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:
Error Detection and Handling
Add-in Cards and Connectors
PCI Cache Support
66 MHz PCI
PrerequisitesFor 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.