PCI guru consultant needed

Adam Sulmicki adam at cfar.umd.edu
Fri Oct 1 18:09:00 CEST 2004

have you tried    pci-sig at znyx.com ? It has people who works on designing
PCI buses as their day to day job.

I think you send email to pci-sig-request at znyx.com with subject

On Fri, 1 Oct 2004, Richard Smith wrote:

> Bitworks needs help.
> We currently Intel Celeron 440bx design that has ATI M1 video chips on
> board.  Off and on for the past 6 months or so I've been working to make
> them work under Linuxbios, ADLO, or testbios, etc.
> I've have finally managed to show that the problem is hardware related
> to our design.  As I can make a PCI eval card from ATI work on a Asus
> P2B motherboard and linuxbios using X to softboot the card.  The same
> setup on our board fails to work.
> Somehow the SDRAM inside the M1 chip is failing to initialize properly.
>   The video output has all the right VSYNC and HSYNC for the 800x600
> mode I setup but a black screen and a large square block for the cursor.
>   If I exit X and try to write/read a value into video ram I get garbage
> back.  This works on the Ausu P2B.
> Things with our customer have gone critical. I've got to have something
> working by the end of October.
> So I'm in search of people who really understand PCI and video stuff and
> are available for consulting either on site here or I can come to thier
> site.
> Also any one have on know of place I can go to get a PCI complience test
> done?  Or hardware I can rent?  We reciently borrowed a HP 16500B logic
> analyzer with a Future+Systems passive PCI hookup but it dosn't do
> complience testing.  We need an additional card for that.

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