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Technical Brief

Q4 2007
December 2007 Public Classes at Silicon Valley, CA


December 4-6

MindShare is offering a 3-day open-enrollment PC Virtualization class December 4-6, 2007, in San Jose, CA.

The course covers all aspects of PC Virtualization, from the software techniques used, to the hardware enhancements that complement the software techniques. Processor enhancements from both Intel (Intel VT or Vanderpool) and AMD (AMD-V) are examined, along with device I/O Virtualization. Interrupt virtualization, security features, new hardware assists, memory handling are all covered in detail.

PC Virtualization course is appropriate for hardware and software engineers. More Information.

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Seats are still available!!


December 3-6

MindShare is offering a 4-day open-enrollment PCI Express 2.0 System Architecture class December 3-6, 2007, in Santa Clara, CA. This event is co-sponsored by Agilent Technologies and will be held at their facility.

MindShare’s PCI Express course provides a detailed and comprehensive understanding of the PCI Express 2.0 technology. The spec is covered from a hardware design perspective, as well as the software requirements of PCI Express implementations.

PCI Express 2.0 System Architecture is beneficial to hardware and software engineers, as well as technical support personnel. More Information.

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Seats are still available!!

2008 Public Classes Schedule Available

MindShare's 2008 calendar of open-enrollment classes is now available for student registration. To register for any of the following courses, Click Here:

  • PCI Express 2.0

  • PC Virtualization

  • DDR2/DDR3 DRAM Technology

  • AMD Opteron Processor

  • USB 2.0

  • SAS

  • SATA

Technical Resource Center

PCI Express® Technical Article

Testing and Validating PCI Express Designs

By Gordon Getty, Agilent Technologies

MindShare to offer E-Learning Courses in 2008

MindShare is adding E-Learning solutions to its repertoire of offerings in 2008, saving customers both time and money. These offerings include:

  • Synchronous e-learning for all courses delivered via web-based virtual classroom

  • Asynchronous e-learning modules on a variety of subjects.

MindShare will continue to offer its traditional ILT (Instructor Led Training) live at corporate sites and at public forums.

Contact us at 1-602-617-1123 for additional details.

eBooks from MindShare Press

MindShare's latest technical books are now available in eBook form. These eBooks feature color illustrations, are searchable, cost less than the hardcopy version, and are an invaluable asset when needing quick answers to technical questions.

MindShare's eBooks and hardcopy books are available at
MindShare Store
MindShare Press Looking for Authors

If you are an author seeking to publish a book on a topic that is new to the industry or if you are interested in writing a new book on a tried and true subject, publishing with MindShare Press can be a rewarding and profitable experience. As an author working with MindShare Press, you gain access to a large market with your book available for sale through the leading retail and wholesale channels. If you have an idea, we are anxious to hear from you. Email: maryanne@mindshare.com

Updated !! AMD OpteronTM Processor Class Coming Soon!! PC BIOS Firmware Class

MindShare now offers and updated version of the Opteron Processor Architecture Course. The revised class covers the latest family of Greyhound processors from AMD including the Barcelona processor. The updated core microarchitecture and redesigned Northbridge, including the memory controller and HyperTransport 3.0, are discussed in detail in this 4-day comprehensive course. 


For more details, please go to the full class description.

MindShare will soon add a 4-day detailed technology course called PC BIOS Firmware Architecture. The course covers all aspects of the discipline from a hardware motherboard logic perspective that anticipates the software requirements of PC system products, and provides in-depth information, examples, and practical guidance. 


For more information about this new, comprehensive class, please go to the full class description.

Updated!! PC Virtualization Class

Updated!! DRAM Technology Class
MindShare’s PC virtualization class has been updated to a 4-day class that covers the state of the art in the PC industry, explores both Intel and AMD implementations, and provides detail on topics such as I/O virtualization and security issues. 

For more information, please go to the full class description.

Starting Q1, 2008, MindShare’s 2-day DRAM Technology class has been updated to include DDR3 DRAM technology. Also included are discussions on Intel and AMD DRAM controller implementations.

For more information, please go to the full class description.

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