SBus: Information, Applications, and Experience

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Provides technical information and practical ideas to help engineers, programmers, and special-applications developers design and build add-on cards for an expanded bus to meet the growing I/O interconnective requirements of workstations and computers. The focus is mainly on hardware, but firmware and software are also mentioned where appropriate. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461277309
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 351
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Why the SBus?.- 1.1 Why Design a New Bus?.- 1.2 What is the SBus?.- 1.3 Architecture..- 1.4 Conclusions..- 2 Contrasts with Other Buses.- 2.1 Traditional Backplane Buses..- 2.2 Daughter-card Buses..- 2.3 Mezzanine Buses..- 3 Hardware Concepts.- 3.1 Fundamental Concepts..- 3.2 Components..- 3.3 Configurations..- 3.4 Prool..- 3.5 Performance and Latency..- 3.6 Electrical Specification..- 3.7 Mechanical Specification..- 4 Firmware Concepts.- 4.1 The Open Boot Architecture..- 4.2 FCode and Toolkit..- 4.3 Survival Forth..- 5 Pitfalls to Avoid.- 5.1 Technology Issues..- 5.2 Specification Issues..- 5.3 Prool Issues..- 5.4 Mechanical Issues..- 5.5 Firmware and Software Issues..- 6 Think Small and Low Power.- 6.1 Minimizing Space..- 6.2 Minimizing Power Consumption..- 6.3 Other Options..- 7 Noise, ESD, and EMI Control.- 7.1 Reducing Noise Generation and Sensitivity..- 7.2 ESD Protection and EMI Reduction..- 8 Getting Your Hands Dirty.- 8.1 Inter-Operability..- 8.2 Design Review Checklist..- 8.3 Pre-Test Guidelines..- 8.4 Troubleshooting Clues..- 9 SERFboard User’s Guide.- 9.1 Description..- 9.2 Programmer’s Model..- 9.3 SBus Interface..- 9.4 Prototype Interface..- 9.5 Schematics..- 9.6 FCode and Software Drivers..- 9.7 PAL Programs..- 9.8 Application Examples..- 9.9 Accessories and Information..

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