“The MindShare PCI Express System Architecture book is expertly aimed at increasing engineer’s knowledge of the PCIe specification, leading to increased productivity and time to market.”
—David Churchill, Agilent VP and GM, Network and Digital Solutions Business Unit Electronic Measurements Group
MindShare's PCI Express System Architecture book gives 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 development 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.
Split transaction protocol
Packet format and definition, including use of each field
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
Physical layer functions
Electrical signaling characteristics and issues
PCI Express enumeration procedures
Configuration register definitions
Thoughtfully organized, featuring many illustrations and examples, and comprehensive in scope, PCI Express System Architecture is an essential resource for anyone working with this important technology.
MindShare's System Architecture Series is a crisply written and comprehensive set of guides to the most important computer hardware standards. Books in the series are intended for use by hardware and software designers, programmers, and support personnel.
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About the Authors
Ravi Budruk is a senior staff engineer and instructor with MindShare, Inc., where he has trained hundreds of engineers. He is an industry expert on such topics as Intel Processor and PC architecture, as well as such bus architectures as PCI Express, PCI, PCI-X, HyperTransport, IEEE 1394, and ISA. Before working at MindShare, Mr. Budruk was a PC chipset architect and designer at VLSI Technology, Inc.
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.
Tom Shanley, president of MindShare, Inc., is one of the world's foremost authorities on computer system architecture. In the course of his career, he has trained thousands of engineers in hardware and software design.