2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 19, 2009 1:06 PM by Felix_M

    Question regarding US15W datasheet

    Green Belt



      I have a question regarding the US15W datasheet (Intel DOC 319537).


      In table 31, on pages 205 and 206, there is a "Config Register" mentioned multiple times. Although searching now for several hours within many documents, I can't find out where and what this "Config Register" is.


      For example, in the second row of the table mentioned above, there is the folowing sentence: "Bit 3 in Config Register determines if cycle passed through to 8042 and if SMI# generated."


      What is this Config Register, and how can we change it?


      Thank you very much for any help,




        • Re: Question regarding US15W datasheet - one finding, more questions
          Green Belt



          After further reading and comparing multiple Intel datasheets, I have found out some more:


          In the datasheet for the ICH4 (Intel DOC 290744), for example, chapter 5.16.8 has nearly (if not completely) the same contents as chapter 12.1.4 in the datasheet for the US15W (Intel DOC 319537). Obviously, the contents of this chapter have been copied-and-pasted between the datasheets for the older chipsets and the datasheets for the newer ones.


          Especially, in the ICH4 datasheet, in table 5-75 within the chapter mentioned above, the ominous "Config Register" is also referred to. But in this case, after some searching, one may find that this "Config Register" must be the USB_LEGKEY register which is described in chapter 11.1.16, page 405.


          But in the US15W datasheet, there is no such description. This leads to the following two possibilities:


          1) In the US15W datasheet, the chapter 12.1.4 (USB Legacy Operation) has been copied-and-pasted from older documents by error. If so, what is the USB legacy behaviour of the US15W, and how can we configure it?


          2) The "Config Register" description has been forgotten in the US15W datasheet. I have searched the whole PDF for any sort of substring which may be related to such a register (64WEN, SMIEN and many more), but without success. In this case, where (and when) can we read about this "Config Register"?


          Any help appreciated, information urgently needed...






            • Re: Question regarding US15W datasheet - one finding, more questions
              Felix_M BlackBelt

              Hi Peter:


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