PIP8-1/2 Downloads

Please notice: The following information and drivers are valid for the PIP8-1 and PIP8-2 only. Please go to the PIP8-1x Download Area for the most recent PIP versions.
 

BIOS Upgrade

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.

Warning!
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.

Remark: The BIOS updates below do not incorporate the FastBoot functionality. The "FastBoot" BIOS for the PIP8 is avialable upon request only. Please contact for further information.

Version Remark
BIOS V 2.00 PXE Network Boot, System Information Screen, PCI IRQs configurable, Option ROM control improved.
BIOS V 1.30 Network boot as boot choice, Update of Ethernet EEPROM, IDE device overview, CPU information.
BIOS V 1.20 Network Boot implemented, CD-ROM support reworked.
BIOS V 1.11 CD-ROM detection, CardBus support and PCI Interrupt routing reworked.

 

SCSI Drivers

Operating
System
Driver Version Remark
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.

 

CAN drivers

Operating
System
Driver Version Remark
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.

 

Ethernet Driver

Operating System Driver Version Description
Windows XP/2000
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 98/ME
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 8.0.13.0 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

 

XVGA Drivers

Operating
System
Driver Version Remark
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
Linux      

Windows XP embedded Support Package

Operating System Driver Version Description
Windows XP embedded MPL_WXPESP_Rev_D.zip D Windows XP embedded Support Package

In order to be able to use this package, you will need the Windows XP embedded development tools

The Windows XP embedded Support Package (WXPESP) consists of

The demo projects are distributed as stand alone SLX Definition files. The resulting images will be around 250 MB in size and represent a fairly complete starting base for your own projects. The Packages containing drivers and hardware dependencies have been organized as a "MPL Hardware Repository" for easy inclusion into the Windows XP Embedded data base and easy upgrade in the future.

For further information about Windows XP embedded, please contact Microsoft Inc.

 
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