PCI Express System Architecture
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FireWire System Architecture (2nd Edition)
HyperTransport 3.1 Interconnect Technology
HyperTransport System Architecture
InfiniBand Network Architecture
ISA System Architecture (3rd Edition)
PCI Express System Architecture
PCI Express Technology 3.0
PCI System Architecture (4th Edition)
PCI-X System Architecture
SAS Storage Architecture
SATA Storage Technology
The Unabridged Pentium 4
Universal Serial Bus System Architecture
USB 3.0 Technology
x86 Instruction Set Architecture

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Heaven's Favorite - Book One Ascent: The Rise of Chinggis Khan
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PCI Express System Architecture

Author(s): Ravi Budruk, Don Anderson, Tom Shanley
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Pages: 1056
Retail Price: $86.99

This book does NOT cover PCIe 2.x or 3.0.
If you want MindShare's new PCIe book covering 1.x, 2.x and 3.0, click here.

“The MindShare PCI Express System Architecture book is expertly aimed at increasing engineer’s knowledge of the PCIe specification, leading to increased productivity and time to market.”

—David Churchill, Agilent VP and GM, Network and Digital Solutions Business Unit Electronic Measurements Group

MindShare's PCI Express System Architecture book gives an in-depth description and comprehensive reference to the PCI Express standard. The book contains information needed for design, verification, and test, as well as background information essential for writing low-level BIOS and device drivers. In addition, it offers valuable insight into the technology's development and cutting-edge features.

Following an overview of the PCI Express architecture, the book moves on to cover transaction protocols, the physical/electrical layer, power management, configuration, and more.

Key Topics:

  • Split transaction protocol
  • Packet format and definition, including use of each field
  • ACK/NAK protocol
  • Traffic Class and Virtual Channel applications and use
  • Flow control initialization and operation
  • Error checking mechanisms and reporting options
  • Switch design issues
  • Advanced Power Management mechanisms and use
  • Active State Link power management
  • Hot Plug design and operation
  • Message transactions
  • Physical layer functions
  • Electrical signaling characteristics and issues
  • PCI Express enumeration procedures
  • Configuration register definitions
  • Thoughtfully organized, featuring many illustrations and examples, and comprehensive in scope, PCI Express System Architecture is an essential resource for anyone working with this important technology.

    MindShare's System Architecture Series is a crisply written and comprehensive set of guides to the most important computer hardware standards. Books in the series are intended for use by hardware and software designers, programmers, and support personnel.

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    About the Authors

    Ravi Budruk is a senior staff engineer and instructor with MindShare, Inc., where he has trained hundreds of engineers. He is an industry expert on such topics as Intel Processor and PC architecture, as well as such bus architectures as PCI Express, PCI, PCI-X, HyperTransport, IEEE 1394, and ISA. Before working at MindShare, Mr. Budruk was a PC chipset architect and designer at VLSI Technology, Inc.

    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.

    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.