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PCI
Last modified: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 

Short for Peripheral Component Interconnect, a local bus standard developed by Intel Corporation. Most modern PCs include a PCI bus in addition to a more general ISA expansion bus. PCI is also used on newer versions of the Macintosh computer.

PCI is a 64-bit bus, though it is usually implemented as a 32-bit bus. It can run at clock speeds of 33 or 66 MHz. At 32 bits and 33 MHz, it yields a throughput rate of 133 MBps. Also see PCI-X and PCI Express.

Although it was developed by Intel, PCI is not tied to any particular family of microprocessors.

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PC system bus reference guide 
A complete look at the PC's system I/O buses. Includes coverage of the various functions and features of the bus, a look at ISA, VLB and PCI buses, plus older technologies, and the new AGP port.

PCI Special Interest Group (SIG) home page
The PCI SIG page offers information on PCI, the PCI SIG organization, news, information on members, bylaws, and membership information.

Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Local Bus
Explains how the PCI bus functions in areas such as: performance, interrupts, mastering, and plug and play. This page is from "The PC Guide".

The PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group
The PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group is a consortium of over 160 industrial computer product vendors who develop specifications for PCI-based systems and boards for use in industrial computing applications. Their site contains links to product information, specifications, and membership information.

Video System Interfaces
Describes the various video bus interfaces as well as related concepts. This page is from "The PC Guide."

Yahoo!'s PCI page
Yahoo!'s directory of PCI.

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Peripheral Devices

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related terms

AGP

bus

bus mastering

cache coherence

controller

expansion bus

I2O

InfiniBand

Intel

local bus

NuBus

PCI Express

PCI-X

target initiated termination


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