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Digital bus handbook
Di Giacomo, Joseph.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [1990]

Physical Description:
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Central Library TK7895.B87 D54 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Digital buses are the physical means for collecting and transferring data to produce high-performance computer systems. This reference describes the rules for transferring digital data, examines the basic terminology and ideas, and discusses electrical design. It describes the most useful buses currently available, defining their functional structure, electrical specifications, format, and capabilities. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Di Giacomo has utilized the expertise of 20 people active in the computer industry to pull together, in one source, valuable information for designers and researchers in the computer and instrumentation industries. The book describes in detail the most useful buses currently popular, i.e., VMEbus, Multibus I and II, NuBus, IBM Micro Channel, DEC Buses, Futurebus, and Fastbus. The book is organized in three parts: Part 1 examines digital bus configurations; Part 2 examines digital bus issues such as transmission line reflections, crosstalk, and connector design; and Part 3 examines bus user issues, such as bus standards and bus guidelines and trends. For individual bus design, the IEEE/ANSI standards documents will still be necessary, but the very readable information provided by this handbook highly recommends it to system designers, educators, and students, both graduate and undergraduate. -M. M. T. Jong, Wichita State University

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