"A must-have PC architecture reference set."
- PC Magazine's 'Read Only' Column
MindShare's PCI System Architecture is a detailed and comprehensive guide to the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Bus Specification. Intel’s technology for fast communication between peripheral devices and the computer processor.
This new edition has been thoroughly updated, reorganized, and expanded to cover the PCI Local Bus Specification version 2.2 and other recent developments, including the new PCI Hot-Plug Specification, changes to the PCI-to-PCI Bridge Architecture Specification, revisions to the PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification, and the new features of the PCI BIOS Specification.
This book provides clear and concise explanations of the relationship of PCI to the rest of the system and PCI fundamentals, including commands, read and write transfers, memory and I/O addressing, error handling, interrupts, and configuration transactions and registers.
- Hot-Plug Specification
- Power management
- The 64-bit PCI Extension
- 66 MHz PCI Implementation
- Expansion ROMs
- PCI-to-PCI Bridge and the PCI BIOS
- Add-in cards and connectors
- Bus arbitration
- Reduced-wave switching
- Early transaction end
- Fast back-to-back and stepping
Changes from PCI 2.1 to PCI 2.2 and changes from PCI-to-PCI Bridge Specification 1.0 to 1.1 are visibly highlighted throughout the book so that those familiar with the previous versions can quickly get a handle on new features and functions.
Anyone who designs or tests hardware or software involving the PCI bus will find PCI System Architecture, Fourth Edition a valuable resource for understanding and working with this important technology.
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About the Authors
Tom Shanley, president of MindShare, Inc., is one of the world's foremost authorities on computer system architecture. In the course of his career, he has trained thousands of engineers in hardware and software design.
Don Anderson has 29 year's combined development experience in analog and digital electronics and the computer industry, working for companies such as Hewlett Packard, Schlumberger, and Compaq. Since joining MindShare in 1991, he has authored and co-authored 12 books on PC Architecture and has taught over 500 courses.