To: None <>
From: Christoph Badura <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/08/1994 15:25:00
Randy Terbush writes:
>You might also want to consider the TNIC-1500 that is available through
>South Coast Computing. (I don't have contact information on this machine)
>This is an ISA solution that is a Lance based card that uses DMA (if I
>remember the specifics correctly). It has been benchmarked slightly faster
>on reads than the 3c509, on BSDI. There are drivers available from the
>supplier last I heard. It may also work with our new Lance drivers?

The TNIC-1500 is based on an enhanced version of the Lance chip.  The
enhancement is that the card does _busmaster_ DMA.  Apparently the
card works well with a 1542 busmaster but doesn't work equally well
with a second TNIC as busmaster--there's some performance loss.

I don't expect it to work with a normal Lance driver as the card as no
local RAM to buffer packets.

Steve Nuchia <> has been very helpfull in
answering questions.  I believe he also mentioned NetBSD drivers a
year ago or so.
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