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NB-SL Notebook Computers
Computer Specifications
Main Unit
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CPU
386SL microprocessor; 20 or 25 MHz and
5 or 6.25 MHz dock speed, selectable through
Setup or software comunand
System memory
2MB or 4MB, expandable to 14MB or 2OMB;
the first 64OKB is conventional memory and
12SKB is used for shadow RAM, the rest CM
be used as extended or EMS memory;
selectable through Setup
BIOS ROM
128KB on a single Bash ROM (includes
system BIOS and VGA BIOS)
Math coprocmr
Socket for optional 20 or 25 MHz, 387SX
numeric coproce5sor
clock/calendar
Real-time clock, calendar, and CMOS RAM
for configuration; backed up by 3.6 volt
lithium battery
Controllers
Diskette drive
Built-in controller for up to two diskette
drives (interrd 3’binch and external
5*/i-inch); supports l&MB, 72OKB, 1.2MB,
and 360KB formats
Hard disk
Slot for 2lh-inch hard disk drive cartridge
with embedded controller
Parallel/external
diskette drive
Zlpin, D-sub, female connector with
standard &bit par&4 or extemal diskette
drive support, selectable through Setup
serial
&232-C, programmable, asynchronous,
9-m Dsub male amnector
LCD and CRT
Built-in controller supporting standard VGA
color or monochrome; external 15-m female
connector for conmdng an external monitor
Mouse, external
numeric keypad,
or keyboard
9-M mini-DIN connector for optional
mouse, external numeric keypad, or external
keyboard
speak=
MOdelIt
Built-in ISA compatible speaker contxoller;
intemal
Internal slot for *onal modem
Keyboard
84 (International) or 82 (US) keys with four
levels of userdefinable functions
Mass Storage
Diskette drives
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Support for up to two drives: one internal,
3 ‘/z-inch 1.44MB diskette drive and one
optional, external S’/tir~h (UMB) diskette
drive
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NB-SL Notebook Computers
Hard disk drives
Support for up to two drives: one in the
NB-SL and one in the Expansion Unit
Differences Between NB-SU20 and
NB-SU2S (Monochrome)
Removable 40MB, 60MB, or 80MB hard disk
drive cartridge designed for low power
consumption in the NB-SL; embedded
controller; power-saving feature
Product Name
CPU Ctlm
1 CPU clock speed
(High speed mode)
CPU board name
Memory
Standid on board
memoiy
Max RAM on board
‘Board uml no.
CPU dvp
LCD Display
Monochrome:
640 x 480, .3 mm, high contrast 2-film; paperwhite, backlit by one CCFT (cooled cathode
fluorescent tube); continuous brightness and
contrast controls; power-saving feature
640 x 480, .3 mm, high contrast, active-matrix,
MIM (metal-insulator-metal)
Color:
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In&II so386 SL-20
/
/ 20MHz
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Intel SO336 SL-25
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1791 CM
2ME
4M0
14MB
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KUW386SLBA-2OSX523
120 MHz1
2OMB’
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Intel
KUBO386SlBA-25SX524
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Power Supply
AC adapter
9V, 3.OA/12V, 1.7A AC adapter with
international voltage input, SO/60 Hz
Battery packs
Two interchangeable, rechargeable, internal
NiCd battery packs; 6-tell, 7.2 volt
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Options
CAUTION: Use only the AC adapter and batteries designed for
use with the NB-SL (AC adapter model number ADO930WA, and
battery model numbers BC7217WA and BH7222WA).
Check with your dealer for availability of the following options:
2MB, 4MB, or 8MB expansion memory modules
40MB, 60MB, or 80MB removeable hard disk drive cartridges
External numeric keypad
External keyboards
NiCd battery pack
Additional AC adapter
Internal modern
387SX math coprccw
Desktop Expansion Unit
carrying case
Physical Dimensions
Height
Monochrome: 51 mm (2 in);
Color: 61 mm (2.4 in)
Width
297 mm (11.69 in)
235 mm (9.25 in)
Weight (with hard
disk and two battery
p=W
Monochrome: 3.3 kg (7.2 lbs)
Color: 3.6 kg (7.9 lbs)
Environmental Requirements
Main System Board
Temperature
Operating: 5” to 35” C (41” to 95” F)
Non-operating: -20” to 60” C (-4” to HO0 F )
Humidity
Operating: 20% to 80% (non-condensing)
Non-operating: 8% to 90% (non-condensing)
Altitude
Ooeratintz -60 to 3,OCKl m (-198 to 9,900 feet)
Nbn-o&ating: a0 to 12,tlOO m
(-198 to 39,600 feet)
Hard disk drive
1592Fl board
NlCd or NiMH
baneN O&l&
CAUTION: When traveling by airplane, be sure to take your
computer into the passenger compartment as carry-on luggage to
Product Configuration
M0d.l
CPU 8pe.d
LCD typr
NESU?O
N0BU?S
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20 MHz
25 MHz
25 MH.?
FIB-MOllO
FIN-Mot-IO
1 MM-cdor
Slandard memory
2MB
4MB
4MB
/
15SXM board
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Memory Module Expansion
Reserved Memory
The following tables show the possible memory configurations for
the NB-SL.
Memory between the addresses shown above is reserved for system
use. Other memory between 384KB and 1MB is available to the LWX
if enabled through setup.
2MB
Shadow RAM
2MB
System BIOS (128KB) is copied to shadow RAh4 by POD when the
system boots. System BIC5 in flash memory is addresses from ECU00
to FFFF:F. The 8KB of memory in the address range FEW@FFFF:F is
assigned as a boot block for flash memory and is not updated when
the flash memory is overwritten
12MB
,2MB
Others
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1 E&W:0 - E7FF:F
1 E84KtO - FFFF:F
! 4MB
/ 2MB
X
BMB
8MB
2 MB
8 ME’
4MB
! 8MB’
! 2MB
j 8MB
12 MB
10 ME
14 MB’
‘8MB modules may not be available.
l * For 14h4B of total memory, do not install an 8MB module in slot
1 and a 4MB module in slot 2.
Shadow RAh4 Addressing
TywdVGA ’
2MB
4M0
8 MB’
X
2.5 MHZ system
Destlnatlon Addmss
cooO:O - C7FF:F
E8OO:O - FFFF:F
Only the VGA BIOS addresses need to be converted.
Memory Map Before/After POD
Bsss msmoy
Sld 1 (CHIN)
Slot 2 (CNVS)
4MB
4MB
X
2MB
X
2MB
X
8 MB’
X
2MB
8 MB’
8 MB’
X
4M0
4MB
4MB
4MB
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2xMS
2MB
4MB
X
8 MB’
8 MB’
2MB
8 MB’
Total
memory
4M0
6MB
8 MB”
12MB
14 MB
20 MB
SMB modules may not be available
* For 8MB of total memory, do not install a 4MB module in slot 1
and nothing in slot 2.
Connector Pin Assignments
VGA Video Connector
VGA mm&or pin assignments
1
640X6
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t
Pln no.
1
2
3
4
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GREEN
BLUE
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NoConnedton
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Mouse/Numeric Keypad/External Keyboard Connector
VGA connector p’n assignments Iwntinucd~
1 Stgnatname
1 HSYNC
jyo
13
1 I
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Hor~rontal SW-C
14
15
1 VSYNC
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Pin 44
& Pin 3
Pin 2
Pin1
Parallel/External FDD Connector
Pin 1
Pin 13
Mouse ENS) connector pin assignments
P l
no.
1 ;
Pin 14
Pln 25
n
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OMSDATA
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Mwse Data
Numrdo
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Keypad Data
E3lomd
‘wKeyboard Data
Parallel port KN3) connector pin assignments
P l n n o . 1 SIgnalname 1 Vo / Ducriptlon
1
1 STROBEi 0 / Strobe lor Printer
AC Adapter Connector
4
Data Bll3 for Pnnter (Read Data hom FDD)
FD%,Brt 4 for Printer (Disk Change horn
5
Cl T-‘4
0
0
000
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2
0
0
000
0
Q
3
AC adapter (CN6) connector pin assignments
Pln no.
1
~16
117
I a25
INITSLCTINGND
2
3
4
Inrt&zat~on from Pnnler (Dtredion for FDD)
Select In horn Prlnier (Siep for FDD)
Ground
I(O)
I(O)
5
6
Addrsss
170-178
lFO- IF8
200 _ 207
278 - 27F
t 2F8 - 2FF
300-31F
360-36F
t 378 - 37F
3Bo-38F
3A0 - 3AF
300-308
5mi2I port (034) connector pin assignments
Slgndnsme
COMADCD
CCMARXD
COMAlXD
1 COMADTR
t GND
‘6
7
I8
COMADSR
COMAFITS
COMACTS
1 COMARI
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Charge
Ground
No Connection
Change Select
Ground
System I/O Address map
Serial Port Connector (CN4)
Pin no.
1
2
3
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14
15
Sbnslnsms
AD
CHARGE
GND
CLON
CHGSEL
DescdPtlon
Data Carrter Deted
Senal Data Recwe
Senal Data Transmwon
1 DataTerminal Ready
1 Ground
DataSetReady
Request to Send
Uear to Send
1 Rmg lndlcator
/ Assbnsddsvkas
Hard dtsk controller secondary
Hard drsk mntroller prlmq
Gemem
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1
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VGA monrtor adapter
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38F - 3DF
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3F8 - 3FF
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Confrguralron ragrsler
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DMA Request Level
LOVOI
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DRO 0 (CTRLl)
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Power-on Diagnostics (POD) Step IDS
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Engineering Change Notices
None.
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