JULY 25--Now in its fifth edition, PCI and PCI-X Hardware and Software (Annabooks; Poway, CA) by Edward Solari and George Willse contains detailed information on design to, and compliance with, all of the PCI and PCI-X bus specifications and covers hardware design and the hardware and software requirements for systems with multiple bridges and bus segments. There is also information on signal line definitions and the functional interaction between PCI resources.
PCI and PCI-X Hardware and Software provides a complete PCI overview, including its relationship to the ISA bus and Plug and Play architecture and the operation of PCI for both 32- and 64-data bit designs. A chapter is devoted to detailed bus transaction operations, including the interactions between bus masters and targets of various data widths. These transactions are illustrated through detailed timing diagrams. The book also covers transaction terminations and bus ownership issues, as well as connector use, platform and add-in card design, and mechanical specifications.
PCI & PCI-X Hardware and Software is $97.95 and can be ordered by phone at 800-462-1042 or on-line (at a discounted price) via the Annabooks Web site: www.annabooks.com.