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Re: Is is possible to receive a cheep SubVendorID?
Dave, Dimiter and all the others,
It seems that this is a point of great interest. Even the Chairman
of the PCISIG wrote a message to the membership thing.
(Value Message from PCI-SIG Chairman - Roger Tipley)
There are some nice suggestions to get a ID, but on my point of view is
the Vendor ID a unique ID of the manufacturer of the interface IC,
and the SUBVendor ID a unique ID of the manufacturer of the board.
What some operating systems and other programs will do with this
information is a other thing.
In the message of Roger Tipley he tells us the benefits of a membership,
but I (and some of you) do not want to (and could not) use it. We only
want a 16 digits binary number to identify our products! We are willing
to pay for it, but not $2500 - $3000.
If the PCISIG doesn't change their opinion I'm going to use the Vendor
of the interface IC for the whole board - this could not be in the
interest of the PCISIG, but there is on other way.
Dimiter Popoff wrote:
> >At that point, there will be three groups of victims. All the folks
> >that used your 'home-grown' ID to spawn renegade boards; the company
> >that paid $2500 and released possibly several expensively-developed
> >boards that fail mysteriously in the field; and all the users whose
> >machines go belly-up because two other entities got in a peeing match
> >over vendor ID issues.
> as you may remember this was one of the first issues I addressed
> when I offered the idea. I would like to see the company which will
> accept $FA3C as an ID and pay $2500 for it, once it is known
> to be even considered for public use. The only counteraction
> can come from the SIG - but it is a hard choice for them, wether
> to ignore the issue or to openly declare a war against the small guys
> by 'officially' assigning this ID to someone/something else.
> >> Does the CPLD have to clock the bus?
> >No, but to be PCI 2.1 clock-compliant means following....
> Sorry, but I still do not get it what CPLD specific clock problems
> arise out of this?
> >I'm sure that other embedded designers will be interested in
> >what you are doing. I'm looking forward to seeing what you've
> >done (personally, of course 8-).
> I have my first demos scheduled already (in Europe). I am planning
> a US demo trip as well for next year, I'll let you know when
> I know more.
> Dimiter Popoff
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