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MindShare's PCI Express Overview

PCI Express architecture is a third generation of high performance I/O buses used to interconnect peripheral devices in applications such as computing and communication platforms. PCI Express is a serial bus that is scaleable in performance and comes with a multitude of enhancements over its predecessors PCI and PCI-X. Some of these include: more robust Error Detection and Handling, Quality of Service enhancements (differentiated traffic flows, data integrity, flow control), new device support (low pin count devices, high bandwidth links, isochronous transactions), significant power management improvements, etc. This talk will give an overview all of these characteristics of PCI Express (from both a hardware and software standpoint) and more.

If you are interested in a detailed understanding of the PCI Express technology, MindShare is holding a PCI Express Open-Enrollment Training Seminar on March 9-11 in Austin. Feel free to visit our website www.mindshare.com for more information or to sign-up for this course.

About the Speaker

Joe Winkles

Joe Winkles is a Senior Staff Engineer at MindShare where he has trained hundreds of engineers on the PCI Express technology. He was also the technical editor of MindShare’s books entitled: “PCI Express System Architecture” (Addison-Wesley, 2003) and “InfiniBand Network Architecture” (Addison-Wesley, 2002). Prior to joining the MindShare team, Joe worked as a design engineer at AMD.