
$25.00. Product will only be accepted for return and restocking if the
Advanced Replacement is less than 90 days from date of replacement
unit shipment.
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&KDSWHU,QWURGXFWLRQ The 7 & 13 Slot Rack-mount PCI Expansion System
MAGMA's 7 and 13 Slot Rack-mount PCI Expansion System is a
general-purpose bus expansion system for the Peripheral Component
Interconnect (PCI) local bus. The expansion bus is fully compliant with
the PCI Local Bus Specification. The PCI expansion system consists of
a PCI host interface card, an expansion bus cable (a shielded, highspeed cable), an expansion interface card (13 slot only), an expansion
motherboard and a rack-mount enclosure with a power supply.
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19" Rack-mount Standard
17" W x 7" H x 17.7" D
with rack-mount ears: 19”W x 7”H x 18.8”D (4U high)
24 lb or 11.804 kg
All Steel Chassis
One 70-105 CFM fan in 7 Slot Chassis
Two 70-105 CFM fan in 13 Slot Chassis
7 or 13 PCI Slots (supports full or short-length PCI cards)
Input 115/230 VAC (Auto Select)
275W “Quiet” ATX, 300W ATX or 400W ATX
1-meter
32 bits/33 MHz
64 bits/33 MHz on some models
0° to 50° C Operating Temperature
-20° to 60° C Storage Temperature
5% to 85% Relative Humidity, Non-condensing
FCC Class A Approved
UL/cUL Recognized
CE Compliance
1 Year Return to Factory
1.5-meter cable
Internal disk drive cage for four 3.5” disk drives
Rack slide kit
Card hold down kit (2 required for 13 Slot)
Digidesign
Sonic Solutions
Pre-Installation Information
Before using the Rack-mount PCI Expansion System you should
perform the following steps:
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Inventory the shipping carton contents for all of the required parts
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Gather all of the necessary tools required for installation
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Read this manual
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Follow these suggested guidelines and cautions while setting up your
PCI Expansion System:
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Only use the power cable provided by MAGMA
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Only use the interface cable provided by MAGMA
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Use keyed connectors (to prevent attaching a cable backwards)
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Be careful when routing signal cables to your devices
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Avoid sharp bends or folds in the signal cable
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Provide enough slack to allow easy device placement
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Beware of sources of scuffing and abrasion damage to the cables
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Secure the devices in their shelves using the appropriate hardware
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Use the screws or brackets supplied with the device (suitable
mounting brackets, adapters, and hardware are available from your
local computer dealer or retailer)
Parts List
7 Slot Rack-mount PCI Expansion System:
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Rack-mount enclosure containing a 7 slot PCI expansion motherboard
and auto-switching power supply (275W or 300W)
PCI expansion cable (1-meter or 1.5-meter)
MAGMA 64-bit systems include (2) PCI Expansion Cables
PCI host interface card
Power supply cord
User’s Manual
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13 Slot Rack-mount PCI Expansion System:
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Rack-mount enclosure containing a 13 slot PCI
motherboard and auto-switching power supply (400W)
PCI expansion cable (1-meter or 1.5-meter)
PCI host interface card
PCI expansion interface card
Power supply cord
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NOTE
The PCI Expansion System is shipped with many parts
packaged in a separate box within the larger box that the
chassis is shipped in.
Tools Required for Installation
In order to complete the installation of the PCI expansion system you
will need the following tools:
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A suitable Electrostatic Discharge Protective environment
One Phillips-head screwdriver
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&KDSWHU4XLFN6WDUW*XLGH The following steps will guide you in completing the installation of your
new 7 or 13 Slot Rack-mount PCI Expansion System
Step One: Remove PCI Expansion System Cover
WARNING
High voltages are present inside the chassis when the unit’s power
cord is plugged into an electrical outlet. Disconnect the power cord
from its source before removing the chassis cover. Turning the system
power off at the power on/off switch does not remove power to
components. High voltage is still present.
CAUTION
Before touching anything inside the chassis, move to an ESD station
and follow proper ESD procedure. Failure to do so may result in
electrostatic discharge damaging the computer or its components. For
more information, see “Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge”.
Four screws retain the cover on the Rack-mount chassis. They are
located on the rear of the unit along top edge of the top cover. Slide
cover back about 1 inch to disengage and remove straight up.
Step Two: Install PCI Expansion Interface Card
CAUTION
13 Slot Models: The PCI Host Interface Card and the PCI Expansion
Interface Card are not interchangeable! Each of these cards is clearly
marked with a silk-screened legend identifying the card type. Inserting
the PCI Expansion Interface Card into a PCI slot other than the
appropriate slot on the motherboard may damage the PCI Expansion
Interface Card, your system motherboard, the PCI Expansion
motherboard or other PCI cards.
7 Slot Models: MAGMA 7 Slot PCI Expansion Systems have
incorporated the expansion interface functionality on the motherboard,
making a separate expansion interface card not required. Please move
on to the next step!
13 Slot Models: To install the PCI Expansion Interface Card in the 13
Slot Rack-mount chassis find the slot on the motherboard labeled
EXPANSION INTERFACE on the silk-screened legend (slot closest to
the power supply). Secure the card in its slot using the retaining screw
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provided. You should not insert this card in any other slot other than the
dedicated slot because it will not function properly in any other slot on
the motherboard.
Step Three: Power Down Host Computer and Remove
Cover
WARNING
High voltages are present inside the chassis when the unit’s power
cord is plugged into an electrical outlet. Disconnect the power cord
from its source before removing the chassis cover. Turning the system
power off at the power on/off switch does not remove power to
components. High voltage is still present.
CAUTION
Before touching anything inside the chassis, move to an ESD station
and follow proper ESD procedure. Failure to do so may result in
electrostatic discharge damaging the computer or its components. For
more information, see “Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge”.
Use the procedures for shutting down your system provided in your
owner's manual or system documentation. Turn off power to your
computer.
Remove the cover.
Step Four: Remove PCI Cards from Host Computer
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Warning
All PCI cards are susceptible to electrostatic discharge. When
moving PCI cards, it is best to carry the cards in anti-static
packaging. If you need to set a PCI card down, be sure to place it
inside or on top of an anti-static surface. For more information, see
“Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge”.
Remove any PCI cards from your host system that you wish to relocate
to the PCI expansion system.
Step Five: Install PCI Host Interface Card
Install the PCI host interface card in any available PCI slot in your host
computer and secure with a retaining screw.
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CAUTION
13 Slot Models: The PCI Host Interface Card and the PCI Expansion
Interface Card are not interchangeable! Each of these cards is clearly
marked with a silk-screened legend identifying the card type. Inserting
the PCI Expansion Interface Card into a PCI slot other than the
appropriate slot on the motherboard may damage the PCI Expansion
Interface Card, your system motherboard, the PCI Expansion
motherboard or other PCI cards.
The PCI Host Interface Card is a standard "short" universal PCI adapter
card. Install it in your host computer (or an "upstream" PCI Expansion
System), by inserting the card into any available PCI slot and securing it
with a retaining screw.
NOTE
Some applications require that the PCI Host Interface Card be installed
in a specific slot in the host computer. For more information, please
contact the MAGMA Technical Support Department.
Step Six: Install PCI Cards in PCI Expansion System
WARNING
High voltages are present inside the chassis when the unit’s power
cord is plugged into an electrical outlet. Disconnect the power cord
from its source before removing the chassis cover. Turning the system
power off at the power on/off switch does not remove power to
components. High voltage is still present.
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Warning
All PCI cards are susceptible to electrostatic discharge. When
moving PCI cards, it is best to carry the cards in anti-static
packaging. If you need to set a PCI card down, be sure to place it
inside or on top of an anti-static surface. For more information, see
“Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge”.
Generally, when installing PCI cards in the expansion system, it should
make no difference what slot order you place your cards in, unless
specified by the PCI card manufacturer.
Slot ordering in the 7 Slot Rack-mount expansion system should begin
with the slot closest to the power supply – labeled Slot 4.
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Slot ordering in the 13 Slot Rack-mount expansion system should begin
with the slot next to the expansion interface card - labeled Slot 4.
Install PCI cards, following PCI card manufacturer’s recommendations.
Be sure to secure cards using bracket screws. Also check to make sure
PCI card inserted is not touching any components or metal chassis.
CAUTION
Take care when routing cables within the PCI expansion system in
order to avoid damaging the signal cables (especially unshielded flat
ribbon cables) or the power cables for internally installed devices. Be
sure to leave enough "slack" in the cables to allow you to easily
remove them if necessary to service the device(s).
NOTE
Make sure that all PCI cards are fully seated in their connectors.
When correctly seated in its connector, you will notice a firm resistance
when you pull up gently on the card. To keep the cards in place,
secure them in the chassis with their retaining screws (supplied with
the PCI Expansion System).
The sheer number of PCI cards and device drivers available makes it
impossible for MAGMA to fully test and certify all available PCI cards for
use in the PCI expansion system. Our best advice to you in this regard
is to insist on full PCI Specification compliance from your card and
system vendors. Cards and systems should be at least PCI
Specification Revision 2.0 compliant with 2.1 compliance
recommended. Compliance in your system motherboard, PCI cards
and console firmware (or BIOS) is your best assurance that everything
will install and operate smoothly.
NOTE
Not all PCI cards are as "well-behaved" as they should be. Sometimes
simply moving a PCI card that is having a problem to a different slot, or
reordering your cards in their slots, will alleviate "behavior" problems.
Step Seven: Attach PCI Expansion Cable(s)
Carefully position the PCI Expansion System so that the supplied
expansion cable(s) will conveniently reach from the connector(s) of the
PCI Host Interface Card to the connector(s) provided on the PCI
Expansion Card or Motherboard.
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Attach one end of the PCI Expansion Cable to the Host Interface Card
and secure it using the captive thumbscrews on the cable. Carefully
route the cable to the PCI Expansion Interface Card (or Motherboard)
and secure it with the captive thumbscrews. It is important that the cable
be attached securely to the card connectors at either end.
MAGMA 64-bit expansion systems (such as the P7R64) include (2) PCI
expansion cables. Colored indicator labels have been provided on the
expansion chassis and the Host Interface Card, to assist the user in
completing the cable connection correctly. The first cable installed
should connect to those connectors with the teal labels; the second
cable should connect to those connectors with purple labels. Thus,
when properly installed, each cable will have matching labels at both
ends (teal with teal, purple with purple).
Step Eight: Recheck Installation
Check your installation before powering up the PCI Expansion System
for the first time. Although the power supply has an over voltage
protection device built into it, it may not "trip" in time to fully protect a
device that has been improperly connected or whose power cable has
been damaged.
Step Nine: Power Sequence
NOTE
If at all possible, plug the power cords from the PCI Expansion System
and your host computer into a shared power strip, preferably one that
has surge and noise suppression circuitry built into it.
NOTE
The ‘Quiet’ 275 watt and the 300 and 400-watt power supplies are auto
switching, which means the power supply will automatically adjust to
the voltage required for the region you are in.
Powering Up:
You must apply power to the PCI Expansion System first and then
power up your host computer. This will allow the higher numbered PCI
buses in your hierarchy to be at a stable state at the time that the host
system issues its master power-on bus reset. In systems that perform
automatic PCI bus configuration, this will allow the configuration code to
recognize the PCI bus hierarchy and the attached devices.
If you have several PCI Expansion Systems in your configuration, you
should power up the most "downstream" expansion system first, then
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each expansion system moving “upstream” and finally the host system
last.
Powering Down:
It is recommended that your first shut down the host computer correctly
and then power down the chassis to avoid ‘computer lock-up’.
Step Ten: System Should Be Up and Running
WARNING
High voltages are present inside the chassis when the unit’s power
cord is plugged into an electrical outlet. Disconnect the power cord
from its source before replacing the chassis cover. Turning the system
power off at the power on/off switch does not remove power to
components. High voltage is still present.
CAUTION
Before touching anything inside the chassis, move to an ESD station
and follow proper ESD procedure. Failure to do so may result in
electrostatic discharge damaging the computer or its components. For
more information, see “Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge”.
If there is a problem, be sure to turn off the power before making any
changes. If you are having trouble with the system, turn off the host
computer and the chassis, then check that all cards are seated in the
slot properly and all cables are connected.
If you are still having problems, contact MAGMA Technical Support for
more help.
Step Eleven: Finishing Touches
WARNING
High voltages are present inside the chassis when the unit’s power
cord is plugged into an electrical outlet. Disconnect the power cord
from its source before replacing the chassis cover. Turning the system
power off at the power on/off switch does not remove power to
components. High voltage is still present.
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CAUTION
Before touching anything inside the chassis, move to an ESD station
and follow proper ESD procedure. Failure to do so may result in
electrostatic discharge damaging the computer or its components. For
more information, see “Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge”.
After your system is working properly, replace any empty slots with slot
covers, and replace the host computer cover and expansion chassis
cover.
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Bus Hierarchy
The following figures are representative of the PCI Bus hierarchies for
the 7 and 13 Slot PCI Expansion Systems. These figures pictorially
convey the overall PCI bus topology of the system.
The key point in the following figure of the 7 Slot Topology is the
connecting cable between the Host Interface Card and the Expansion
Interface is actually a PCI bus itself.
In General, we do not know what the actual Bus numbers are. We only
know how they increment starting from the MAGMA PCI Host Interface.
7 Slot Topology
NOTE
All PCI cards installed in the 7 Slot chassis will appear on PCI Bus 2.
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In Apple G4s, Bus 0 is internal; so all Busses are incremented by 1
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The key point in the following diagram is the motherboard is a private
PCI bus (similar to the "cable bus") that connects to two PCI to PCI
Bridge (PPB) chips mounted on the motherboard. Each of the PPB
chips controls a downstream PCI bus. The PPB chips are both attached
to the same upstream bus (the bus controlled by the PCI Expansion
Interface) and are at the same hierarchical bus level within the chassis.
13 Slot Topology
NOTE
The first six PCI cards in the 13 Slot chassis will appear on PCI Bus 2.
The remaining seven PCI cards will appear on PCI Bus 3.
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If at all possible, plug the power cords from the PCI expansion system
and your host computer into a shared power strip, preferably one that
has surge and noise suppression circuitry built into it.
Make sure that all PCI cards are fully seated in their connectors. When
correctly seated in its connector, you will notice a firm resistance when
you pull up gently on the card. To keep the cards in place, secure them
in the chassis with their retaining screws (supplied with your PCI
Expansion System and your host computer).
Multiple PCI Expansion System Configurations
The PCI Local Bus Specification defines the PCI bus as a hierarchical
bus where PCI to PCI Bridges (PPBs) may be used to add "levels" to
the PCI bus hierarchy.
You can easily add two or more PCI expansion systems to your
configuration in either a "daisy-chain" or "fan-out" configuration. Each of
these configurations has advantages and uses.
Daisy-Chaining
In the daisy-chain configuration, successive PCI expansion systems are
added to the "end" of the PCI bus hierarchy, which adds "depth" to the
PCI Local Bus by increasing the number of PCI Local Bus levels active
in the system configuration.
Daisy-Chain Configuration
If we attach a new motherboard at the end of the bus hierarchy we
would have a system configuration as depicted in the following drawing.
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Extended Daisy-Chain Configuration
In this case, the bus labeled (Bus 6) is obviously further downstream
(hierarchically speaking) than the bus labeled (Bus 4). And, of course,
there is a caveat to all of this: the bus numbering depends on the
algorithm implemented by your BIOS or console firmware configuration
code. We have labeled everything here as if:
a)
The BIOS or firmware runs a true "depth-first" search of
the PCI bus hierarchy
b)
Your BIOS or firmware will actually deal with multiple
PPBs.
Fan-Out
In a fan-out configuration, successive PCI expansion systems are
added to the PCI bus hierarchy at a "peer" level of other existing
expansion buses, thus adding "breadth" to the PCI bus hierarchy since
these buses will be at the same hierarchical level within the system
configuration.
Fan-Out Configuration
The PCI Local Bus in your host computer will typically be numbered as
"PCI Bus Zero". Each addition of a PPB to the bus hierarchy will add a
new bus level into the hierarchy. In the following discussion, higher PCI
Local Bus numbers are termed to be "downstream" of lower numbered
buses. Similarly, lower numbered buses are termed to be "upstream" of
higher numbered buses.
Each PPB has a primary side (which is attached to the "upstream" or
lower numbered PCI bus), and a secondary side (which is attached to
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the "downstream" or higher numbered PCI bus). In the case of the
MAGMA PCI Expansion System, the PCI host interface card, which is
plugged into an available slot on your host computer, has at its
"upstream" side (Bus 0) and at its "downstream" side the cable (Bus 1).
The PCI expansion interface also has a PPB on board and its
"upstream" side is attached to the cable bus (Bus 1) and its
"downstream" side is attached to the expansion motherboard (Bus 2).
Inserting a host interface into an available slot in the motherboard
results in its primary bus being at (Bus 2), its secondary bus (the cable
bus) being at (Bus 3) and the PCI expansion interface in the second
motherboard is (Bus 4).
PCI Card Conflicts
If you determine that one PCI card is interfering with the operation of
another card, first try reorganizing the cards on the motherboard.
Moving the cards around can change the order in which the cards are
configured by the system firmware (whether console code or BIOS
code) and will go a long way toward resolving module conflicts.
Console Firmware Issues
Different systems have different names for their console firmware. On
an IBM-PC compatible the firmware is referred to as the system's
"BIOS" code. For a SUN workstation the computer console code is
called OBP (OpenBootProm). For a Macintosh computer the console
code is called "OpenFirmware" code. Regardless of what it's called, the
console firmware will perform the same basic set of functions. In a
nutshell, the console firmware must provide a set of hardware or
architecture-specific functions and routines that are called during the
early phases of system startup. Specifically, these functions and
callable routines allow the PCI devices in a host computer to be
recognized and configured for use by the soon-to-be-running system.
The portion of the PCI Local Bus Specification that directly addresses
this class of code is the PCI BIOS Specification. A similar specification
for use by systems that are not IBM-PC compatible is the IEEE 12751994 OpenFirmware Bus Binding Specification. These two different
specifications are complimentary and form a consistent methodology
that allows for PCI option identification and configuration during the
initial phases of booting the target operating system.
During configuration of your system's PCI cards, the PCI bus must be
probed in order to determine which, if any, PCI cards are present in your
system. The probe instructions used ensure that PCI slots that contain
valid cards are configured into your system in a consistent and reliable
manner and that any invalid option card, or empty option slot, is ignored.
In theory, the console configuration code should be able to traverse up
to 255 PCI buses in your system detecting all installed cards and
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performing the necessary configuration processing for each discovered
PCI card.
Unfortunately, not all console firmware is created equal. In order to
configure all of your PCI cards installed in the PCI expansion system,
your console firmware must be able to traverse multiple levels of
bridges. In point of fact, the 255 bus limit is a theoretical maximum with
the practical limit somewhat lower (yet should still be a large number,
like 100).
Most modern console firmware and BIOS code allows multiple bridges
(and thus PCI buses) to be correctly configured. Certain older firmware
implementations, however, place an arbitrary limit on the number of
bridge levels that can be traversed during power-on configuration. Your
firmware should be PCI Specification 2.1 compliant in order to
effectively use a MAGMA PCI Expansion System. For "fan-out" and
"daisy chained" system configurations where more than one PCI
expansion system is being used, you should count all of the bridge
levels to your most deeply nested PCI bus to determine the maximum
number of bridge levels that must be traversed.
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&KDSWHU+RZWR*HW0RUH+HOS Contacting Technical Support
For a quick response, send an email to support@magma.com with a
detailed description of your problem, or visit our web site at:
www.magma.com/support/support.htm
Our support department can also be reached by fax at (858) 530-2733
or by phone at (858) 530-2511. Support is available Monday through
Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PT. When contacting MAGMA Technical
Support, please be sure to include the following information:
1) Name
2) Company Name
3) Phone Number
4) Fax Number
5) Email Address
6) MAGMA Product Name
7) MAGMA Serial Number
8) Computer Make
9) Computer Model
10) Operating System and Version
11) Description of the Problem
Frequently Asked Questions
You can visit the MAGMA Technical Support FAQ pages on the Internet
at:
www.magma.com/support/support.htm
Returning Merchandise to MAGMA
If factory service is required, a Service Representative will give you a
Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Put this number and
your return address on the shipping label when you return the item(s)
MAGMA will return any product that is not
for service.
accompanied by an RMA number. Please note that MAGMA WILL
NOT accept COD packages, so be sure to return the product freight and
duties-paid.
Ship the well-packaged product to the address below:
MAGMA
RMA # ________
9918 Via Pasar
San Diego, CA 92126
USA
It is not required, though highly recommended, that you keep the
packaging from the original shipment of your MAGMA product.
However, if you return a product to MAGMA for warranty repair/
replacement or take advantage of the 30-day money back guarantee,
you will need to package the product in a manner similar to the manner
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in which it was received from our plant. MAGMA cannot be responsible
for any physical damage to the product or component pieces of the
product (such as the host or expansion interfaces for PCI expansion
systems) that are damaged due to inadequate packing. Physical
damage sustained in such a situation will be repaired at the owner’s
expense in accordance with Out of Warranty Procedures. Please,
protect your investment, a bit more padding in a good box will go a long
way to insuring the device is returned to use in the same condition you
shipped it in. Please call for an RMA number first.
The sheer number of PCI cards and device drivers available makes it
impossible for MAGMA to fully test and certify all available PCI cards for
use in the PCI expansion system. Our best advice to you in this regard
is to insist on full PCI Specification compliance from your card and
system vendors. Cards and systems should be at least PCI
Specification Revision 2.0 compliant with 2.1 compliance
recommended. Compliance in your system motherboard, PCI cards and
console firmware (or BIOS) is your best assurance that everything will
install and operate smoothly.
MAGMA will attempt to assist you to the best of our ability. Of course,
MAGMA will fully support any and all of the PCI cards sold by MAGMA
when installed in either your system enclosure or the MAGMA PCI
Expansion System.
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MagmaSlots is a simple utility application for displaying information on
PCI cards installed in the Macintosh computer. It uses the Mac OS
NameRegistry to discover what slots have PCI cards in them, and then
displays basic information for each card in a simple console window.
MagmaSlots is included on the MAGMA CardBus CD or you can
download this utility from our web site at:
www.magma.com/support/support.htm.
Connect the expansion chassis to your computer by following the Stepby-Step Instructions included in Chapter Two: Quick Start Guide. With
the MAGMA expansion chassis powered up and connected to your
computer, launch the MagmaSlots application by double-clicking its
icon. It is recommended that you launch MagmaSlots from a location
on your desktop.
A console window similar to the one shown below should appear:
If you see this entry, it means that your computer
has recognized the MAGMA expansion chassis.
You should also see a separate entry for each PCI card installed in the
PCI Expansion System. For example, if you have an Adaptec 2906
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SCSI card installed in the chassis, you should see a console window
similar to the one shown below:
MAGMA expansion chassis
Adaptec 2906 SCSI Controller
NOTE
Some PCI cards will produce multiple entries in the MagmaSlots
console window.
If MagmaSlots does not display some or all of the PCI cards installed in
the expansion chassis, you should do the following before contacting
MAGMA Technical Support:
1.
2.
3.
Make sure that you apply power to the expansion chassis first,
then power up the computer.
Make sure the MAGMA CardBus Interface is inserted with the
Gold Strip facing up.
Make sure all cables are securely connected.
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$33(1',;%'LJLGHVLJQŠ3UR7RROV MAGMA manufactures several PCI Expansion Systems that are
approved for use with certain Digidesign Pro Tools systems. Since
configurations vary from user to user, MAGMA strongly recommends
contacting Digidesign for up-to-date system configuration and
compatibility information. In order to achieve compatibility with the
expanded functionality of the MAGMA chassis, your Pro Tools cards
may require an upgrade. Please contact Digidesign Customer Services
at (650) 842-6699, to learn if any cards require this modification.
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MAGMA's PCI Expansion System provides a cost-effective way to add
PCI cards to PCI-based Sun workstations. The PCI expansion system
is compliant with the PCI 2.1 specification. Four, seven and thirteen slot
configurations are available. Each slot in the expansion system is a 32bit wide PCI slot (7 slot 64-bit systems are also available) with master
capability to provide data throughput up to 132 MB per second. The
PCI expansion system will work transparently in a Sun workstation and
does not require any additional software.
Requirements
SPARC System:
x86 System:
Operating System:
Host Computer:
OpenBoot firmware 3.11 or higher.
System BIOS must support at least 3 PCI Bus levels.
Solaris 2.5 or higher.
One available PCI slot.
Installation
1.
Power down the computer. Install the PCI Host Interface Card in
an available PCI slot in the Sun (host) computer.
2.
13 Slot Systems only: Install the PCI Expansion Interface Card in
the slot labeled EXPANSION INTERFACE on the PCI expansion
motherboard. (This step is NOT required on 4 or 7 Slot systems)
3.
Install your PCI card(s) in the PCI Expansion System. The first PCI
slot (device number 4) is the one right next to the PCI Expansion
Interface Card.
4.
Attach one end of the PCI expansion cable to the PCI Host
Interface Card and the other end to the PCI Expansion Interface.
Secure it with the captive thumbscrews. Note for 64-bit systems
only: MAGMA 64-bit systems require (2) expansion cables. Take
care when making the cable connection to match the colored labels
on each end of the cable (teal with teal, purple with purple).
5.
Always power on the PCI Expansion System first, and then power
up the host computer.
Sample Configuration
In this sample setup, we use a Sun Ultra 5 workstation and a MAGMA 7
Slot PCI Expansion System. We installed an Adaptec SCSI card in the
first PCI slot and an Ethernet card in the second PCI slot of the
expansion chassis. To check if the Ultra 5 sees the PCI Expansion
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System and the PCI cards, we can use the OpenBoot command showdevs.
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/SUNW,UltraSPARC-IIi@0,0
/pci@1f,0
/virtual-memory
/memory@0,10000000
/aliases
/options
/openprom
/chosen
/packages
/pci@1f,0/pci@1
/pci@1f,0/pci@1,1
/pci@1f,0/pci@1/pci@2 <-- MAGMA Host Interface Card
/pci@1f,0/pci@1/pci@2/pci@4
<-- MAGMA Expansion
/pci@1f,0/pci@1/pci@2/pci@4/ethernet@5
/pci@1f,0/pci@1/pci@2/pci@4/ADPT,2940UW@4
/pci@1f,0/pci@1,1/ide@3
/pci@1f,0/pci@1,1/SUNW,m64B@2
int. card
<-- Ethernet card
<-- Adaptec SCSI
The MAGMA 7 Slot PCI Expansion System has two PCI bridges (one
on each interface card). The number behind the @ sign is the device
number. The PCI device number starts from 4 in the expansion system.
The first PCI slot in the expansion system is device # 4 and the seventh
slot is device # 10.
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Card Vendor’s
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Card Vendor’s ID
Second PCI bridge
First PCI bridge
Host PCI bus of
the Ultra5
As usual, we need to do a reconfiguration boot every time we add a new
peripheral to the Solaris system.
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