PCI System Architecture, Fourth Edition (4th ed.)

by Tom Shanley, Don Anderson,

Series: PC System Architecture Series

Now in its fourth edition, PCI System Architecture provides a detailed review of the PCI Rev 2.2 spec in an easy to understand manner. It also covers the following specs: 1.1 PCI-to-PCI Bridge Specification, 2.1 PCI BIOS Specification, 1.1 PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification, and 1.0 PCI Hot-Plug Specification.

Key Topics include:

  • PCI Commands
  • PCI Transfers
  • Bus Arbitration
  • Error Detection and Handling
  • Add-in Cards and Connectors
  • Device Configuration
  • PCI-to-PCI Bridges
  • PCI Cache Support
  • 66 MHz PCI


  • For PC applications: PC Platforms
  • For other applications: P6, Power PC

    This book also examines the VLSI Technology VL82C59x chipset to illustrate an example PCI bus implementation.

    If you design or test hardware or software that involves the PCI bus, PCI System Architecture is an essential, time-saving tool.

    The PC System Architecture Series is a crisply written and comprehensive set of guides to the most important PC hardware standards. Each title explains from a programmer's perspective the architecture, features, and operations of systems built using one particular type of chip or hardware specification.

    • Addison-Wesley Longman; May 1999
    • ISBN: 9780201309744
    • Edition: 4
    • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
    • Title: PCI System Architecture, Fourth Edition
    • Series: PC System Architecture Series
    • Author: Tom Shanley; Don Anderson; Inc. Mindshare
    • Imprint: Addison-Wesley Longman