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PCI Express System Architecture
     

PCI Express System Architecture

by Mindshare, Inc., Ravi Budruk, Don Anderson, Tom Shanley, Joe Winkles
 

ISBN-10: 0321156307

ISBN-13: 9780321156303

Pub. Date: 09/18/2003

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

"We have always recommended these books to our customers and even our own engineers for developing a better understanding of technologies and specifications. We find the latest PCI Express book from MindShare to have the same content and high quality as all the others."
—Nader Saleh, CEO/President, Catalyst Enterprises, Inc.

PCI Express

Overview

"We have always recommended these books to our customers and even our own engineers for developing a better understanding of technologies and specifications. We find the latest PCI Express book from MindShare to have the same content and high quality as all the others."
—Nader Saleh, CEO/President, Catalyst Enterprises, Inc.

PCI Express is the third-generation Peripheral Component Inter-connect technology for a wide range of systems and peripheral devices. Incorporating recent advances in high-speed, point-to-point interconnects, PCI Express provides significantly higher performance, reliability, and enhanced capabilities—at a lower cost—than the previous PCI and PCI-X standards. Therefore, anyone working on next-generation PC systems, BIOS and device driver development, and peripheral device design will need to have a thorough understanding of PCI Express.

PCI Express System Architecture provides an in-depth description and comprehensive reference to the PCI Express standard. The book contains information needed for design, verification, and test, as well as background information essential for writing low-level BIOS and device drivers. In addition, it offers valuable insight into the technology's evolution and cutting-edge features.

Following an overview of the PCI Express architecture, the book moves on to cover transaction protocols, the physical/electrical layer, power management, configuration, and more. Specific topics covered include:

  • Split transaction protocol
  • Packet format and definition, including use of each field
  • ACK/NAK protocol
  • Traffic Class and Virtual Channel applications and use
  • Flow control initialization and operation
  • Error checking mechanisms and reporting options
  • Switch design issues
  • Advanced Power Management mechanisms and use
  • Active State Link power management
  • Hot Plug design and operation
  • Message transactions
  • Physical layer functions
  • Electrical signaling characteristics and issues
  • PCI Express enumeration procedures
  • Configuration register definitions

Thoughtfully organized, featuring a plethora of illustrations, and comprehensive in scope, PCI Express System Architecture is an essential resource for anyone working with this important technology.

MindShare's PC System Architecture Series is a crisply written and comprehensive set of guides to the most important PC hardware standards. Books in the series are intended for use by hardware and software designers, programmers, and support personnel.

0321156307B08262003

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321156303
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
09/18/2003
Series:
PC System Architecture Series
Pages:
1120
Sales rank:
1,179,765
Product dimensions:
7.41(w) x 9.21(h) x 2.15(d)

Table of Contents

About This Book.

I. THE BIG PICTURE.

1. Architectural Perspective.

2. Architecture Overview.

II. TRANSACTION PROTOCOL.

3. Address Spaces <38> Transaction Routing.

4. Packet-Based Transactions.

5. ACK/NAK Protocol.

6. QoS/TCs/VCs and Arbitration

7. Flow Control.

8. Transaction Ordering.

9. Interrupts.

10. Error Detection and Handling.

III. THE PHYSICAL LAYER.

11. Physical Layer Logic.

12. Electrical Physical Layer.

13. System Reset

14. Link Initialization <38> Training.

IV. POWER-RELATED TOPICS.

15. Power Budgeting.

16. Power Management.

V. OPTIONAL TOPICS.

17. Hot Plug.

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