DA11-F UNIBUS Window
The DA11-F UNIBUS Window allows two UNIBUSes to be directly connected, to allow bus read/write cycles (including DMA cycles) from a master on one to be answered by a slave on the other; this functionality is bi-directional. Although the DA11-F can generate interrupts on either UNIBUS (in response to user commands given directly to it via its Control and Status Register), it cannot transfer interrupts (i.e. from one UNIBUS to the other).
The DA11-F responds as a slave to bus cycles on each UNIBUS which are to be passed through; it then uses an NPR DMA operation on the other UNIBUS to complete the cycle on the other, as a master. For write operations, the data is buffered in the DA11-F; therefore, simultaneous write operations on both buses can be handled.
If a read cycle is requested on one UNIBUS, and a write simultaneously on the other, the read cycle takes precedence, and is completed before the write cycle can be completed. If read cycles are requested on both buses simultaneously, neither side can gain the needed control of the other; both requests are aborted, and both cycles will time-out.
Registers given in italic font are read-only; those in normal font are read-write.
|Control and Status Register||XXXX00|
|Output Data Buffer Register||XXXX02|
|Input Data Buffer Register||XXXX04|
|Displacement Address Register||XXXX06|
|Relocation Address Register||XXXX10|
|Starting Address Register||XXXX12|
|Vector Address Register||XXXX14|
The first DA11-F in a system is usually assigned register addresses starting with 0764000 for the 'A' UNIBUS, and 0764020 for the 'B' UNIBUS; the second is usually assigned addresses starting with 0764020 for the 'A' UNIBUS, etc.
- M7284 Bus Control
- M7283 Bus to Bus Paths
Board locations are:
|1||UNIBUS A In||M7284 A Bus Control|
|2||UNIBUS B Out||M7283 Bus to Bus Paths (odd bits)|
|3||UNIBUS B In||M7283 Bus to Bus Paths (even bits)|
|4||UNIBUS A Out||M7284 B Bus Control|
- DAll-F Unibus Window Engineering Drawings
- DA-11F unibus window maintenance manual (DEC-11-HDAFA-A-D)