[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] - [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]

Re: ISA/PCI Questions



The downer to USB is if you want to use PC USB "stuff" with a system that
might have a PIC (or other microcontroller) as the brains. Bill Gates,
Intel, Compact, and others have the MASTER system so you will probably never
be able to use the small microcontroller as the MASTER. That was one of the
main questions of "How do I?" at a PIC seminar that I attended. Making the
accessories isn't that bad however.

Gene Harlan - WB9MMM
Harlan Technologies - publisher of
OSCAR Satellite Report - OSR@hampubs.com
Amateur Television Quarterly - ATVQ@hampubs.com
http://www.hampubs.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary "Joe" Mayfield" <gary_mayfield@hotmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2000 7:46 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ISA/PCI Questions


> Another good reason to move everything to USB.
>
> 73,
> Joe
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Howard Long" <howard@hanlincrest.co.uk>
> To: "Brian Wruble" <bwruble@ix.netcom.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2000 5:44 PM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] ISA/PCI Questions
>
>
> > Hi Brian,
> >
> > The PCI takeover will only get worse: MS will stop allowing their logos
to
> > be on PCs with ISA slots in them soon as they're not PC99 compliant (MS
&
> > Intel consortium notes):
> >
> > "ISA hardware is a source of many incompatibilities and support
headaches,
> > so removing ISA is key to making computers easier to use and less costly
> to
> > maintain. Previous design guides have limited use of ISA devices. With
PC
> > 99, removing ISA slots is a requirement for the first time."
> >
> > Whether or not the premise is baloney I'll leave to your judgement. I
> would
> > hazard a guess they really mean ISA-PNP mixed with legacy ISA cards and
> > semi-PNP BIOSes is the real source of incompatibility.
> >
> > So, get your ISA slots while you can!
> >
> > The PC I just bought has no ISA slots, just 1 AGP and 6 PCI. Aarrgh!
> >
> > 73 Howard G6LVB
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Brian Wruble" <bwruble@ix.netcom.com>
> > To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> > Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2000 4:40 PM
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] ISA/PCI Questions
> >
> >
> > > Hi all:
> > >
> > > As my older PCs reach the end of their useful lives,  I find that the
> new
> > > ones seem to lack ISA slots.   They typically have 2 or 3 spare PCI
> slots
> > > only.  This is of concern since I use a Kansas City Tracker/Tuner
which
> > > requires an ISA slot.    I am nursing an old, slow Pentium machine
along
> > in
> > > order to have a "home" for the KCTT.
> > >
> > > Has anyone found a PC manufacturer still offering ISA slots with an
> > advanced
> > > (P-III or equivalent) PC?  Who manufactures PCs with the most
expansion
> > > slots of both kinds?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Tnx for any thoughts.
> > >
> > >  73 de Brian W3BW
> > >
> > > ----
> > > Via the amsat-bb mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA.
> > > To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org
> > >
> >
> > ----
> > Via the amsat-bb mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA.
> > To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org
> >
> ----
> Via the amsat-bb mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA.
> To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org
>

----
Via the amsat-bb mailing list at AMSAT.ORG courtesy of AMSAT-NA.
To unsubscribe, send "unsubscribe amsat-bb" to Majordomo@amsat.org



AMSAT Top AMSAT Home