From the Back Cover
"The must-have PC architecture reference set."
-PC Magazine's "Read Only" column
"An outstanding job of taking a complex processor--the Intel Pentium--and breaking down all of its aspects into well-organized topics...."
-Dave Bursky, Executive Editor, Electronic Design Magazine
Pentium Processor System Architecture describes the hardware architecture of computers using Intel's family of Pentium processors, providing a clear, concise explanation of the microprocessor's relationship to the rest of the system.
Written for computer hardware and software engineers, this book details Intel's technical strategy behind the Pentium family of processors--not just how Intel designed Pentium, but why. This revised edition expands coverage of virtually every topic and adds new sections on the Pentium 90 and 100MHz (P54C) processors. In addition to pointing out the key differences between 80486 and Pentium system designs, the book explores all the important Pentium features, such as:
- instruction pairing
- using the APIC subsystem
- implementing System Management Mode (SMM)
- interfacing the Pentium 90 and 100MHz processors in a dual processor configuration
- pipelining between dual processors
- dual processor bus arbitration
- cache memory configuration for uni- and dual-processing
- OverDrive sockets
If you design or test hardware or software that involves the Pentium processor, Pentium Processor System Architecture is an essential, time-saving tool.
The PC System Architecture Series is a crisply written and comprehensive set of guides to the most important PC hardware standards. Each title explains from a programmer's perspective the architecture, features, and operations of systems built using one particular type of chip or hardware specification.
About the Author
MindShare, Inc. is one of the leading technical training companies in the hardware industry, providing innovative courses for dozens of companies, including Intel, IBM, and Compaq.
Don Anderson is the author of many MindShare books. He passes on his wealth of experience in digital electronics and computer design by training engineers, programmers, and technicians for MindShare.
Tom Shanley, president of MindShare, Inc., is one of the world's foremost authorities on computer system architecture. In the course of his career, he has trained thousands of engineers in hardware and software design.