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FireWire System Architecture (2nd Edition)
HyperTransport 3.1 Interconnect Technology
HyperTransport System Architecture
InfiniBand Network Architecture
ISA System Architecture (3rd Edition)
PCI Express System Architecture
PCI Express Technology 3.0
PCI System Architecture (4th Edition)
PCI-X System Architecture
SAS Storage Architecture
SATA Storage Technology
The Unabridged Pentium 4
Universal Serial Bus System Architecture
USB 3.0 Technology
x86 Instruction Set Architecture

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Heaven's Favorite - Book One Ascent: The Rise of Chinggis Khan
Heaven's Favorite - Book Two Dominion: Dawn of the Mongol Empire




PCI Express Technology 3.0

Author(s): Mike Jackson, Ravi Budruk
Publisher: MindShare Press
Pages: 1056
Retail Price: $94.99

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$79.99
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“MindShare books are critical in the understanding of complex technical topics, such as PCI Express 3.0 architecture. Many of our customers and industry partners depend on these books for the success of their projects.”

— Joe Mendolia - Vice President, LeCroy

PCI Express 3.0 is the latest generation of the popular peripheral interface found in virtually every PC, server, and industrial computer. Its high bandwidth, low latency, and cost-to-performance ratio make it a natural choice for many peripheral devices today. Each new generation of PCI Express adds more features, capabilities and bandwidth, which maintains its popularity as a device interconnect.

MindShare's books take the hard work out of deciphering the specs, and this one follows that tradition. MindShare's PCI Express Technology book provides a thorough description of the interface with numerous practical examples that illustrate the concepts. Written in a tutorial style, this book is ideal for anyone new to PCI Express. At the same time, its thorough coverage of the details makes it an essential resource for seasoned veterans.

Key Topics:

  • PCI Express Origins
  • Configuration Space and Access Methods
  • Enumeration Process
  • Packet Types and Fields
  • Transaction Ordering
  • Traffic Classes, Virtual Channels and Arbitration (QoS)
  • Flow Control
  • ACK/NAK Protocol
  • Logical PHY (8b/10b, 128b/130b, Scrambling)
  • Electrical PHY
  • Link Training and Initialization
  • Interrupt Delivery (Legacy, MSI, MSI-X)
  • Error Detection and Reporting
  • Power Management (for both software and hardware)
  • 2.0 and 2.1 Features (such as 5.0GT/s, TLP Hints, and Multi-Casting)
  • 3.0 Features (such as 8.0GT/s, and a new encoding scheme)
  • Considerations for High Speed Signaling (such as Equalization)
  • Thoughtfully organized, featuring many illustrations and examples, and comprehensive in scope, PCI Express Technology 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

    Mike Jackson, is a senior staff engineer and instructor with MindShare, Inc., where he has trained thousands of engineers. He is an industry expert on such topics as Intel Processor and PC architecture, as well as such bus architectures as SAS, PCI, PCI-X, and PCI Express. Before joining MindShare, Mr. Jackson worked as a high-speed digital designer for AMD and as an ASIC developer for several years with Compaq Computer Corp.

    Ravi Budruk is a partial owner 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.