BIOS upgrades are available as Windows executable program files. Running the downloaded
.exe file on a Windows PC, allows you to create a bootable floppy containing a minimal
FreeDOS installation, the BIOS image, and all tools
required to update the BIOS. Booting this floppy on the MPL SBC will update the existing BIOS
after the normal "Are you sure?" questions. Additionally, the BIOS update floppy allows you
to backup the existing BIOS in case you want to revert the upgrade. Please refer to the
BIOS user manual for more information.
Please update the BIOS only if you are experiencing problems and you are sure that the new BIOS revision will solve it. Careless updating may result to more problems. If you are not sure about the implications, please contact MPL AG.
|BIOS V 4.14||Various internal changes.|
|BIOS V 4.10||Network Boot implemented, CD-ROM support reworked.|
Please contact for custom BIOS upgrades.
|MS-DOS||dos.exe (384 KB)||ASPI8XX 4.10.00 - 06/26/2000||DOS/Windows drivers for 53C8xx family I/O processors and host adapters. These drivers support DOS 5.0 and later versions.|
|Windows NT||nt.exe (67 KB)||FLINT - 4.15.00 - 07/26/00||Windows NT driver for 53C8xx family I/O processors and host adapters in Intel x86-based platforms. Supports Windows NT 4.0 operating system.|
|Windows 9x||win9598.exe (52 KB)||FLINT - 4.15.00 - 07/26/00||Windows 95/98 driver for 53C8xx family I/O processors and host adapters in Intel x86-based platforms. Supports Windows 95/98 upgrade, Windows 95 version A, Windows 95 version B (OSR2) and Windows 98 operating systems.|
|WindowsXP||At this time, the bundled driver in the WindowsXP installation CD-ROM (SYMC810.SYS V4.00.01) is the only released driver for this device.|
|Windows 2000||At this time, the bundled driver in the Windows 2000 installation CD-ROM (SYMC810.SYS) is the only released driver for this device.|
|Linux||The usage of the SYM53C8XX driver is recommended. This driver is part of the official kernel distribution. The NCR53C8XX driver can be used alternatively. Additionally, the 53C78XX driver would support the chip as well, but this driver is no longer actively maintained and its usage is discouraged.|
Please contact for drivers for these revisions.
|DOS||dos_can.zip||1.0||CAN driver for MS-DOS with related documentation. Copyright © 1997-2001 MPL AG Switzerland.|
|Win 9x||pip5canw9x.zip||1.0||CAN driver for Windows9x with related documentation. Copyright © 1997-2005 MPL AG Switzerland|
|Linux||OCERA LinCAN driver||The LinCAN is an implementation of the Linux device driver supporting
more CAN controller chips and many CAN interface boards. The driver
roots can be traced to LDDK project. The OCERA version of the LinCAN
driver adds new features, continuous enhancements and reimplementation
of structure of the driver.
The LinCAN driver V0.3.2 has been tested successfuly by MPL AG for the PIP6,PIP7 and PIP8.
Windows NT 4.0
|e100ndis4.exe||1.00.00.0001||NDIS4 Driver for Intel 8255xER|
|Windows CE .NET||e100ce.exe||Driver for Intel 8255xER|
|Windows XP Embedded||e100exp.exe||18.104.22.168||Driver for Intel 8255xER|
|DOS||e100bDOS.exe||4.11||NDIS2 Driver for 8255xER|
Intel 82559ER Ethernet Drivers for other operating systems and additional tools and utilities for the Intel 82559ER Ethernet Controller can be found on the developer support site of Intel Inc. at http://developer.intel.com/design/network/drivers/index.htm
The PIP5 Revision A to D uses a NE2000 compatible network controller. Any NE2000 (NE2K) driver will do. To be able to configure the chip, a LAN Configuration Utility is available.
|Windows XP||WXPv251c.zip (421 KB)||2.5.0|
|Windows 2000||W2Kv251c.zip (421 KB)||2.5.0|
|Windows NT 4.0||NT4v250.zip (436 KB)||2.5.0|
|Windows98||w98600.exe (933 KB)||6.0.0|
|w98608p.exe (295 KB)||6.0.8||Portrait Mode|
|Windows95||w95500.exe (929 KB)||5.0.0|
|w95244p.exe (230 KB)||2.4.4||Portrait Mode|
|Windows NT 3.51||nt351.exe (139 KB)|
|Windows NT 4.0||nt40.exe (140 KB)|
|Windows95||win95.exe (72 KB)|
|Linux||Use the VGA Framebuffer device|
Newer operating systems include support for the OPTi 92C178 SVGA controller used in the PIP5 Revision A to D.