Nearly all of the documents listed here are copyrighted by HP and made available in the hope they would be useful to all PA-RISC developers and users. Please respect this copyright by not redistributing these documents or use the materials verbatim without written HP (or the respective copyright holder) consent.
HP 9000 Chipset Documentation
|2500k||April 17, 2003|| zx1 Memory and I/O controllers ERS (Edited) aka "Pluto" |
|633k||April 18, 2003|| zx1 Mercury ERS (Edited) |
|39k||Feb 17, 2000|| Astro Overview (IOMMU/Mem Controller) |
|1522k||Feb 17, 2000|| Astro Error Handling |
|2393k||Feb 17, 2000|| Astro R2I Operation/Registers |
|338k||Feb 17, 2000|| Astro Register Map |
|2038k||Feb 17, 2000|| Astro Runway Interface |
|128k||Feb 17, 2000|| Memory Map of an Astro based system |
|4707k||Feb 17, 2000|| Elroy PCI Controller ERS (Edited)|
(eg in A500/C3000)
|5794k, 7k||June 3, 1999|| DINO PCI bus controller|
(eg in A180/B180/C360)
|401k, 462k||July 20, 1999|| PA-RISC 1.1 7100 PCXL CPU ERS |
|716k, 4127k||July 20, 1999|| PA RISC 1.1 7300 PCXL2 CPU ERS |
|4344k||June 3, 1999|| LASI Core IO Device ERS|
(eg in 712/715/725/A180/B180/C360)
|4235k||November 2001|| Hardball ERS - 735/755 (Outfield, Cutoff, etc.) |
|381k||Aug 1996|| National Semiconductor PC87415 Dual Channel IDE controller Data Sheet. (integrated in PC87560UBD SuckyIO "Legacy IO Controller") |
|12MB||October 2007||WAX ERS - GSC to EISA adapter|
|23MB|| All documents above (and more) in a ZIP file|
PA-RISC 1.1 Architecture Specifications
PA-RISC 1.1 Architecture and Instruction Set Reference Manual
|90k||March 1999|| PA-RISC 1.1 I/O Firmware Architecture Reference Specification:|
Version and Identification Number Allocation.
|280k||March 1999|| PA-RISC 1.1 Firmware Architecture Reference Specification:|
Processor Dependent Code (PDC) Procedures.
|298k||March 1999|| PA-RISC 1.1 I/O Firmware Architecture Reference Specification: IODC (chapter 3) |
|1.1M||1997|| PA-RISC 32-bit Runtime Environment (SOM Binaries). Covers PA 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0. |
|409k||April 15, 2000|| Standard Text Interface (STI) |
|7MB|| All documents above (and more) in a ZIP file|
PA-RISC 2.0 Architecture Specifications
|2.3M||1995||PA-RISC 2.0 Instruction Set Architecture|
|127k||1997|| 64-Bit Runtime Architecture for PA-RISC 2.0|
|138k||Sep 16,1997|| UNWIND PA64 Functional Specification. |
|575k||1997|| HPUX 11.0 32-bit Runtime Environment. Only covers PA2.0. |
|32k||March 1999|| PA-RISC 2.0 Firmware Architecture Reference:|
Memory Data Formats.
|312k||June 1998|| HP Assembler Reference Manual |
|196k||July 2004|| PA-RISC 2.0 Firmware Architecture Reference Specification:|
Processor Dependent Code (PDC) Entry Points. (Chapter 3) (older File:Pdc20-v1.0-Ch3-entry.pdf) (older File:Pdc20-v0.36-Ch1-entry.pdf)
|356k||July 2004|| PA-RISC 2.0 Firmware Architecture Reference Specification:|
Processor Dependent Code (PDC) Procedures (Chapter 4) (older v1.0 File:Pdc20-v1.0-Ch4-procs.pdf) (older v0.36 File:Pdc20-v0.36-Ch2-procs.pdf)
|304k||July 2004|| PA-RISC 2.0 Firmware Architecture Reference Specification: IODC (Chapter 5) |
|48k||July 2004|| PA-RISC 2.0 Firmware Architecture Reference Specification:|
Operating System Interface (Chapter 6)
|172k||August 1998|| Processor-Specific ELF Supplement for PA-RISC |
HP 9000 User/Owner Guides
|9259k||May 9, 1999|| HP-UX Workstation HCL (Hardware Compatibility List):|
This explains the features of released hardware.
|1115k||May 9, 1999|| HP-UX Workstation HCL (Hardware Compatibility List):|
This explains the features of previously released hardware. This provides supplemental materials to 980723.pdf (above).
|4637k||July 11, 2003|| HP 9000/712 Service Handbook |
|3825k||July 11, 2003|| HP 9000/712 Technical Manual |
|5225K||August, 1995|| HP 9000/715 Service Handbook 4th Ed. |
|1830k||July 11, 2003|| HP 9000/720 and 730 Owner's Guide |
|7408k||July 11, 2003|| Overview of A180 features: |
HP 9000/735 Service Handbook
|2150k||July 11, 2003|| HP 9000/750 Owner's Guide |
|64k||May 9, 1999|| Overview of A180[C] features: |
This provides the first docs on the A180 internals.
|935k||July 11, 2003|| A180[C] User Manual |
|1549k||July 11, 2003|| B-Class (B1xxL) Owner's Guide |
|1029k||July 11, 2003|| B-Class (B1xxL) Service Manual |
|1716k||July 11, 2003|| C100/C110 Owner's Guide |
|1495k||July 11, 2003|| C160/C180/C200/C240/C360 Owner's Guide |
|1760k||July 11, 2003|| C160L Owner's Guide |
|1715k||July 11, 2003|| C-Class (Cxxx[L]) Service Manual |
|104k||July 11, 2003|| E-Class (Ex5) HP Journal Article |
|6442k||July 11, 2003|| J280 Owner's Guide |
|5.6M||February 2000|| User's Manual - HP 9000 Model A-180|
|7.8M||2000|| rp24xx Hardware Manual|
|2.7M||July 2004|| User's Manual - HP C8000 Workstation - Technical Reference Guide|
|0.8M||2009|| Service Processor (GSP or MP) User Guide|
PA-RISC Papers and Presentations
|189KB||April, 2000|| PA-RISC 8x00 Family of Microprocessors with Focus on PA-8700:|
Summary of PA-RISC architecture and implementations up to PA-8600 and features of the PA 8700 implementation.
|162KB||October 8, 1997|| Enabling Optimizations to Achieve Higher Performance on the HP PA-RISC Architecture. Discusses how to measure CPU perf, what impacts it, and HP compiler options. |
|11KB||June, 1997|| Configurability of the PA 7300LC. One page summary of config options for PA7300LC system designers. |
|195KB||August, 1997|| Four-Way Superscalar PA-RISC Processors:|
HP PA 8000 and PA 8200 PA-RISC CPU features. First published in HP Journal, August 1997.
|118KB||June, 1997|| High-Performance Processor Design Guided by System Costs. 10 pages. |
|49KB||June, 1997|| The PA 7300LC Microprocessor: A Highly Integrated System on a Chip. 5 Pages. |
|91KB||Feb, 1999|| PA8500: A 500 MHz 64 bit RISC CPU with 1.5Mbyte on chip Cache |
|144KB||1997?|| PA8500: A 500MHz 1.5 MByte Cache with On-Chip CPU. Jonathan Lachman and J. Michael Hill. |
|119KB||2000|| PA8700: A 900MHz 2.25MByte Cache with On Chip CPU. Jonathan Lachman and J. Michael Hill. |
|1409KB||October, 2001|| HP's PA-8800 Processor:|
Slideset from the 2001 Microprocessor Forum.
|66KB||1996|| 64-bit and Multimedia Extensions in the PA-RISC 2.0 Architecture. Ruby Lee and Jerry Huck. 10 pages. |
|171KB||February, 1996|| Design of the HP PA 7200 CPU. Kenneth K Chan, et al. 11 pages. |
|47KB||1997?|| Compiler Optimizations for the PA-8000. Anne M. Holler. 11 pages. |
OTHER USEFUL LINKS
- HP Computer Museum
- HP Support Center
- HP's Tech Library
- Details on HP-UX Hardware from the A-class to the V-class.
- Other Technical publications publicly available from Hewlett-Packard.
- [hp9000_models.html Information on HP 9000 servers and workstations (information from 1997). ]
- VME Boards & Systems Documentation: HP 743, 744, 745, and 748.
- "EISA System Architecture" published by Mindshare (pdf)
- Intel EISA Controllers (some used in older HP workstations with EISA)
- The PA-RISC/Linux boot HOWTO