Designed as a companion volume to the official hardware design guide for Windows 95, Plug and Play System Architecture
provides a detailed hardware and software description of the Plug and Play technology that is integrated into Windows 95 and will soon appear in other operating systems, including Windows NT. In addition to coverage of ISA and EISA Plug and Play, PCMCIA and PCI are also discussed.
Tom Shanley provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject including:
legacy ISA drawbacks
Plug and Play on EISA and ISA cards
Windows 95 PCI problems
Windows 95 PCMCIA enhancements
Plug and Play terminology defined
accessing configuration registers
description of configuration registers
resource data structure
Plug and Play BIOS
Plug and Play device ROMs
device ID format and Windows 95 device IDs
If you design Plug and Play cards, motherboards, device drivers, BIOS code, or operating systems, Plug and Play System Architecture is an essential, time-saving tool.