The fight for an open hardware platform is very real, and the power has swung from the PC leaders to the entertainment industry.
This article covers bus, its history and status, PCI, EISA, MCA, bus mastering, plug and play, and the bleeding edge. From Introduction to PC Hardware.
Responsible for all interface standards relating to the popular AT Attachment (ATA) storage interface utilized as the disk drive interface on most personal and mobile computers today.
Provides links to many PC/104 embedded computing vendors with descriptions of the company's offerings.
Containing detailed interface bus standards and engineering design information.
Explains what a bus is and is hyperlinked to additional information.
The basic computer bus is explained and information is provided regarding ISA, PCI, MCA, EISA, VESA, and VL-Bus architecture.
Includes detailed information on USP, serial ports (RS-232), parallel ports (SPP/ECP/EPP/IEEE1284) and device drivers.
Offers information about ATA and ATAPI devices. Also provides drivers and historical information.