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Table of contents


The I/O bus

Evolution of the bus system

Three classic buses

Other buses

Some technical data

System buses

The AGP bus

Bus adapters

Typical bus layout

I/O ports on ISA bus

I/O ports on PCI bus

I/O shared memory

I/O interfaces and controllers (1)

I/O interfaces and controllers (2)

Handling the requests for interrupt

The Programmable Interrupt Controller

Assigning IRQs to I/O devices

The DMA controller (1)

The DMA controller (2)

Hot pluggable devices

Author: D. P. Bovet, M. Cesati



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