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Doug Abbott is founder and president of Intellimetrix, Inc., a computer hardware design firm in Silver City, New Mexico. He has conducted seminars on PCI bus theory and design for such companies as Intel and Sun Microsystems.
About the Author
Doug Abbott is a consultant with over thirty years’ experience, specializing in hardware and software for industrial and scientific data acquisition and embedded product applications. Doug is also a popular instructor and seminar leader, who teaches classes in PC technology and real-time programming for University of California Berkeley Extension. He has taught the techniques of real-time programming and multi-tasking operating systems to hundreds of professional engineers.
Doug Abbott is the principal of Intellimetrix, a consulting firm in Silver City, NM, specializing in hardware and software for industrial and scientific data acquisition and embedded product applications. Among his past and pre-sent clients are Agilent Technologies, Tektronix, Sandia National Laboratory and numerous smaller high-tech com-panies in Silicon Valley.
Mr. Abbott has over thirty years experience in various aspects of computer hardware and software design and has been an independent consultant for the past fifteen years. Prior to founding Intellimetrix, he managed software de-velopment for DSP Technology, Inc, a leading supplier of high-speed instrumentation.
Doug is also a popular instructor and seminar leader, who teaches classes in PC technology and real-time program-ming for University of California Berkeley Extension. He has taught the techniques of real-time programming and multi-tasking operating systems to hundreds of professional engineers. These classes can also be customized and made available for on-site presentation.
Mr. Abbott received an MSEE degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Table of Contents
Preface;INTRODUCING THE PERIPHERAL COMPONENT INTERCONNECT (PCI) BUS: bus taxonomy; PCI signals; signal groups; signal types; sideband signals; definitions; ARBITRATION: the arbitration process; bus parking; latency; BUS PROTOCOL: PCI bus commands; read/write transactions; transaction termination; error detection and reporting; OPTIONAL AND ADVANCED FEATURES: interrupt handling; the interrupt acknowledge command; 64-bit extensions; ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ISSUES: signaling environments; timing specifications; 66 MHz PCI; mechanical details; PLUG AND PLAY CONFIGURATION: configuration address space; configuration header; base address registers; expansion ROM; PCI BIOS: operating modes; BIOS services; generate special cycle; PCI BRIDGING: bridge types; configuration address types; bus hierarchy and bus number registers; address filtering; prefetching and posting; interrupt handling across a bridge; palette snooping; resource locking; COMPACT PCI: mechanical implementation; electrical implementation; Compact PCI bridging; HOT PLUG AND HOT SWAP: PCI Hot Plug; Hot Plug primitives; Compact PCI Hot Swap; primitives; Index