THE IBM PERSONAL SYSTEM/2 (TM) DISPLAY ADAPTER, THE IBM PERSONAL
SYSTEM/2 DISPLAY ADAPTER 8514/A AND THE IBM PERSONAL SYSTEM/2 8514
MEMORY EXPANSION KIT

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Announcement Letter Number 187-054 dated April 2, 1987
US - Last Revised on April 2, 1987



Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability

       The IBM Personal System/2 Display Adapter (IBM Display
Adapter) provides new high content display modes together with
compatibility modes and improved performance.  It brings to the IBM
Personal Computer, IBM Personal Computer XT (TM), IBM Personal
Computer XT (TM) Model 286, IBM Personal Computer AT (R), and IBM
Personal System/2 Model 30 the same level of function as the
integrated display adapter provides for the IBM Personal System/2
Models 50, 60 and 80.
       The IBM Personal System/2 Display Adapter 8514/A (IBM Display
Adapter 8514/A) offers advanced display functions and improved
performance.  When used with the IBM Personal System/2 Color Display
8514, it offers increases in display content.  The IBM Display
Adapter 8514/A is supported by the IBM Personal System/2 Models 50,
60 and 80.  All the modes of operation of the integrated display
adapter continue to be available.  An IBM Personal System/2 8514
Memory Expansion  Kit (IBM 8514 Memory Expansion Kit) is available
for the IBM Display Adapter 8514/A, giving increased color and gray
scale support.
       These adapters support a new family of analog displays: IBM
Personal System/2 Monochrome Display 8503, IBM Personal System/2
Color Display 8512, IBM Personal System/2 Color Display 8513, and IBM
Personal System/2 Color Display 8514.
       Refer also to the following Product Announcements, dated April
2, 1987, for additional information:  187-053, 187-055, 187-056,
187-057, and 187-058.
       Purchase Price:
IBM Display Adapter                 $  595
IBM Display Adapter
 8514/A                              1,290
IBM 8514 Memory
 Expansion Kit                         270
       Planned Availability:
IBM Display Adapter                 July 1987
IBM Display Adapter 8514/A          June 1987
IBM 8514 Memory
 Expansion Kit                      June 1987
 (TM) Trademark of the International Business Machines Corporation.
 (R) Registered trademark of the International Business Machines
   Corporation.


Customer Letter Section

HIGHLIGHTS
o   IBM Personal System/2 Display Adapter (feature #4050) (1887744):
    -   New display modes
    -   Increased color and monochrome capability
    -   Support for new IBM analog displays
    -   Compatible with existing Monochrome Display/Printer Adapter
        (MPA), Color/Graphics Monitor Adapter (CGA), and Enhanced
        Graphics Adapter (EGA) modes
    -   Functional equivalence with the Video Graphics Array (VGA) in
        IBM Personal System/2 Models 50, 60 and 80.
o   IBM Personal System/2 Display Adapter 8514/A (feature #4054)
    (1887972):
    -   Hardware assist for advanced text, image and graphics
        functions
    -   New high content display modes
    -   Increased color and monochrome capability
    -   Support for new IBM analog displays
    -   MPA, CGA, EGA and VGA modes continue to be available
    -   256/256KB colors and 64/64 gray scales with IBM 8514 Memory
        Expansion Kit (feature #4081) (1887989).
DESCRIPTION
       The IBM Display Adapter is available as a feature on the IBM
Personal Computer, IBM Personal Computer XT (TM), IBM Personal
Computer XT (TM) Model 286, IBM Personal Computer AT (R) and IBM
Personal System/2 Model 30.  It supports attachment to the new IBM
Personal System/2 displays:  IBM 8503, 8513, 8512 and 8514.
       In addition to emulating and, in some cases, enhancing the
existing modes of the IBM Monochrome Display and Printer Adapter, the
IBM Color Graphics Display Adapter, and the IBM Enhanced Color
Graphics Adapter, the following new display modes are supported:
o   640 X 480 PELS (Picture Elements) in 16 colors or gray scales for
    graphics, text and image
o   720 X 400 PELS in 16 colors or gray scales for high quality text
o   320 X 200 PELS in 256 colors or 64 gray scales for image.
       The actual colors displayed are determined by a dynamically
reloadable color palette that offers a choice of up to 256 colors
selected from a palette of 256KB colors.  In a similar way, the gray
scales are chosen from a palette of 64 gray scales.
       Chart A describes the screen modes for the IBM Personal
System/2 Display Adapter.
       The IBM Display Adapter 8514/A is available as a feature on
the IBM Personal System/2 Models 50, 60 and 80.  It supports
attachment to the IBM 8503, 8513, 8512 and 8514 displays.
       The display modes available with the integrated display
adapter of the IBM Personal System/2 Models 50, 60 and 80 remain
available when the IBM Display Adapter 8514/A is installed in the
system unit.
       The IBM Display Adapter 8514/A offers:
o   1024 x 768 PELS in 16 colors or gray scales for graphics, text
    and image
o   Significantly improved performance
o   APA drawing and performance aids including BITBLT and hardware
    assist for line and area drawing
o   Enhanced text capability.
       The IBM 8514 Memory Expansion Kit is available as an optional
feature on the IBM Personal System/2 Models 50, 60 and 80.  The kit
plugs in to the IBM Display Adapter 8514/A card and increases the
number of display colors to 256 from 256KB and the number of display
gray scales to 64/64.
       Chart B shows the new display modes supported.
 (TM) Trademark of the International Business Machines Corporation.
 (R) Registered trademark of the International Business Machines
   Corporation.
ADAPTER INTERFACE
The adapter interface provided with the IBM Display Adapter 8514/A is
a programming interface that makes programming the adapter
significantly easier than programming directly to the hardware.  It
handles much of the complexity of the hardware register interface on
behalf of the programmer and provides a call interface that supports
commonly required display adapter functions in a convenient form.
       A Display Adapter 8514/A Adapter Interface Application
Developer's Tutorial is available and must be ordered separately.
The tutorial is intended to help application developers become
familiar with writing applications for the adapter interface.  It
consists of a user's guide publication and a diskette containing
utilities, demonstration material and anti-aliasing image fonts.
PUBLICATIONS
       The following publications are shipped with the adapters:
                                    PART
TITLE                               NUMBER
IBM Personal System/2
 Installation Instruction
 Supplement for the
 IBM Personal System/2
 Display Adapter                    6280106
Installation Instructions
 for the IBM Personal
 System/2 Display
 Adapter 8514/A                     6280128
Installation Instructions
 for the IBM Personal
 System/2 8514 Memory
 Expansion Kit                      6280136
       The following publications will be available from
Mechanicsburg by planned availability:
IBM DISPLAY ADAPTER:
                              ORDER               PART
TITLE                         NUMBER              NUMBER
IBM Personal System/2
 Display Adapter
 Supplement for
 Hardware Maintenance --
 Service                      S68X-2216           68X2216
IBM Personal System/2
 Display Adapter
 Supplement for
 Hardware Maintenance --
 Reference                    S68X-2238           68X2238
IBM Personal System/2
 Display Adapter
 Technical Reference
 Manual                       S68X-2251           68X2251
IBM DISPLAY ADAPTER 8514/A:
                              ORDER               PART
TITLE                         NUMBER              NUMBER
IBM Personal System/2
 Display Adapter 8514/A
 Supplement for
 Hardware Maintenance --
 Reference                    S68X-2249           68X2249
IBM Personal System/2
 Display Adapter 8514/A
 Supplement for
 Hardware Maintenance --
 Service                      S68X-2250           68X2250
IBM Personal System/2
 Display Adapter 8514/A
 Technical Reference
 Manual                       S68X-2248           68X2248
IBM Personal System/2
 Display Adapter 8514/A
 Virtual Device
 Drivers Interface
 1.20                         S68X-2280           68X2280
IBM Personal System/2
 Display Adapter 8514/A
 Adapter Interface
 Application
 Developer's Tutorial         S68X-2279           68X2279
SCHEDULE
       Planned availability of the IBM Display Adapter is July 1987.
Planned availability of the IBM Display Adapter 8514/A and IBM 8514
Memory Expansion Kit is June 1987.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
SPECIFIED OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
MACHINE REQUIREMENTS
IBM PERSONAL SYSTEM/2 DISPLAY ADAPTER:  An IBM Personal Computer, IBM
Personal Computer XT, IBM Personal Computer XT Model 286, IBM
Personal Computer AT or IBM Personal System/2 Model 30 with an
available expansion slot.
IBM PERSONAL SYSTEM/2 DISPLAY ADAPTER 8514/A:  An IBM Personal
System/2 Models 50, 60 and 80 system unit with an available expansion
slot.
PROGRAMMING REQUIREMENTS:  The IBM Display Adapter and IBM Display
Adapter 8514/A, together with an appropriate display, are supported
in a number of software environments, ranging from a low-level
hardware interface to the multiprogramming and multitasking
environment of IBM Operating System/2 (TM) Standard Edition, Version
1.1.  The range of software available enables the adapter and
displays to meet the varied requirements of the user.
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IBM OPERATING SYSTEM/2 STANDARD EDITION 1.1:  The IBM Display Adapter
and IBM Display Adapter 8514/A are supported by IBM Operating
System/2 Standard Edition, Version 1.1.
IBM DISK OPERATING SYSTEM (DOS) VERSION 3.30:  The IBM Display
Adapter is supported by IBM Disk Operating System (DOS) Version 3.30.
Applications written to run with earlier versions of DOS will run

using those modes of the IBM Display Adapter that emulate the IBM
Monochrome Display and Printer Adapter, the IBM Color Graphics
Display Adapter and the IBM Enhanced Color Graphics Adapter.
       The IBM Display Adapter 8514/A requires IBM Disk Operating
System (DOS) Version 3.30, or higher.
GDDM-PCLK:  GDDM-PCLK supports the IBM Display Adapter and IBM
Display Adapter 8514/A, providing the user with access to the
extensive range of applications that run with the IBM Graphical Data
Display Manager (GDDM).  GDDM-PCLK runs under IBM Personal Computer
DOS 2.1 and later versions.  Refer to Programming Announcement
287-107, dated April 2, 1987, for additional information on
GDDM-PCLK.
COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT:  The IBM Display Adapter is supported by IBM
PC 3270 Emulation Program-Entry Level, Version 1.2, IBM Personal
Computer 3270 Emulation, Version 3.00, IBM Personal Computer Local
Area Network Program, Version 1.20, APPC/PC 1.11 and IBM 3270
Workstation, Version 1.0.  These applications run in CGA/EGA
emulation mode to support 1920 character alphanumeric screens on the
IBM Display Adapter.  These applications run with IBM Disk Operating
System (DOS) Version 3.30.
       The IBM Display Adapter 8514/A is supported by IBM 3270
Workstation, Versions 1.0 and 1.1, with alphanumeric screen sizes
equivalent to 3270 Models 3, 4 and 5.
VDI DRIVERS:  Virtual Device Interface (VDI) drivers will be
available to allow applications written to the IBM Personal Computer
Graphics Development Toolkit to run with the IBM Display Adapter and
IBM Display Adapter 8514/A.
       The IBM Display Adapter has VDI drivers to support the IBM
Personal Computer Graphics Development Toolkit, Version 1.20 (IBM
Personal Computer DOS) and IBM Operating System/2 Graphics
Development Toolkit.  The VDI drivers are included with the Graphics
Development Toolkits.  Refer to Programming Announcement 287-106,
dated April 2, 1987, for details.
       For the IBM Display Adapter 8514/A, the drivers are written to
the adapter interface and will support the following modes:
o   640 x 480 -- 256 colors
o   640 x 480 -- 16 colors
o   1024 x 768 -- 256 colors
o   1024 x 768 -- 16 colors
       The drivers will allow VDI applications to take advantage of
the new functions available in the adapter, such as improved
performance, 256 colors and high content.  The IBM Display Adapter
8514/A VDI drivers for the IBM Personal Computer Graphics Development
Toolkit Version 1.20 are available and need to be ordered separately.
They are packaged in a correspondence folder that contains the
drivers on a diskette and a booklet with description.  The IBM
Display Adapter 8514/A VDI drivers for the IBM Operating System/2
Graphics Development Toolkit are included in the IBM Operating
System/2 Graphics Development Toolkit.  Refer to Programming
Announcement 287-106, dated April 2, 1987, for additional
information.
COMPATIBILITY:  The IBM Display Adapter emulates the IBM Monochrome
Display and Printer Adapter, the IBM Color/Graphics Monitor Adapter
and the IBM Enhanced Graphics Adapter modes and enables applications
written at the BIOS level to be run.  Most applications written to
the hardware of these adapters will also run, but will require
testing due to different hardware register implementation.  The IBM
Display Adapter does not emulate the Professional Graphics
Controller.
       The IBM Display Adapter is functionally equivalent to the
integrated display adapter in the IBM Personal System/2 Models 50, 60
and 80.  Most applications written to the new display modes of the
integral display adapter of these products will also run, but must be
tested to ensure compatibility.  Selected applications that use both
color and monochrome modes, or that use the vertical re-trace
interrupt feature, may require change.
       The IBM Display Adapter 8514/A co-exists with the integrated
display adapter in the IBM Personal System/2 Models 50, 60 and 80.
Applications that run using the integrated display adapter will
continue to run when IBM Display Adapter 8514/A is installed.  In
order to use the advanced function modes of the IBM Display Adapter
8514/A, applications must be written to either the adapter interface
or an application programming interface such as the VDI, that uses
the adapter interface.  Most VDI applications will run on IBM Display
Adapter 8514/A using the IBM Display Adapter 8514/A VDI driver
without change.  Software applications written for the Professional
Graphics Controller that use the IBM Personal Computer Graphics
Development Toolkit will be compatible with the IBM Display Adapter
8514/A.
LIMITATIONS:  The IBM Display Adapter installed in an IBM Personal
Computer, IBM Personal Computer XT, IBM Personal Computer XT Model
286, IBM Personal Computer AT can coexist with a Monochrome
Display/Printer Adapter (MPA) or a Color/Graphics Monitor Adapter
(CGA), but not an Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA).  Concurrent modes
of operation are restricted to:
o   IBM Display Adapter running color modes while MPA is in
    monochrome mode
o   IBM Display Adapter running monochrome modes while CGA is in
    color mode.
       With the IBM Display Adapter installed in an IBM Personal
System/2 Model 30, two displays can be used alternately if supported
by the application program.
       With the IBM Display Adapter 8514/A dual screen
configurations, a second screen may be attached to the integrated
display adapter on the system unit.  The second screen displays the
output of the integrated display adapter.  The primary screen
(attached to the IBM Display Adapter 8514/A) displays either the
output from the integrated display adapter or the advanced function
output of the IBM Display Adapter 8514/A, depending on whether
advanced function mode has been set on the IBM Display Adapter
8514/A.
       The IBM 5151 Monochrome Display, the IBM 5153 Color Display,
the IBM 5154 Enhanced Color Display, and the IBM 5175 Professional
Graphics Display cannot be attached to the IBM Display Adapter or IBM
Display Adapter 8514/A.
PLANNING INFORMATION
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES:  The customer is responsible for:
o   Unpacking and the placement of the adapters.
o   Connection of the signal cable.
o   Performing Customer Level Diagnostics.
o   Establishing the software compatibility of his software with the
    adapter unless specifically stated as compatible by IBM.
o   If the warranty of the feature extends beyond the warranty of the
    host system unit, the customer may be required to provide proof
    of purchase to obtain warranty service.
INSTALLABILITY:  The IBM Display Adapter, the IBM Display Adapter
8514/A, and the IBM 8514 Memory Expansion Kit are customer setup.
Setup instructions are shipped with the adapter.
PROBLEM DETERMINATION:  It is the customer's responsibility to
isolate any problem to the failing element using Customer Problem
Determination Procedures and Customer Diagnostic Diskettes.  The
failing adapter in a system unit can be replaced or repaired under
existing warranty provisions.
PACKAGING:  The IBM Display Adapter is packaged in a carton which
contains, in addition to the hardware, the IBM Personal System/2
Installation Instruction Supplement for the IBM Personal System/2
Display Adapter (6280106) (includes also a Customer Diagnostic
Diskette).
       The IBM Personal System/2 Display Adapter 8514/A is packaged
in a carton that contains, in addition to the hardware, Installation
Instructions for the IBM Personal System/2 Display Adapter 8514/A
(6280128) (includes also Customer Diagnostic Diskette and Adapter
Interface Diskette).
SECURITY, AUDITABILITY, AND CONTROL
       The IBM Display Adapter and the IBM Display Adapter 8514/A
utilize the security and auditability features of the system to which
they are installed.
       User management is responsible for evaluation, selection, and
implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and
appropriate controls in application systems and communications
facilities.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
WARRANTY PERIOD:  One year
CUSTOMER SETUP:  Yes.
       All other terms and conditions are the same as those
applicable to the IBM machine in which the feature is installed.
CHARGES
                                 FEATURE     PART       PURCHASE
DESCRIPTION                      NUMBER      NUMBER     PRICE
IBM Personal
 System/2
 Display Adapter                 4050        1887744    $  595
IBM Personal
 System/2
 Display Adapter
 8514/A                          4054        1887972     1,290
IBM Personal
 System/2
 8514 Memory
 Expansion Kit                   4081        1887989       270
                                                        SINGLE
                                 ORDER       PART       COPY
PUBLICATION                      NUMBER      NUMBER     PRICE
IBM Personal
 System/2
 Display Adapter
 Supplement for
 Hardware
 Maintenance --
 Service                         S68X-2216   68X2216       $30
IBM Personal
 System/2
 Display Adapter
 Supplement for
 Hardware
 Maintenance --
 Reference                       S68X-2238   68X2238         6
IBM Personal
 System/2
 Display Adapter
 8514A Technical
 Reference Manual                S68X-2251   68X2251        10
IBM Personal
 System/2
 Display Adapter
 8514/A Supplement
 for Hardware
 Maintenance --
 Reference                       S68X-2249   68X2249         6
IBM Personal
 System/2
 Display Adapter
 8514/A Supplement
 for Hardware
 Maintenance --
 Service                         S68X-2250   68X2250         6
IBM Personal
 System/2
 Display Adapter
 8514/A Technical
 Reference
 Manual                          S68X-2248   68X2248        10
Display Adapter
 8514/A 1.20 VDI
 Drivers                         S68X-2280   68X2280        30
Display Adapter
 8514/A Adapter
 Interface
 Application
 Developer's
 Tutorial                        S68X-2279   68X2279        25

CHART A
DISPLAY SCREEN MODES FOR THE IBM PERSONAL SYSTEM/2 DISPLAY ADAPTER
                     CHAR         CHAR                 PICTURE
TYPE     COLORS      X LINES      BOX        PAGES     ELEMENTS
A/N      16/256KB    40x25        8x8          8       320x200
A/N      16/256KB    80x25        8x8          8       640x200
A/N      16/256KB    40x25        8x14         8       320x350
A/N      16/256KB    80x25        8x14         8       640x350
A/N      16/256KB    40x25        9x16         8       360x400
A/N      16/256KB    80x25        9x16         8       720x400
APA      4/256KB     40x25        8x8          1       320x200
APA      2/256KB     80x25        8x8          1       640x200
A/N      MONO        80x25        9x14         8       720x350
A/N      MONO        80x25        9x16         8       720x400
APA      16/256KB    40x25        8x8          8       320x200
APA      16/256KB    80x25        8x8          4       640x200
APA      4/256KB     80x25        8x14         2       640x350
APA      16/256KB    80x25        8x14         2       640x350
APA      2/256KB     80x30        8x16         2       640x480
APA      16/256KB    80x30        8x16         1       640x480
APA      256/256KB   40x25        8x8          1       320x200
       A/N = Alphanumerics; APA = All Points Addressable
CHART B
DISPLAY MODES SUPPORTED BY THE IBM PERSONAL SYSTEM/2 DISPLAY ADAPTER
8514/A
                             CHAR     CHAR          PICTURE
TYPE   COLORS      SCALES    X LINES  BOX    PAGES  ELEMENTS DISPLAYS
APA    *16/256KB   *16/64    80x34    8x14     2    640x480  All
APA    *16/256KB   *16/64    85x38    12x20    1    1024x768 8514
APA    *16/256KB   *16/64    146x51   7x15     1    1024x768 8514
*  256/256KB and 64/64 gray scales when IBM Personal System/2 8514
   Memory Expansion Kit is installed.

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