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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
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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
INTRODUCTION
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The 4 Slot Desktop/Rack-mount PCI Expansion System
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Pre-Installation Information
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Parts List
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Tools Required for Installation
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CHAPTER 2
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QUICK START GUIDE
4 Slot CardBus PCI Expansion Systems Only
Supported Operating Systems
Step One: Remove PCI Expansion System Cover
Step Two: Install PCI Cards in PCI Expansion System
Step Three: Attach PCI Expansion Cable
Step Four: Install the CardBus Host Interface Card
Step Five: Recheck Installation
Step Six: Power Sequence
Powering Up:
Powering Down:
Step Seven: Install Software Drivers
Mac OS 9.x or Mac OS X
Windows 98SE & Windows ME
Windows NT, Windows 2000 & Windows XP
Step Eight: System Should Be Up and Running
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4 Slot PCI to PCI Expansion Systems Only:
Step One: Remove PCI Expansion System Cover
Step Two: Power Down Host Computer and Remove Cover
Step Three: Remove PCI Cards from Host Computer
Step Four: Install PCI Host Interface Card
Step Five: Install PCI Cards in PCI Expansion System
Step Six: Attach PCI Expansion Cable
Step Seven: Recheck Installation
Step Eight: Power Sequence
Powering Up:
Powering Down:
Step Nine: System Should Be Up and Running
Step Ten: Finishing Touches
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 9 VERIFICATION
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APPENDIX B
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WINDOWS DRIVER INSTALLATION
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Applies to CB4 Series Models Only
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Windows 98SE and Windows ME Instructions
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Verify Installation
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Windows NT Instructions
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Special Instructions for Windows NT Service Pack 6
Verify Installation
Windows 2000 Instructions
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Verify Installation
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Windows XP Instructions
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Verify Installation
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How to Uninstall the MAGMA CardBus Driver
Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT
Windows 2000 and Windows XP
PCIScope
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APPENDIX C
DIGIDESIGN® PRO TOOLS
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APPENDIX D
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.
Refer to the installation instructions in this manual for
precautions and procedures. If you have any questions,
please contact MAGMA Technical Support.
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:
1.
Turn off the computer and any peripherals
2.
Disconnect the computer and peripherals from their power
sources to prevent electric shock or system board damage.
3.
Follow the guidelines provided in “Regulatory Compliance
Statements” on the following page.
4.
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 its 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.
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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
CB4DR, CB4DRC1.5, CB4DRQ, CB4DRQC1.5, PCI4DR,
Model Number:
PCI4DRC1.5, PCI4DR2, PCI4DR2C1.5, PCI4DRQ,
PCI4DRQC1.5
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
March 15, 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
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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.
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.
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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
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 4 Slot Desktop/Rack-mount PCI Expansion System
MAGMA's 4 Slot 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, high-speed cable),
an expansion motherboard and a desktop/rack-mount enclosure with a
power supply. MAGMA CardBus PCI Expansion Systems are
configured to operate with PC Laptops and Apple PowerBooks, and
include a CardBus host interface card, rather than the PCI host
interface card.
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Desktop/Rack-mount
13.1"W x 3.5"H x 16.4"D
with rack-mount ears: 19”W x 3.5”H x 16.4”D (2U high)
9 lb or 4.086 kg
Aluminum
One or Two 30 CFM Fan or Two 28 CFM in “Quiet”
version
4 PCI Slots (supports full or short-length PCI cards)
Input 90/240 VAC 50-60Hz (Auto Select)
275W “Quiet” ATX or 300W ATX
1-meter
One half-height 5.25” (front accessible)
Two 3.5” (internal)
32 bits/33 MHz
0° to 50° C Operating Temperature
-20° to 60° C Storage Temperature
5% to 85% Relative Humidity, Non-condensing
FCC Class A Approved
CE Compliance
1 Year Return to Factory
1.5-meter cable
Digidesign
Sonic Solutions
Pre-Installation Information
Before using the 4 Slot 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, and finally
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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 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,
and finally
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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
The following parts are provided:
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Desktop enclosure containing a 4 slot PCI expansion motherboard, an
auto-switching power supply (275W or 300W) and mounting brackets
for four disk drives.
PCI expansion cable (1-meter or 1.5-meter)
PCI host interface card or CardBus Host Interface Card
Power supply cord
Rack-mount flanges and screws
Rubber feet
User’s Manual
CardBus PCI Drivers & Utilities CD (CardBus CD)- included with
CardBus systems only
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The PCI Expansion System is shipped with some parts packaged in a
separate box within the larger box that the chassis is shipped in.
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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 4 Slot PCI Expansion System.
4 Slot CardBus PCI Expansion Systems Only
Supported Operating Systems
It is HIGHLY recommended that Microsoft Windows users meticulously
follow the MAGMA Software Driver Installation instructions detailed in
Appendix B of this manual. If you do not follow the driver installation
instructions, you have greatly increased your chances of failure when
configuring your system. Please take some time to read Appendix B
before continuing with your installation.
Operating Systems
Special Instructions
Mac OS 9.x
There are no MAGMA drivers required for Mac OS
9.x. The Mac OS operating system should recognize
the MAGMA expansion chassis on first boot with the
chassis powered up and connected to the computer.
See Appendix A for Mac OS Verification.
Mac OS X
Requires MacOS X Version 10.2.2 or later
Windows 98SE
Windows ME
Although a MAGMA CardBus Driver is not required,
MAGMA recommends that you install the MAGMA
Software Utility before connecting the expansion
chassis to your computer. See Appendix B, page 26
for complete driver/utility installation instructions.
Windows NT 4.0
A MAGMA CardBus Driver is required for Windows
NT. See Appendix B, page 29 for complete
driver/utility installation instructions.
Windows 2000
A MAGMA CardBus Driver is required for Windows
2000. See Appendix B, page 34 for complete
driver/utility installation instructions.
Windows XP
A MAGMA CardBus Driver is required for Windows
XP. See Appendix B, page 37 for complete
driver/utility installation instructions.
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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”.
Seven screws retain the cover on the 4 Slot chassis. They are located
on the rear of the unit, one on the left, right and top center of the cover's
back edge and two on each side of the unit that are used when
attaching the rack-mount ears. Remove these screws to open the
chassis. Disengage the cover from the guides at the front of the chassis
by firmly grasping the sides of the cover and pulling upward to lift the
cover off the chassis.
CAUTION
When replacing the cover, be sure that the front edge guides on the
enclosure cover engage the inner lip of the expansion chassis.
Step Two: 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.
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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 4 Slot CardBus PCI Expansion System should begin
with the bottom slot – 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.
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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, may alleviate "behavior" problems.
Step Three: Attach PCI Expansion Cable
Carefully position the PCI Expansion System so that the supplied
expansion cable will conveniently reach from the connector of the
CardBus Card to the connector of the 4 Slot chassis.
Attach one end of the PCI Expansion Cable to the CardBus Card and
secure it using the captive thumbscrews on the cable. Carefully route
the cable to the 4 Slot chassis and secure it with the captive
thumbscrews. It is important that the cable be attached securely to the
card connectors at both ends.
Step Four: Install the CardBus Host Interface Card
NOTE
CardBus PC Cards can only be used in systems that support CardBus.
A special keying mechanism prevents insertion in systems that do not
support 32-bit CardBus PC cards.
1.
Begin installation of your CardBus Host Interface Card by first
powering down your laptop computer. Use the procedures for
shutting down your operating system and shutting off power to
your system provided in your owner’s manual or system
documentation.
2.
Insert the CardBus Host Interface Card with the MAGMA logo
side up, (gold strip up) into the PC Card slot. Gently push the
card until it is seated firmly.
NOTE
If your computer has two CardBus (or PC Cards) slots, MAGMA
recommends that you install the MAGMA CardBus card into Socket 2.
3.
For more information on using CardBus PC cards, please refer
to your computer’s user manual or system documentation.
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Step Five: Recheck Installation
Check your installation before powering up the 4 Slot CardBus 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 Six: 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-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
each expansion system moving “upstream” and finally the host system
last.
Powering Down:
It is recommended that you first shut down the host computer correctly
and then power down the chassis to avoid ‘computer lock-up’.
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Step Seven: Install Software Drivers
WARNING
You WILL be prompted to Shut Down and Reboot your system several
times during software installation. Please be patient, each Shut Down
and Reboot does serve a purpose and is required for correct
installation. If you Shut Down and Reboot when requested, it may save
you from having to make a call to MAGMA Technical Support.
Mac OS 9.x or Mac OS X
If you are running Mac OS, you may skip this step and continue to Step
Eight. There are no MAGMA drivers required for Mac OS 9.x or Mac
OS X. The Mac OS operating system should recognize the MAGMA
expansion chassis on first boot with the chassis powered up and
connected to the PowerBook. See Appendix A for Mac OS 9 Verification
Instructions.
Windows 98SE & Windows ME
Although a MAGMA CardBus Driver is not required, MAGMA
recommends that you install the MAGMA Software Utility before
connecting the expansion chassis to your computer. See Appendix B,
page 26 for complete MAGMA Software installation instructions.
If you did not realize that you should have loaded the MAGMA CardBus
Driver already, it’s okay. Since a MAGMA CardBus Driver is not
required, you may be prompted to locate and load drivers for PCI cards
that you have installed in the chassis at this time. If you are prompted
to reboot, please do so to ensure correct installation. After
installation of other drivers is complete, you should load the MAGMA
CardBus Driver following the Windows 98SE/ME Instructions detailed in
Appendix B of this manual.
Windows NT, Windows 2000 & Windows XP
A MAGMA CardBus Driver is required for Windows NT, Windows 2000
and Windows XP. See Appendix B for complete driver installation
instructions before continuing to Step Eight.
NOTE
It is HIGHLY recommended that Microsoft Windows users meticulously
follow the MAGMA Software Driver Installation instructions detailed in
Appendix B of this manual. If you do not follow the driver installation
instructions, you have greatly increased your chances of failure when
configuring your system.
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Step Eight: 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 properly
and all cables are connected.
If you are still having problems, contact MAGMA Technical Support for
more help.
Step Nine: 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.
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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4 Slot PCI to PCI Expansion Systems Only:
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”.
Seven screws retain the cover on the 4 Slot chassis. They are located
on the rear of the unit, one on the left, right and top center of the cover's
back edge and two on each side of the unit that are used when
attaching the rack-mount ears. Remove these screws to open the
chassis. Disengage the cover from the guides at the front of the chassis
by firmly grasping the sides of the cover and pulling upward to lift the
cover off the chassis.
CAUTION
When replacing the cover, be sure that the front edge guides on the
enclosure cover engage the inner lip of the expansion chassis.
Step Two: 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.
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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”.
Use the procedures for shutting down your system provided in your
owner's manual or system documentation. Turn off power to your
computer, but DO NOT unplug the power cord from the power
receptacle. Touch the metal case on your computer to discharge any
built up static electricity.
Remove the cover.
Step Three: 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 Four: 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.
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.
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Step Five: 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 4 Slot PCI to PCI Expansion System should begin
with the bottom slot – 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
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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 Six: Attach PCI Expansion Cable
Carefully position the PCI Expansion System so that the supplied
expansion cable will conveniently reach from the connector of the PCI
Host Interface Card to the connector provided on the 4 Slot PCI
Expansion System.
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 4 Slot PCI Expansion System and secure it with
the captive thumbscrews. It is important that the cable be attached
securely to the card connectors at either end.
Step Seven: 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 Eight: 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.
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NOTE
The “Quiet” 275-watt and the 300-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
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 Nine: 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.
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If you are still having problems, contact MAGMA Technical Support for
more help.
Step Ten: 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.
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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&KDSWHU%XV+LHUDUFK\ Bus Hierarchy
The following figures are representative of the PCI Bus hierarchies for
the 4 Slot CardBus and PCI to PCI Expansion Systems. These figures
pictorially conveys the overall PCI bus topology of the system.
The key point in the following figure of the 4 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.
4 Slot Topology
NOTE
All PCI cards installed in the 4 Slot PCI to PCI Expansion Systems will
appear on PCI Bus 2. In Apple G4s, Bus 0 is internal; so all Busses
are incremented by 1. All PCI Cards installed in the 4 Slot CardBus
PCI Expansion System will appear on Bus 3. In laptop computers, the
CardBus slot is Bus 1, so all Busses are incremented by 1.
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Installation Notes
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
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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
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.
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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
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.
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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. 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.
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$33(1',;$0DF269HULILFDWLRQ MagmaSlots
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.
NOTE
The MagmaSlots utility is currently available for Mac OS 9.x only.
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.
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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
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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The following sections will guide you through MAGMA CardBus
Driver/Utility installation for each supported Windows operating system.
Windows 98SE and Windows ME Instructions
NOTE
Under Windows 98SE and Windows ME, it is recommended that you
install the MAGMA CardBus Software Utility BEFORE connecting the
MAGMA expansion chassis to your computer.
NOTE
Prior to installing the MAGMA CardBus Software Utility, you should be
familiar with the installation procedures for the PCI cards that you are
installing in the expansion chassis. Some PCI card manufacturers
recommend that you install their software driver(s) prior to installing the
hardware. If this is the case, you should install their driver before you
connect and power up the expansion chassis. You may be required to
reboot after installing third-party PCI device drivers.
There are no MAGMA CardBus Drivers required for Windows 98SE and
Windows ME. The Windows operating system will recognize and find
the MAGMA CardBus-to-PCI Expansion System the first time you power
up with the expansion chassis connected to your computer. You will be
required to reboot.
However, MAGMA has developed a Software Utility that has proven to
improve performance in some applications. This Software Utility has
been included in the MAGMA CardBus CD that you received with your
expansion chassis. You should install the MAGMA CardBus Software
Utility BEFORE connecting the CardBus-to-PCI Expansion System to
your computer.
Follow these instructions to Install the MAGMA Software Utility:
PC
Windows Install
setup.exe
or you can download the latest MAGMA CardBus Software Utility from
our web site at www.magma.com/support/support.htm.
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While installing the MAGMA CardBus Driver, do not answer YES to any
Restart Windows until you are told to ‘Power off the system’. There is
a Microsoft Updater that you must install first, without rebooting.
First, you will see a Windows Millennium Edition QZ71933 Update
Window appear asking if you want to continue. Choose YES. This will
install a Microsoft Prefetch Memory Patch. Prefetch Memory was not
originally supported under Windows 98SE or Windows ME through the
CardBus slot and some applications will not perform properly without
the Prefetch Memory Patch installed. Even if your application does not
require Prefetch Memory, there is no harm installing this patch.
After the Windows Millennium Edition QZ71933 Update is complete, the
following Window will appear:
VERY IMPORTANT
Æ DO NOT RESTART Æ CLICK
A few seconds later, the following InstallShield Wizard Window will
appear:
Click
and an Information Window will appear:
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You should now Shut down the computer. This means, Turn off your
computer completely.
After you have Shut down completely, connect the expansion chassis
to your computer by following the Step-by-Step Instructions included in
Chapter Two: Quick Start Guide. It is important to apply power to the
expansion chassis first, and then apply power to your computer. As your
system comes back up, several New Hardware Found Windows will
appear. The first Window will display: DEC Bridge PCI to PCI 21152
found and a second Window will display: DEC Bridge PCI to PCI
21150 found.
If PCI cards are installed in the expansion chassis, you may be
prompted to load or locate drivers. Follow the instructions you see on
the screen and install the drivers just as you would on a desktop
computer. (You should refer to the procedures for installing drivers that
was included with the third-party PCI device(s) you are installing.) If
prompted to reboot, do so.
Verify Installation
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Go to
Start
Settings
Control Panel
System
Device
Manager (make sure ‘View device by connection’ is chosen)
Open
ACP (BIOS)
Open PCI Bus
Click the ‘+’ sign several times until
your reach the DEC Bridge 21150 PCI to PCI Bridge. Under this entry
you should see any hardware that is installed in the expansion chassis.
(In the following example, there is a CMD IDE Controller and IDE disk
drive installed in the expansion system.)
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NOTE
A utility called PCIScope is also useful for verification and debugging
purposes. See Page 43 for more information.
Windows NT Instructions
WARNING
You WILL be prompted to Shut Down and Reboot your system several
times during software installation. Please be patient, each Shut Down
and Reboot does serve a purpose and is required for correct
installation. If you Shut Down and Reboot when requested, it may save
you from having to make a call to MAGMA Technical Support.
NOTE
Prior to installing the MAGMA CardBus Driver, you should be familiar
with the installation procedures for the PCI cards that you are installing
in the expansion chassis. Some PCI card manufacturers recommend
that you install their software driver(s) prior to installing the hardware.
If this is the case, you should install their driver before you connect and
power up the expansion chassis. You may be required to reboot before
connecting the expansion chassis.
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NOTE
Under Windows NT, you MUST connect the MAGMA expansion
chassis to your computer BEFORE installing the MAGMA CardBus
Driver.
MAGMA CardBus Drivers are required for Windows NT. Follow the
Step-by-Step Instructions included in Chapter Two: Quick Start Guide
prior to installing the MAGMA CardBus Driver. It is important to apply
power to the expansion chassis first, and then apply power to your
computer.
WARNING
You must be logged in as ‘System Administrator’ while installing the
MAGMA expansion chassis. You must remain logged in as ‘System
Administrator’ until installation Is complete.
Special Instructions for Windows NT Service Pack 6
If you are running Windows NT Service Pack 6, you must disable
Pcmcia under Control Panel before installing the MAGMA CardBus
Driver. If you are not running Service Pack 6, you may skip to page 20.
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Go to
Start
Settings
Control Panel
Startup…
Choose Manual
Click
Æ
Devices
Æ
Pcmcia
and the following Devices Window will appear:
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Click
. The Devices Window should now look like this:
Click
.
Install the MAGMA CardBus Driver included on the MAGMA CardBus
CD:
PC
Windows Install
setup.exe
or you can download the latest MAGMA CardBus driver from our web
site at www.magma.com/support/support.htm.
The following InstallShield Wizard Window will appear:
Click
and the following Question Window will appear:
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Make sure that you have a current Emergency Repair Disk prepared
and Click
.
The following InstallShield Wizard Window will appear:
Click
and an Information Window will appear:
You should now Shut down the computer. This means, Turn off your
computer completely.
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After you have Shut down completely, it’s time to power-up again
As your system comes up, if PCI cards are installed in the expansion
chassis, you may be prompted to load or locate drivers. Follow the
instructions you see on the screen and install the drivers just as you
would on a desktop computer. (You should refer to the procedures for
installing drivers that was included with the third-party PCI device(s) you
are installing.) If prompted to reboot, do so.
Verify Installation
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Go to Start
Settings
Control Panel
System
Devices
should see a device called MrtCb listed as shown below:
Æ
You
MAGMA CardBus Driver installation is complete. You should now
proceed to Step Eight in Chapter Two: Quick Start Guide.
NOTE
A utility called PCIScope is also useful for verification and debugging
purposes. See Page 43 for more information.
WARNING
After installation of a new Microsoft Service Pak, you should always
reinstall the MAGMA CardBus Driver.
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Windows 2000 Instructions
WARNING
You WILL be prompted to Shut Down and Reboot your system several
times during software installation. Please be patient, each Shut Down
and Reboot does serve a purpose and is required for correct
installation. If you Shut Down and Reboot when requested, it may save
you from having to make a call to MAGMA Technical Support.
NOTE
Prior to installing the MAGMA CardBus Driver, you should be familiar
with the installation procedures for the PCI cards that you are installing
in the expansion chassis. Some PCI card manufacturers recommend
that you install their software driver(s) prior to installing the hardware.
If this is the case, you should install their driver before you connect and
power up the expansion chassis. You may be required to reboot before
connecting the expansion chassis.
NOTE
Under Windows 2000, you MUST connect the MAGMA expansion
chassis to your computer BEFORE installing the MAGMA CardBus
Driver.
MAGMA CardBus Drivers are required for Windows 2000. Follow the
Step-by-Step Instructions included in Chapter Two: Quick Start Guide
prior to installing the MAGMA CardBus Driver. It is important to apply
power to the expansion chassis first, and then apply power to your
computer.
WARNING
You must be logged in as ‘System Administrator’ while installing the
MAGMA expansion chassis. You must remain logged in as ‘System
Administrator’ until installation Is complete.
The first time your system boots up, with the expansion chassis
connected, the following System Settings Change Window will appear:
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WARNING
Although you have not installed the MAGMA CardBus Driver yet, it is
important that you answer ‘Yes’ to the above question and restart
your computer.
Click
. Your computer will restart.
After your system comes up, install the MAGMA CardBus Driver
included on the MAGMA CardBus CD:
PC
Windows Install
setup.exe
or you can download the latest MAGMA CardBus driver from our web
site at www.magma.com/support/support.htm.
The following Question Window will appear:
Make sure that you have a current Emergency Repair Disk prepared.
Click
and the following InstallShield Wizard Window will appear:
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Click
and an Information Window will appear:
You should now Shut down the computer. This means, Turn off your
computer completely.
After you have Shut down completely, it’s time to power-up again. The
following System Settings Change Window will appear.
Click
. Your computer will reboot.
As your system comes up, if PCI cards are installed in the expansion
chassis, you may be prompted to load or locate drivers. Follow the
instructions you see on the screen and install the drivers just as you
would on a desktop computer. (You should refer to the procedures for
installing drivers that was included with the third-party PCI device(s) you
are installing) If prompted to reboot, do so.
Verify Installation
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Go to
Start
Settings
Control Panel
System
Device
Manager (make sure ‘View device by connection’ is chosen)
Open
ACP (BIOS)
Open PCI Bus Click the ‘+’ sign several times until
your reach the DEC Bridge 21150 PCI to PCI Bridge. Under this entry
you should see any hardware that is installed in the expansion chassis.
(In the following example, there is an Adaptec AHA-2940U2U2W PCI
SCSI Controller installed in the expansion system.)
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MAGMA CardBus Driver installation is complete. You should now
proceed to Step Eight in Chapter Two: Quick Start Guide.
NOTE
A utility called PCIScope is also useful for verification and debugging
purposes. See Page 43 for more information.
WARNING
After installation of a new Microsoft Service Pak, you should always
reinstall the MAGMA CardBus Driver.
Windows XP Instructions
WARNING
You WILL be prompted to Shut Down and Reboot your system several
times during software installation. Please be patient, each Shut Down
and Reboot does serve a purpose and is required for correct
installation. If you Shut Down and Reboot when requested, it may save
you from having to make a call to MAGMA Technical Support.
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NOTE
Prior to installing the MAGMA CardBus Driver, you should be familiar
with the installation procedures for the PCI cards that you are installing
in the expansion chassis. Some PCI card manufacturers recommend
that you install their software driver(s) prior to installing the hardware.
If this is the case, you should install their driver before you connect and
power up the expansion chassis. You may be required to reboot before
connecting the expansion chassis.
NOTE
Under Windows XP, you MUST connect the MAGMA expansion
chassis to your computer BEFORE installing the MAGMA CardBus
Driver.
MAGMA CardBus Drivers are required for Windows XP. Follow the
Step-by-Step Instructions included in Chapter Two: Quick Start Guide
prior to installing the MAGMA CardBus Driver. It is important to apply
power to the expansion chassis first, and then apply power to your
computer.
WARNING
You must be logged in as ‘System Administrator’ while installing the
MAGMA expansion chassis. You must remain logged in as ‘System
Administrator’ until installation Is complete.
The first time your system boots up, with the expansion chassis
connected, the following System Settings Change Window will appear:
WARNING
Although you have not installed the MAGMA CardBus Driver yet, it is
important that you answer ‘Yes’ to the above question and restart
your computer.
Click
. Your computer will reboot.
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After your system comes up, install the MAGMA CardBus Driver
included on the MAGMA CardBus CD:
PC
Windows Install
setup.exe
or you can download the latest MAGMA CardBus driver from our web
site at www.magma.com/support/support.htm.
The following Question Window will appear:
Make sure that you have a current Emergency Repair Disk prepared.
Click
Click
and the following InstallShield Wizard Window will appear:
and a final Information Window will appear:
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You should now Turn off computer. This means, Shut down your
computer completely.
After you have Turned off computer completely, it’s time to power-up
again. The following System Settings Change Window will appear.
Click
. Your computer will reboot.
As your system comes up, if PCI cards are installed in the expansion
chassis, you may be prompted to load or locate drivers. Follow the
instructions you see on the screen and install the drivers just as you
would on a desktop computer. (You should refer to the procedures for
installing drivers that was included with the third-party PCI device(s) you
are installing) If prompted to reboot, do so.
Verify Installation
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Æ
Go to
Start
Control Panel
Printers and Other Hardware
System
Hardware
Device Manager (make sure ‘View device by
connection’ is chosen)
ACPI
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
PCI Bus Click the ‘+’ sign several times until your reach the DEC
Bridge 21150 PCI to PCI Bridge. Under this entry you should see any
hardware that is installed in the expansion chassis. (In the following
example, there is an ATTO PCI SCSI Controller [LSI Logic 8950U…]
installed in the expansion system.)
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MAGMA CardBus Driver installation is now complete. You should now
proceed to Step Eight in Chapter Two: Quick Start Guide.
NOTE
A utility called PCIScope is also useful for verification and debugging
purposes. See Page 43 for more information.
WARNING
After installation of a new Microsoft Service Pak, you should always
reinstall the MAGMA CardBus Driver.
How to Uninstall the MAGMA CardBus Driver
Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows NT
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Go to Start
Settings
Control Panel
Add/Remove Programs
Choose either MAGMA CardBus Expansion Driver (or if you have an
older driver loaded, it may appear as Mobility CardBus Expansion
Driver)
then choose Add/Remove.
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Windows 2000 and Windows XP
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Æ
Go to Start
Settings
Control Panel
Add/Remove Programs
Choose either MAGMA CardBus Expansion Driver (or if you have an
older driver loaded, it may appear as Mobility CardBus Expansion
Driver)
then choose Change/Remove.
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PCIScope
PCIScope is a powerful tool designed by a Germany company called
APSoft. This software utility is a valuable resource to explore, examine
and debug the PCI subsystem of your computer. It was made to fit the
requirements of the most demanding users, especially engineers,
programmers and system administrators, and to integrate all advanced
functions and tools into one product. Please visit www.tssc.de for more
information about the capabilities of PCIScope and other utilities offered
by APSoft.
An evaluation version of PCIScope is included on the MAGMA CardBus
CD. (You can purchase a license from APSoft for use beyond the
evaluation period for $49.95.)
PCIScope has proven to be extremely useful when verifying and
debugging configurations involving a MAGMA PCI Expansion System
under any Windows platform.
PCIScope can provide information to you and our Technical Support
Group such as, PCI Bus Numbering and Resource Allocation; among
other information that may prove useful when debugging expansion
chassis or PCI card problems.
If you are experiencing problems setting up your system, you should run
PCIScope before contacting the MAGMA Technical Support Group.
With the MAGMA expansion chassis powered up and connected to your
computer, load and launch the PCIScope application by double-clicking
its icon on the MAGMA CardBus CD:
PC
Pc Utilities
pciscope.exe
or you can download the latest MAGMA CardBus Driver/Utility from our
web site at www.magma.com/support/support.htm.
The PCIScope Program will be installed on your computer and a
window similar to the one shown below will appear. (The below example
was taken from a Compaq Armada 7400)
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You should save this data as a *.bpd file on your computer. You may
be requested to email this file to support@magma.com if you are
experiencing configuration problems.
In addition, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP users may
also be requested to produce and email another file to
support@magma.com. This one is a *.log file. To create the *.log file,
follow these instructions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Locate a file called dbgview.exe on the MAGMA CardBus CD.
Double-click on the file dbgview.exe
While the dbgview screen is open, locate and double-click on
a file called dump.exe on the MAGMA CardBus CD.
Switch back to the dbgview screen, which is now filled with
data.
Save this file and email to support@magma.com upon request.
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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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:RUNVWDWLRQ*XLGH Introduction
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.
2.
3.
4.
Power down the computer. Install the PCI Host Interface Card in
an available PCI slot in the Sun (host) computer.
Install your PCI card(s) in the PCI Expansion System. The first PCI
slot (device number 4) is the bottom slot.
Attach one end of the PCI expansion cable to the PCI Host
Interface Card and the other end to the 4 Slot PCI Expansion
System. Secure it with the captive thumbscrews.
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
System and the PCI cards, we can use the OpenBoot command showdevs.
ok show-devs
/SUNW,UltraSPARC-IIi@0,0
/pci@1f,0
/virtual-memory
/memory@0,10000000
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/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.
/pci@1f,0/pci@1/pci@2/pci@4/ADPT,2940UW@4
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Device number 4
Card Vendor’s
device ID
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.
ok boot -r
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