Finding developer docs for VME hardware?

Mark Linimon linimon at
Sat Sep 10 16:28:50 CDT 2016

You just had to go by each manufacturer's documentation.  I can say
this with some authority, as I wrote some of said documentation during
my several years at Mizar :-)

There is the spec, of course, but that only tells you what each board
must implement so it can talk to the others across the backplane.

Many VMEbus installations may not have even run an OS, just an event loop.
If you ran pDOS or OS/9 or vxWorks (my own specialty at the time), you
had to either get a driver from the manufacturer or write your own.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.


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