Options and Features

Award ACPI

The Award ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) provides ASL (ACPI Source Language) code for power management and device configuration capabilities as defined in the ACPI specification, developed by Microsoft, Intel and Toshiba. Award ACPI provides support for the minimum features required for Microsoft Windows logo certification.

AwardBIOS USB Floppy Boot

The AwardBIOS USB Floppy Boot provides enumeration and configuration of an USB floppy during POST that enables the ability to boot to DOS from an USB floppy drive that is connected to a system either directly or through a hub(s). Additionally USB floppy support enables the use of an USB floppy drive while in a DOS environment.


UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is part of an industry initiative to define next generation computing platforms and ensure an efficient interface between a device’s operating system and the platform firmware. AwardBIOS is an advanced core system firmware available today to support UEFI 2.X while also supporting legacy BIOS implementations and drivers.


Award Phlash Utility

The Award Phlash Utility  is a series of software capabilities that permits a user (end user or manufacturer), to activate the reprogramming capability of a flash device. The primary Award flash program allows the user to store or recover an existing BIOS, and execute various update functions under DOS. Additional components permit the utility to be adapted to work with different flash devices and platforms. Source code is not available for the Award Flash utility. A program license includes a single set of documentation, as available, with the initial product delivery.


Award CBROM is the AwardBIOS ROM combination utility that allows the combining of third-party firmware and other ROM-resident files with the AwardBIOS in a flash memory chip.

Award ModBin Annual Usage

The Award ModBin is a menu driven executable program that allows users to customize the features in the AwardBIOS for IBM compatible personal computers.