DLV11-F asynchronous serial line interface
It provided both EIA RS-232 (with vestigial modem control), and active or passive 20 mA connectivity. Baud rates from 50 to 19,200 were available; receive and transmit can be set independently via configuration jumpers, or can be set via the registers, if desired (although not input and output independently; either transmit only, or both).
Like the ancestral KL11, the DLV11 has 2 device registers for the receive side (one Control and Status Register - CSR - and one data buffer register), and similarly, two for the transmit side. Each line has two interrupt vectors - again, one receive, and one transmit.
For the PDP-11 main console (which is always a KL11/DL11 compatible device), the standard is that 0777560 is the base address (so the receiver registers are 0777560-2, and the transmitter are 0777564-6), and 060 is the base vector. It can be set to halt the CPU when a 'break' is seen; it can also send a 'break'.
The first line after the console is always assigned the address 0776500, and vector 0300. Additional lines are assigned addresses and vectors immediately following, for DL11's #1-#16 (i.e. 0776500-676 and 0300-0476).
The 'Revison C' and later PCB layouts are significantly different from the earlier ones; it is easy to recognize these versions visually, as the large UART chip is parallel to the long axis of the card. These versions are not covered in most DLV11-F documentation; they can be found in the "Microcomputer Interfaces Handbook" (1980), on pg. 207.
- DLV11 asynchronous serial line interface
- DLV11-E asynchronous serial line interface
- DLV11-J asynchronous serial line interface
- DLV11-E and DLV11-F asynchronous line interface user's manual (EK-DLV11-OP-001)
- Microcomputer Interfaces Handbook - the DLV11-F, Revisions C and up, is covered on pp. 207
- DLV11-F Field Maintenance Print Set (MP00461)