OpenWindows Advanced User's Guide

G.1 Introduction

Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) cards are rugged, credit card-sized, user-installable devices.

You can use PCMCIA memory cards in the same way as a diskette, but you can store much larger amounts of data on a PCMCIA memory card.

PCMCIA serial and modem cards provide a convienient way to add an RS-232 interface or data/fax modem functionality to your workstation.

PCMCIA cards are available from many vendors. Check with your SunServiceSM provider or the PCMCIA card vendor to determine if a device is compatible with your workstation.

This appendix contains the following sections:

G.1.1 Support Requirements

PCMCIA memory and PCMCIA serial/modem cards must be compliant with PCMCIA release 2.1 or higher.

This Solaris release supports SRAM (Non-Volatile Static Random Acess Memory), DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory, and MROM (Memory Read-Only Memory) PCMCIA memory cards.

Note -

This release does not support PCMCIA FLASH, EEPROM, and OTP (One-Time Programmable) PROM cards.

Specifically, this software release supports PCMCIA memory cards that have:

G.1.2 Other Information Sources

Refer to the Hardware Platform Guide and other documents that accompanied the Solaris software for your system to determine if there are any special installation instructions for the PCMCIA device you want to use.