PCI was originally designed to be used in a wide range of systems from notebooks to high-end servers. There are now a wide range of new buses being developed to replace PCI, which enable cost-savings, performance enhancement, and specialized features. HyperTransport is a new bus that deals specifically with chipset interconnect, the high-speed link between the memory and IO controller chips. HyperTransport Architecture allows hardware and low-level software designers, engineers, and technicians to get up to speed quickly on this new bus protocol, without having to wade through specifications and white papers. The book organizes topics in a logical, tutorial format which quickly guides the reader through the major features of the specification. Numerous diagrams and examples reduce the more complicated concepts to manageable proportions and allow the reader to see the important relationships along the way.
MindShare, Inc. is one of the leading technical training companies in the hardware industry, providing innovative courses for dozens of companies, including Intel, IBM, and Compaq. Jay Trodden has a background as an electrical engineer and computer hardware designer. For the past five years, he has been an instructor for MindShare. Don Anderson is the author of many MindShare books. He passes on his wealth of experience in digital electronics and computer design by training engineers, programmers, and technicians for MindShare. 0321168453AB07142003
About This Book. I. OVERVIEW OF HYPERTRANSPORT. Introduction to HyperTransport. HT Architectural Overview. II. HYPERTRANSPORT CORE TOPICS. Signal Groups. Packet Protocol. Flow Control. IO Ordering. Transaction Examples. HT Interrupts. System Management. Error Detection And Handling. Routing Packets. Reset & Initialization. Device Configuration. Electrical. Clocking. III. HYPERTRANSPORT OPTIONAL TOPICS. HyperTransport Bridges. Double-Hosted Chains. HT Power Management. Networking Extensions. IV. HYPERTRANSPORT LEGACY SUPPORT. I/O Compatibility. Address Remapping. X86 CPU Compatibility. Appendix. Glossary. Index. 0321168453T11262002.
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