The PCI-X bus will start appearing in advanced PCs within months, delivering breakthrough performance, transfer rates of up to 1.06 Gb/sec, and backward compatibility with the PCI standard. Now, there's a comprehensive guide to PCI-X, covering everything engineers and developers need to create robust, reliable PCI-X boards and software. As with all MindShare books, PCI-X System Architecture is written in an accessible, tutorial style proven to train engineers. It's based on MindShare's leading edge PCI-X course, and reflects extensive feedback and insights from hundreds of working professionals. The book presents detailed descriptions of every aspect of the PCI-X specification, including: device types and bus initialization, error detection and handling, split completion messages, and 64-bit transactions. It offers in-depth coverage of device enumeration and configuration; traffic analysis and load tuning, PCI-X bridges, electrical issues, and much more. For all computer hardware and software design engineers, and for all developers concerned with advanced PC hardware.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)