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CPI(4) NetBSD/mac68k Kernel Interfaces Manual CPI(4)
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cpi -- parallel printer driver for Creative Systems Inc. Hurdler CPI
cpi* at nubus? flags 0x1
The cpi interface provides access to parallel printer ports.
The cpi driver supports the following flags for use in config(1) files:
bit 0: use the CIO counters 1 and 2 as a 32 bit timecounter(9).
The cpi interface supports the Creative Systems Inc. Hurdler CPI Nubus
card, which is based on a Zilog Z8536 CIO.
The parallel port on the Hurdler CPI card is wired as follows:
Signal SubD pin Z8536 pin Z8536 signal
/STROBE Strobe 1 22 PC3
D0 2 33 PA0
D1 3 32 PA1
D2 4 31 PA2
D3 5 30 PA3
D4 6 29 PA4
D5 7 28 PA5
D6 8 27 PA6
D7 9 26 PA7
/ACK 10 21 + 11 PC2 + PB3
BUSY 11 19 + 14 PC0 + PB6
PE Paper Error 12 20 PC1
SEL Select 13 13 PB5
/AUTOFD Auto Feed 14 12 PB4
/FAULT 15 9 PB1
/RESET 16 8 PB0
/SELIN Select In 17 10 PB2
The Z8536 INT line (pin 24) is wired to PB7 (pin 15).
lpt(4), mac68k/autoconf(4), nubus(4), printcap(5), timecounter(9)
IEEE Standard 1284-1994
cpi first appeared in NetBSD 5.0.
The cpi driver was written by Hauke Fath <hauke@NetBSD.org>.
The Hurdler CPI Nubus card does not use a TTL buffer to drive the paral-
lel interface. Instead, the card's Z8536 CIO drives the printer port
directly. Printers terminating the parallel interface with less than 2
kOhms may cause permanent damage to the Z8536 CIO.
NetBSD 9.1 February 17, 2017 NetBSD 9.1