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Single Socket CardBus Controller with Dedicated Smart Card Socket
PC Card Standard 8.1 Compliant
PCI Bus Power Management Interface
Specification 1.1 Compliant
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) Specification 2.0 Compliant
PCI Local Bus Specification Revision 2.3
PC 98/99 and PC2001 Compliant
Windows Logo Program 2.0 Compliant
PCI Bus Interface Specification for
PCI-to-CardBus Bridges
1.5-V Core Logic and 3.3-V I/O Cells with
Internal Voltage Regulator to Generate 1.5-V
Core VCC
Universal PCI Interfaces Compatible with
3.3-V and 5-V PCI Signaling Environments
Supports PC Card or CardBus with Hot
Insertion and Removal
Supports 132-MBps Burst Transfers to
Maximize Data Throughput on Both the PCI
Bus and the CardBus
Supports Serialized IRQ with PCI Interrupts
Programmable Multifunction Terminals
Man Interrupt Modes Supported
Serial ROM Interface for Loading Subsystem
ID and Subsystem Vendor ID
ExCA-Compatible Registers Are Mapped in
Memory or I/O Space
Intel 82365SL-DF Register Compatible
Supports Ring Indicate, SUSPEND, and PCI
CLKRUN Protocols and PCI Bus Lock (LOCK)
Provides VGA/Palette Memory and I/O, and
Subtractive Decoding Options, LED Activity
Compliant with Intel Mobile Power Guideline
PCI Power-Management D0, D1, D2, and D3
Power States
Advanced Submicron, Low-Power CMOS
The Texas Instruments PCI6515A controller is an integrated, single-socket, PC Card controller and Smart Card
controller. This high-performance integrated solution provides the latest in PC Card and Smart Card technology.
The PCI6515A controller is a two-function PCI controller compliant with PCI Local Bus Specification, Revision
Function 0 provides an independent PC Card socket controllers compliant with the PC Card Standard (Release
8.1). The controller provides features that make it the best choice for bridging between the PCI bus and PC
Cards, and supports 16-bit, CardBus, or USB custom card interface PC Cards, powered at 5 V or 3.3 V, as
All card signals are internally buffered to allow hot insertion and removal without external buffering. The
controller is register compatible with the Intel 82365SL-DF ExCA controller. The internal data path logic allows
the host to access 8-, 16-, and 32-bit cards using full 32-bit PCI cycles for maximum performance. Independent
buffering and a pipeline architecture provide an unsurpassed performance level with sustained bursting. The
controller can be programmed to accept posted writes to improve bus utilization.
Function 5 of the PCI6515A controller is a PCI-based Smart Card controller used for communication with Smart
Cards inserted in PC Card adapters or the dedicated Smart Card socket. Utilizing Smart Card technology from
Gemplus, this function provides compatibility with many different types of Smart Cards.
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Various implementation-specific functions and general-purpose inputs and outputs are provided through eight
multifunction terminals. These terminals present a system with options in PCI LOCK, serial and parallel
interrupts, PC Card activity indicator LEDs, and other platform-specific signals. PCI-compliant general-purpose
events may be programmed and controlled through the multifunction terminals, and an ACPI-compliant
programming interface is included for the general-purpose inputs and outputs.
The controller is compliant with the latest PCI Bus Power Management Specification, and provides several
low-power modes, which enable the host power system to further reduce power consumption.
The controller also has a three-pin serial interface compatible with the Texas Instruments TPS2228 (default),
TPS2226, TPS2224, TPS2223A, and TPS2220 power switches. All five power switches provide power to the
CardBus socket on the controller. The power to the dedicated Smart Card socket is controlled through a
separate power control pin that can control an external 5-V power switch or it may be configured to source
power through BVPP of a dual-socket PCMCIA power switch.
This product is for high-volume PC applications only. For a complete datasheet or
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