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Winn L. Rosch Hardware Bible, Sixth Edition by Winn L. Rosch

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Peripheral Component Interconnect

No one might have predicted that Peripheral Component Interconnect would become the most popular expansion bus in the world when Intel Corporation introduced it in July 1992. PCI was long awaited as a high-speed expansion bus specification, but the initial announcement proved to be more and less than the industry hoped for. The first PCI standard defined mandatory design rules, including hardware guidelines to help ensure proper circuit operation of motherboards at high speeds with a minimum of design complications. It showed how to link together computer circuits—including the expansion bus—for high-speed operation but failed to provide a standard for the actual signals and connections that would make it a real ...

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