"A must-have PC architecture reference set."
- PC Magazine's 'Read Only' Column
HyperTransport System Architecture provides a comprehensive technical guide to the HyperTransport Technology. It opens with an overview of HT, highlighting features of the technology’s fundamental architecture, including its many advantages over other bus architectures. The book then goes on to detail all facets of the HyperTransport Technology including protocol, I/O routing, configuration and more. In particular, it features important performance related considerations and addresses critical compatibility issues. An entire section provides numerous transaction examples to illustrate the practical application of the HyperTransport Technology. HyperTransport System Architecture provides the authoritative, detailed information required by hardware and software developers, networking professionals and anyone interested in implementing and deploying HyperTransport.
Packet protocol, including control and data packets
HT flow control and how it differs from PCI flow control
I/O ordering rules: Upstream, Downstream, and Host
Interrupts, Error detection and handling
HT System Management
Routing packets, including the fairness algorithm
Configuration and PCI, PCI-X, AGP and X86 compatibility issues
The Electrical Environment
About the Authors
Jay Trodden is an electrical engineer with over 15 years experience in electronics hardware design. For the past 10 years he has been teaching and developing courses on processors and IO bus architectures for MindShare.
Don Anderson has 29 year's combined development experience in analog and digital electronics and the computer industry, working for companies such as Hewlett Packard, Schlumberger, and Compaq. Since joining MindShare in 1991, he has authored and co-authored 12 books on PC Architecture and has taught over 500 courses.