RE: [uCsimm] Compact Flash, wiring for IDE

From: Paredes, Jefferson SECUADO-FNE4 (
Date: Thu Dec 07 2000 - 11:59:29 EST


Do you want Use and IDE device in 8 bit mode?

The IDE indentify command return info in word mode only, later you can set
the TRANSFER MODE in 8 bits, may be you can try making arrangement with TTL
logic to read 16 bit in 2 read cycles.

if ucSimm donīsupport DMA transfer, then you may use the IDE device in PIO

Amazon sell a good book about IDE, and SCSI Interfaces.

excuse me my poor english


Jefferson Paredes C.
Infrastructure & Comm.
Tel: +593 4 448783
Shell Ecuador S.A.
Calle 9na Y Av. Domingo Comin
Guayaquil, Ecuador P.O.Box 09-1-654

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Walsh []
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2000 08:33
Subject: Re: [uCsimm] Compact Flash, wiring for IDE

Erwin Authried wrote:
> 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
> > > 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.

Thanks Erwin, but it seems like the net is just filthy with that info
(how to hook it up to an ide interface). You know what I am attempting,
hook it up to a embedded system so it can become an IDE drive under
linux. Did find some glimmers of info regarding using it under an 8 bit


Tom Walsh - WN3L - Embedded Systems Consultant
'', ''
"Windows? No thanks, I have work to do..."
This message resent by the list server
This message resent by the list server

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Sun Apr 07 2002 - 00:01:39 EST