PCI Express System Architecture

Author: Don Anderson, Ravi Budruk, Tom Shanley
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ISBN: 0321156307
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Pub Co (04 September, 2003)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 9,212
Average Customer Rating: 3.86 out of 5

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Rating: 1 out of 5
PCI Express System Architecture
I was disappointed by this book. It took a lot of time to explain the basics of the spec but did not provide any additional design help or expanded technical info. I have had mixed results with other books for other buses in this series and this one is no better. If you carefully read the spec you will get about 97% of what is in this book. In several places the book simply uses parts of from the spec. directly. I wish the book took the time to create better figures and tables than what is in the spec. The spec is very poor on figures and tables and to use any portion of them is just a short cut in writing the book. I really wanted a book that either did not require reading the spec or a book that redid all of the poorly drawn or written parts of the spec. Also the spec is not very well organized, the book did a little bit better than the spec. in that category, but not as much as it should have. Again, it seems like a lot of short cuts were taken and no effort was made to really provide more detailed or organized information than the minimum. Perhaps that was the purpose of the book, but that is not what is needed. I just do not understand all of the positive reviews, unless the reviewers did not carefully read the spec. and did not know better. I just did not want to pay for shortcuts in the writing.

Rating: 5 out of 5
PCI Express Book Review
This book provides an another resource in addition to the PCI Express Specification. This is helpful since I'm at a small company where no one else is working on PCI Express at the moment. The book is well written and well organized. It is useful to me as a system architect as well as the other guys in my group who will be the designers on our next ASIC project.

Rating: 5 out of 5
book review
This book is informative for system architect and designer for the PCI express. It explains the pros and cons of different bus architecture based on the PC system in clear, concise language and easy to understand. The PCI express protocol is also well explained.

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