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10. Where to Go for More Information

The Linux Kernel Hackers' Guide, written by Michael Johnson, is a good source of general information about writing Linux device drivers. It is available from the usual Linux FTP sites, and is included in many compilations of Linux documentation.

The PC Card standard is only available from the PCMCIA association itself, and is somewhat expensive for non-members. The PCMCIA association is at, or:

Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
1030 East Duane Avenue, Suite G
Sunnyvale, CA 94086 USA
(408) 720-0107, (408) 720-9416 FAX, (408) 720-9388 BBS

An alternative is the PCMCIA Developer's Guide, by Michael Mori, ISBN 0-9640342-1-2, available from Sycard Technology, at or:

Sycard Technology
1180-F Miraloma Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94086 USA
(408) 749-0130, (408) 749-1323 FAX

The PCMCIA Software Developer's Handbook by Steven Kipisz, Dana Beatty, and Brian Moore includes an overview of the PC Card standard, and descriptions of how to write client drivers. It also includes the Linux PCMCIA Programmer's Guide, as an appendix. It is published by Peer-to-Peer Communications, ISBN 1-57398-010-2.

Larry Levine has written a more general introduction to PCMCIA called the PCMCIA Primer. It is published by M & T Books, ISBN 1-55828-437-0.

Programming information for various PC Card host controllers is available from the corresponding chip vendors. Generally, data sheets are either available on line or can be ordered from each company's web site. A collection of datasheets can be found at

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