Finding developer docs for VME hardware?

Chris Hanson cmhanson at
Sun Sep 11 00:33:11 CDT 2016

No worries, I expected that I'd need to find the manufacturers docs. I was hoping though that someone would have a repository or something, like Bitsavers...

  -- Chris

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> On Sep 10, 2016, at 2:28 PM, Mark Linimon <linimon at> wrote:
> 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.
> mcl

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