Wheelers Books

PCI-X System Architecture

PCI-X System Architecture

Presenting information and practical guidance on the PCI-X transaction protocol, device configuration for PCI-X, load tuning, PCI-X bridges, error detection and handling, and electrical issues, this is a guide to the PCI-X technology. It includes a CD-ROM and is for those who des... read full description below.

Usually ships 7-14 working days – This title is showing as available from publisher

Quick Reference

ISBN 9780201726824
Barcode 9780201726824
Published 21 November 2000 by Pearson Education (US)
Format Paperback, Contains 1 Paperback and 1 CD-ROM
Author(s) By Shanley, Tom
By MindShare Inc.
Availability Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days

... view full title details below.

Buy Now

  • $121.00 Wheelers price
Add to Basket Add to Wishlist

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780201726824
ISBN-10 0201726823
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Pearson Education (US)
Imprint Addison Wesley
Publication Date 21 November 2000
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, Contains 1 Paperback and 1 CD-ROM
Contains Contains 1 Paperback and 1 CD-ROM
Author(s) By Shanley, Tom
By MindShare Inc.
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Computer Architecture & Logic Design
Number of Pages 752
Dimensions Width: 187mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 1,120g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Computer architecture
NBS Text Computing: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 004.22
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

PCI-X is the successor to the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Bus Specification, the current standard that enables communication between peripheral devices and the computer processor. A major improvement over the older PCI technology, PCI-X enables significantly higher performance with transfer rates of up to 1.06 GB per second. PCI-X System Architecture is a detailed and comprehensive guide to the PCI-X technology. It highlights the many changes and improvements from PCI 2.2 to PCI-X, so that you can build on your PCI knowledge to master PCI-X with greater ease. The book discusses the drawbacks of PCI and how PCI-X solves these problems, achieving faster transfer rates. In addition, it presents in-depth information and practical guidance on the PCI-X transaction protocol, device configuration for PCI-X, load tuning, PCI-X bridges, error detection and handling, and electrical issues. You will find specific information on such key topics as: *Device types and bus initialization, including Hot-Plug PCI-X initialization *Dword and burst commands *Bus arbitration, latency rules, and burst transactions *Transaction termination *Split completion messages *64-bit transactions *Bridge and non-bridge configuration registers *Load tuning, including adjustable fields and registers, split completion buffers, and adjusting timeslice values *PCI-X - to - PCI-X bridges *Handling master abort, attribute phase parity errors, and split read errors The CD-ROM includes a 75-minute PCI-X overview video by Tom Shanley, featuring an introduction to the basic concepts underlying PCI-X bus technology. Topics covered include terminology, detection of PCI-X-capable functions, the block-oriented bus, transaction types and phases, a detailed explanation of an example transaction, and how split transactions replace the delayed transactions of PCI. Anyone who designs or tests hardware or software that involves the PCI-X bus will find PCI-X System Architecture an essential resource for understanding and working with this important technology. 0201726823B04062001

^ top

Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

There are no reviews for this title.

^ top

Author's Bio

MindShare, Inc. is one of the leading technical training companies in the hardware industry, providing innovative courses for dozens of companies, including Intel, IBM, and Compaq. 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.

^ top