Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD) Spec v1.02a
By Compaq / Intel / Pheonix. Published 05/31/1994. Entry added 12/29/2004.
Keywords: plug and play pnp extended system configuration data spec
« In order to support the automatic configuration of plug and play devices (e.g., PCI, Plug and Play ISA)on platforms that include a standard expansion bus (e.g., ISA, EISA), non-volatile storage is required tostore information about the system resources (i.e., IRQ, I/O port, memory window, DMA channel)used by non-plug and play devices. The Plug and Play BIOS Specification [P&PBIOS] describes twotechniques for storing this information. [...] »
Plug and Play BIOS Specification v1.0a
By Compaq / Intel / Pheonix. Published 05/05/1994. Entry added 12/29/2004.
Keywords: pnp plug and play bios spec
« This Plug and Play BIOS Specification defines new functionality to be provided in a PC compatiblesystem BIOS to fulfill the goals of Plug and Play. To achieve these goals, several new components havebeen added to the System BIOS. Two key areas that are addressed by the System BIOS are resourcemanagement and runtime configuration. »
PnP External Serial Devices Spec v1.00
By Hayes / Microsoft. Published 02/28/1995. Entry added 12/29/2004.
Keywords: pnp plug and play serial com external device spec
« This specification presents a mechanism to provide automatic configuration capability to peripheral devices thatconnect to a PC using Asynchronous Serial Data Interchange on standard serial ports, commonly known as COMports. This enables full Plug and Play for the PC system, including external serial peripherals, referred to here asCOM Devices. »
PnP Firewire Devices Spec v1.0b
By Microsoft. Published 10/17/1997. Entry added 12/29/2004.
Keywords: pnp plug and play firewire device spec
« This specification is a design reference to aid consistent implementation and ensure interoperability ofdevices compliant with IEEE 1394–1995. The intent of this specification is to simplify devicedevelopment through clarification of the requirements for devices and systems under the Microsoft®Windows NT® version 5.0 and Windows® 98 operating systems. »
PnP ISA Spec v1.0a
By Intel / Microsoft. Published 05/05/1994. Entry added 12/29/2004.
Keywords: pnp plug and play industry standard architecture isa spec
« This specification presents a mechanism to provide automatic configuration capability to Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) cards thus enabling full Plug and Play in the PC. »
PnP Parallel Port Devices Spec v1.0b
By Microsoft. Published 03/15/1996. Entry added 12/29/2004.
Keywords: pnp plug and play parallel port devices spec
« This document outlines the minimum hardware & software requirements for parallel port devices toobtain "Plug & Play" support under Chicago. "Plug & Play" (in this document) is defined as the ability toattach an I/O device to a host, and enable the host to determine that the device has been added, identify it,and either automatically install the necessary device drivers or prompt the user for a diskette containing them. »