Procédé de contrÔle et dispositif d'interfaçage pour disques durs et/ou CD-ROMs

PCMCIA-Schnittstellesteuerungsverfahren und Vorrichtung für Festplatten und/oder CD-ROMs

Controlling method and apparatus for supporting hard disk and/or CD-ROM drives through the PCMCIA interface

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An apparatus for controlling to support hard disk and/or CD-ROM drives through the PCMCIA interface of a notebook computer system. The apparatus comprises a PCMCIA controller 40 connected to the ISA bus 80 of said computer system for implementing PCMCIA interface functions, and an ATA controller 50 also connected to the ISA bus 80 for implementing ATA interface functions. The apparatus further comprises a multiplexer circuit 60 connected both to the PCMCIA controller 40 and the ATA controller 50 for the apparatus to perform either the PCMCIA or the ATA interface functions under control of a selection signals 70.

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