Re: [uCsimm] Compact Flash, wiring for IDE

From: Erwin Authried (
Date: Thu Dec 07 2000 - 03:59:29 EST

Tom Walsh[] wrote:
> David Smead wrote:
> >
> > Tom,
> >
> > I haven't used it yet, but plan on doing so. I also downloaded the CF
> > document from and the manual for the IBM microdrive.
> >
> > I may have most of it figured out, but it will have to wait a day or so
> > before I can get it organized a little more because I'm working on a
> > project that has to be done tomorrow.
> >
> Well, hopefully you will make better progress than I have so far. I
> spent most of the day rewiring the interface and I still have no
> response from the CF. I am using a Lexar CF and their spec sheet says
> that the device is capable of True IDE Mode. The compact flash spec 1.4
> is not of much help, it specs the CF interface but does not give any
> examples on using it.
> I will have to buzz out all the pin connections to make sure that they
> are wired as per the schematic & there are no shorts / opens.
> TomW
Hi Tom!

If you are in doubt about how some of the pins have to be wired, I have
a IDE - Compactflash adapter board from PC engines, and I can
figure out how the pins are connected. Just tell me the pins that
you are uncertain about.



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