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SuskaACSISCSIAdapter

Rev.1.1April2012
Subjecttochangewithoutnotice.
J.Carroll,W.Frster

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IndexofContents
Introduction..........................................................................................................................................3
OperationPreparations.........................................................................................................................4
InstallationoftheACSIConnector..................................................................................................4
InstallationoftheSCSIConnector..................................................................................................5
PowerSupply...................................................................................................................................5
ConfigurationoftheInitiatorIdentificationNumber......................................................................5
BusTermination...............................................................................................................................6
Annex....................................................................................................................................................7
PinDescriptionofthe26pos.ACSIConnector..............................................................................7
PinDescriptionofthe19pos.STTypeACSIConnector................................................................8
PinDescriptionofthe50pos.SCSIConnector..............................................................................9
Contact.............................................................................................................................................9

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Introduction
TheSuskaACSISCSIadapterallowstheoperationofupto7Deviceswithparallel,nondifferential
SCSIinterfaceattheACSIbusofAtariSTcomputers.Theadaptersupportsbusparityandinitiator
identification.Thus,itispossibletoconnectSCSIComponentswhichmeettheSCSI1,SCSI2or
SCSI3standard.UsingappropriateharddiskdriversliketheHDDRIVERinanactualversion,
furthermoreitispossibletouseSCSIcommandsofallSCSIcommandclasses.Thislarge
commandextension,whichdistinguishestheadapterfromasimpleACSIinterface,allowsfor
exampletheuseofbigharddiscdrivesorremovablemediadeviceswithoutanyproblem(ifthereis
adriversoftwareforthedevices).
ThehardwareoftheSuskaACSISCSIadapterisdesignedinaway,thattheprotocoltranslationis
doneinamodernCPLD(ComplexProgrammableLogicDevice)andthelevelshiftingbetweenthe
nowadaysoftenused3,3Vtechniqueandthe5VlevelsoftheSTcomputersandtheSCSIdevicesis
realizedusinglinedrivers.thedigitaldesignismodelledsynchronouslyandthereforerobustagainst
noiseonthesignals.ThepowersupplyfortheCPLDandtheclocksourceislocatedontheACSI
SCSIadapterwhichonlyrequiresasingleoperatingvoltageof+5V.

Figure1:TopViewoftheACSISCSIAdapter

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OperationPreparations
TheACSISCSIadapterisconnectedviatwoconnectorforthebusesandoptionalviaathirdpower
supplyconnector.

InstallationoftheACSIConnector
OntheACSIsidethereisrequireda26pos.femaleheadertoconnecttheadapterwiththeSTseries
computers.Intheannexthereisatablewiththepindescriptionofthisconnector.Itisarrangedina
way,thata19pos.crimptechniqueDSUBconnectorcanbemounted,ifthepinpositionsnumber1
to19ofthe26pos.headerareusedandthepinpositions20through26areleftopenorusedin
connectionwiththepowersupply(lookaheadformoreinformation).Forinternaluseoftheadapter
withintheSTcomputersitisrequired,thattheACSIcableisontheonehandmountedtoa26pos.
femaleheaderandontheotherhandwiredcorrectlytotherespectivemainboard.Atthispoint,itis
notpossibletogiveauniversalinformationhowtoconnecttheACSIcablebecausetherearetoo
manydifferentSTmachinetypeandmainboardrevisions.Itisrecommendedtoinvolveanexpert
incaseofanydoubts.Iftheadapterisusedinternally,itisfurthermorerecommendedtousethe
computerpowersupplyfortheoperationoftheACSISCSIadapter.

Figure2:BottomViewoftheACSISCSIAdapterwithpartialMountingofComponents.

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InstallationoftheSCSIConnector
TheconnectionoftheSCSIdeviceswiththeACSISCSIadapterisaccomplishedbyusinga
standard50pos.flatbandcablewithfemaleheadersateachside.Thepindescriptionofthis
connectorisdescribedintheannex.

PowerSupply
Thepowersupplyfortheadaptercanberealizedinoneofthethreefollowingways:
1. The26pos.ACSIheaderX3carriesout4dedicatedpinsforthe+5Vpowersupply
connection;positions23through26.AdditionallyThepins20,21and21areconnectedto
theadapter'sground.
2. ThereisadedicatedpowersupplyheaderX4withthefollowingpindescription:pins1and
3=+5V,Pin2=0V.SeealsoFigure1.
3. BytheTermPowerlineoftheSCSIconnector.Usingthispossibilityitisrequired,thatthe
SCSIdeviceisconfiguredinaway,thattheterminatorpowerisdrivenbythisdevice.Touse
thisfeatureitisalsorequired,thatthejumperSJ4athebottomsideoftheprintedcircuit
boardisclosed,seeFigure2.
Important:itisnotallowedtodrivethepowersupplyfortheACSISCSIadapterbytwoor
moresources.Otherwiseaproperoperationisnotguaranteedortheremayresultadamage
tothehardware!
The LED mounted on the top of the printed circuit board indicates a correct powering of the
adapter.

ConfigurationoftheInitiatorIdentificationNumber
OnthetopsideoftheprintedcircuitboardtherearethreeconfigurationjumpersSJ1throughSJ3
(seeFigure1).ClosingoneoremorejumperswillresultindifferentinitiatorIDsasdescribedinthe
followingtable.ThedefaultsettingforthejumpersarallopenwhichmeansID7.
SJ3

SJ2

SJ1

ID

SJ3

SJ2

SJ1

ID

Open

Open

Open

Closed

Open

Open

Open

Open

Closed

Closed

Open

Closed

Open

Closed

Open

Closed

Closed

Open

Open

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

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BusTermination
Acorrectbusterminationisthefirstrequirementforaproperoperation.TheSuskaACSISCSI
adapterfeaturesanoptionalactivebusterminationdevice,aUC5601fromTexasInstrumentsina28
pos.SOpackage.ThisintegratedcircuitisintendedtoterminatetheSCSIbuscorrectly.Further
possibilitiesforbusterminationareusingexternalterminators.Pleasebeaware,thatincaseof
usingmorethanoneSCSIdeviceonthebus,onlythelastdeviceattheendofthecablemaybe
terminated.Allothersshouldbeconfiguredwithinactiveterminators.Therecouldbesuccessfully
testedtheconfigurationoftheACSISCSIadapterwithonlyoneSCSIdeviceandashortcable
terminatedonlybythedevice.

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Annex
PinDescriptionofthe26pos.ACSIConnector
PinNo.

Function

ACSIDataBusBitD0

GND

ACSIDataBusBitD1

ACSIRESETn

ACSIDataBusBitD2

GND

ACSIDataBusBitD3

ACSIHDACKn

ACSIDataBusBitD4

10

GND

11

ACSIDataBusBitD5

12

ACSICA1

13

ACSIDataBusBitD6

14

GND

15

ACSIDataBusBitD7

16

ACSICR/Wn

17

ACSIHDCSn

18

ACSIHDRQn

19

ACSIHDINTn

20

GND

21

GND

22

GND

23

+5V

24

+5V

25

+5V

26

+5V

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PinDescriptionofthe19pos.STTypeACSIConnector
PinNo.

Function

ACSIDataBusBitD0

ACSIDataBusBitD1

ACSIDataBusBitD2

ACSIDataBusBitD3

ACSIDataBusBitD4

ACSIDataBusBitD5

ACSIDataBusBitD6

ACSIDataBusBitD7

ACSIHDCSn

10

ACSIHDINTn

11

GND

12

ACSIRESETn

13

GND

14

ACSIHDACKn

15

GND

16

ACSICA1

17

GND

18

ACSICR/Wn

19

ACSIHDRQn

Note:ThepinnumbersarenormallymarkedontheDSUBtypeconnectors.Otherwisebecareful
usingthecorrectnumbering.Incomparisiontothepinheaders'numbering,thepinsarenot
arrangedalternating;thecorrectnumberingisrowbyrow.

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PinDescriptionofthe50pos.SCSIConnector
PinNo.

Function

PinNo.

Function

/SCSID0

GND

/SCSID1

GND

/SCSID2

GND

/SCSID3

GND

10

/SCSID4

GND

12

/SCSID5

11

GND

14

/SCSID6

13

GND

16

/SCSID7

15

GND

18

/SCSIPARITY

17

GND

20

GND

19

GND

22

GND

21

GND

24

GND

23

GND

26

TermPower

25

28

GND

27

GND

30

GND

29

GND

32

/ATN

31

GND

34

33

GND

36

/BSY

35

GND

38

/ACK

37

GND

40

/RESET

39

GND

42

/MSG

41

GND

44

/SEL

43

GND

46

/C_D

45

GND

48

/REQ

47

GND

50

/I_O

49

GND

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