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NEXTSTEP for Intel Processors Release 3.3

System Driver Overview

Driver: Intel 82365 and compatible PCMCIA chipset
Driver Overview: NeXTanswer #1800
Last Update:
April 23, 1997

Availability Information

A version of this driver is on the CDROM
Newer Released Driver in NeXTanswers*:
Yes, Version 3.31, as NeXTanswer #1968
Newer Beta Driver in NeXTanswers*: Yes, Version 3.32, as NeXTanswer #2127

Driver Name / Installer .pkg: PCIC
Driver Type: System
Driver Scope: Generic-Chipset
Supported Components: Intel i82365
PC Bus / Interface Supported by Driver**: PCMCIA
Supported Connectors:
Access Mode:

Adapter Memory:

General Overview notes: This driver supports the Intel 82365 chip set, which is used to provide PCMCIA socket support.

Supported Products / Add-on Adapters:
SwapBox Classic MMCD-D - Not test by SQA, might work.

Supported Products / Systems (ie integrated into PC System):
NEC Versa E Series
NEC Versa V Series
NEC Versa 4000
Compaq LTE Elite
IBM Thinkpad 755CX
Adaptec CardPark

Special Features of Driver / Driver Notes:
This driver is necessary when using the Intel 82365 PCMCIA chipset with PCMCIA devices. See also NeXTanswer 1801_PCMCIABus

Known Problems

Hot insertion and removal of PCMCIA devices is not supported.

Due to ongoing development and testing of OPENSTEP 4.0, the beta version (v3.32) of this driver will neither be tested on NEXTSTEP 3.3 nor upgraded to "Released" status.

Driver Version Notes

3.31 Fixes a bug which could result in inconsistent adaptor initialization.
3.32 Adds support for PCIC compatible PCI-PCMCIA Bus Bridges

Future Planning

Future / Update Planning:

Reason for New Driver / Update:
New Driver / Update Timeframe:

New Driver / Update Description:

Note: Information contained in the "Future Planning" section of this document does not constitute a commitment on the part of NeXT to complete the planned development work.

* - Any NeXTanswer number that is blank indicates that a driver will not be released for this version of NEXTSTEP.

** - Indicates information that is inclusive of the entire capability of this driver. Not all devices supported by this driver may include all features listed. Check any available NeXTanswers and the hardware manual for the device for additional information.

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