Technical Documentation

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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

File:Zx1-mio.pdf zx1-mio.pdf

2500k April 17, 2003 zx1 Memory and I/O controllers ERS (Edited) aka "Pluto"

File:Zx1-ioa-mercury ers.pdf zx1-ioa-mercury ers.pdf

633k April 18, 2003 zx1 Mercury ERS (Edited)

File:Astro astro

39k Feb 17, 2000 Astro Overview (IOMMU/Mem Controller)

File:Astro astro

1522k Feb 17, 2000 Astro Error Handling

File:Astro astro

2393k Feb 17, 2000 Astro R2I Operation/Registers

File:Astro astro

338k Feb 17, 2000 Astro Register Map

File:Astro astro

2038k Feb 17, 2000 Astro Runway Interface

File:Astro astro

128k Feb 17, 2000 Memory Map of an Astro based system

File:Elroy elroy

4707k Feb 17, 2000 Elroy PCI Controller ERS (Edited)
(eg in A500/C3000)

File:Dino dino, File:Dino 3 1 Errata.html Dino 3 1 Errata.html

5794k, 7k June 3, 1999 DINO PCI bus controller
(eg in A180/B180/C360)

File:PCXL ers.pdf PCXL ers.pdf, File:PCXL PCXL

401k, 462k July 20, 1999 PA-RISC 1.1 7100 PCXL CPU ERS

File:Pcxl2 ers.pdf pcxl2 ers.pdf, File:Pcxl2 pcxl2

716k, 4127k July 20, 1999 PA RISC 1.1 7300 PCXL2 CPU ERS

File:Lasi lasi

4344k June 3, 1999 LASI Core IO Device ERS
(eg in 712/715/725/A180/B180/C360)

File:Hardball ers.pdf hardball ers.pdf

4235k November 2001 Hardball ERS - 735/755 (Outfield, Cutoff, etc.)

File:PC87415.pdf PC87415.pdf

381k Aug 1996 National Semiconductor PC87415 Dual Channel IDE controller Data Sheet. (integrated in PC87560UBD SuckyIO "Legacy IO Controller")

[[File:WAX_ERS_V1.0_Redacted.pdf WAX_ERS pdf (Redacted)]

12MB October 2007 WAX ERS - GSC to EISA adapter

PA-RISC 1.1 Architecture Specifications

File:Pa11 acd.pdf

1.4M Feb 1994

PA-RISC 1.1 Architecture and Instruction Set Reference Manual

File:Ver nums.pdf

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)

PA-RISC 2.0 Architecture Specifications

File:Parisc2.0.pdf parisc2.0.pdf

2.3M 1995

PA-RISC 2.0 Instruction Set Architecture

File:Pa64rt.pdf pa64rt.pdf

127k 1997 64-Bit Runtime Architecture for PA-RISC 2.0

File:Unwind.pdf unwind.pdf

138k Sep 16,1997 UNWIND PA64 Functional Specification.

File:Rad 11 0 32.pdf rad 11 0 32.pdf

575k 1997 HPUX 11.0 32-bit Runtime Environment. Only covers PA2.0.

File:Pdc20-v0.36-ChC-datafmt.pdf pdc20-v0.36-ChC-datafmt.pdf

32k March 1999 PA-RISC 2.0 Firmware Architecture Reference:
Memory Data Formats.


312k June 1998 HP Assembler Reference Manual

File:Pdc20-v1.1-Ch3-pdce.pdf pdc20-v1.1-Ch3-pdce.pdf

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 v1.0]) (older [[File:pdc20-v0.36-Ch1-entry.pdf v0.36])

File:Pdc20-v1.1-Ch4-pdc.pdf pdc20-v1.1-Ch4-pdc.pdf

356k July 2004

PA-RISC 2.0 Firmware Architecture Reference Specification:
Processor Dependent Code (PDC) Procedures (Chapter 4) (older [[File:pdc20-v1.0-Ch4-procs.pdf v1.0]) (older [[File:pdc20-v0.36-Ch2-procs.pdf v0.36])

File:Pdc20-v1.1-Ch5-iodc.pdf pdc20-v1.1-Ch5-iodc.pdf

304k July 2004 PA-RISC 2.0 Firmware Architecture Reference Specification: IODC (Chapter 5)

File:Pdc20-v1.1-Ch6-os interface.pdf pdc20-v1.1-Ch6-os interface.pdf

48k July 2004 PA-RISC 2.0 Firmware Architecture Reference Specification:
Operating System Interface (Chapter 6)

HP 9000 User/Owner Guides

File:980723.pdf 980723.pdf

9259k May 9, 1999 HP-UX Workstation HCL (Hardware Compatibility List):
This explains the features of released hardware.

File:980723ng.pdf 980723ng.pdf

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).

File:712 service-handbook.pdf 712 service-handbook.pdf

4637k July 11, 2003 HP 9000/712 Service Handbook

File:712 technical manual.pdf 712 technical manual.pdf

3825k July 11, 2003 HP 9000/712 Technical Manual

File:715 service-handbook.pdf 715 service-handbook.pdf

5225K August, 1995 HP 9000/715 Service Handbook 4th Ed.

File:720-730 owners-guide.pdf 720-730 owners-guide.pdf

1830k July 11, 2003 HP 9000/720 and 730 Owner's Guide

File:735 service.pdf 735 service.pdf

7408k July 11, 2003 Overview of A180 features:
HP 9000/735 Service Handbook

File:750 owners-guide.pdf 750 owners-guide.pdf

2150k July 11, 2003 HP 9000/750 Owner's Guide

File:A180.pdf a180.pdf

64k May 9, 1999 Overview of A180[C] features:
This provides the first docs on the A180 internals.

File:A180-user.pdf a180-user.pdf

935k July 11, 2003 A180[C] User Manual

File:B1xx-owners.pdf b1xx-owners.pdf

1549k July 11, 2003 B-Class (B1xxL) Owner's Guide

File:B1xx-service.pdf b1xx-service.pdf

1029k July 11, 2003 B-Class (B1xxL) Service Manual

File:C100 110-owners.pdf c100 110-owners.pdf

1716k July 11, 2003 C100/C110 Owner's Guide

File:C160 thru c360-owners.pdf c160 thru c360-owners.pdf

1495k July 11, 2003 C160/C180/C200/C240/C360 Owner's Guide

File:C160l owners.pdf c160l owners.pdf

1760k July 11, 2003 C160L Owner's Guide

File:Cxxx-service.pdf cxxx-service.pdf

1715k July 11, 2003 C-Class (Cxxx[L]) Service Manual

File:E-class hpjournal.pdf e-class hpjournal.pdf

104k July 11, 2003 E-Class (Ex5) HP Journal Article

File:J280 owners.pdf j280 owners.pdf

6442k July 11, 2003 J280 Owner's Guide

PA-RISC Papers and Presentations

File:PA-8700wp.pdf PA-8700wp.pdf

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.

File:PA PerfGuide vs2.pdf PA PerfGuide vs2.pdf

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.

File:Pa7300lc config.pdf pa7300lc config.pdf

11KB June, 1997 Configurability of the PA 7300LC. One page summary of config options for PA7300LC system designers.

File:Four way superscalar.pdf four way superscalar.pdf

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.

File:Pa7300lc design.pdf pa7300lc design.pdf

118KB June, 1997 High-Performance Processor Design Guided by System Costs. 10 pages.

File:Pa7300lc on chip.pdf pa7300lc on chip.pdf

49KB June, 1997 The PA 7300LC Microprocessor: A Highly Integrated System on a Chip. 5 Pages.

File:Isscc.8500.pdf isscc.8500.pdf

91KB Feb, 1999 PA8500: A 500 MHz 64 bit RISC CPU with 1.5Mbyte on chip Cache

File:Isscc cache talk.pdf isscc cache talk.pdf

144KB 1997? PA8500: A 500MHz 1.5 MByte Cache with On-Chip CPU. Jonathan Lachman and J. Michael Hill.

File:Isscc cache talk 2.pdf isscc cache talk 2.pdf

119KB 2000 PA8700: A 900MHz 2.25MByte Cache with On Chip CPU. Jonathan Lachman and J. Michael Hill.

File:Mako mpf 2001.pdf mako mpf 2001.pdf

1409KB October, 2001 HP's PA-8800 Processor:
Slideset from the 2001 Microprocessor Forum.

File:Pa2c96.pdf pa2c96.pdf

66KB 1996 64-bit and Multimedia Extensions in the PA-RISC 2.0 Architecture. Ruby Lee and Jerry Huck. 10 pages.

File:Pa7200 design.pdf pa7200 design.pdf

171KB February, 1996 Design of the HP PA 7200 CPU. Kenneth K Chan, et al. 11 pages.

File:Pa8000-compiler opt.pdf pa8000-compiler opt.pdf

47KB 1997? Compiler Optimizations for the PA-8000. Anne M. Holler. 11 pages.


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