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PCI System Architecture - 4th edition

PCI System Architecture - 4th edition

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PCI System Architecture by Inc. Mindshare, Tom Shanley and Don Anderson - ISBN 9780201309744
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 4TH 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
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PCI System Architecture is a detailed and comprehensive guide to the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Bus Specification, Intel's technology for fast communication between peripheral devices and the computer processor.

This new edition has been thoroughly updated, reorganized, and expanded to cover the PCI Local Bus Specification version 2.2 and other recent developments, including the new PCI Hot-Plug Specification, changes to the PCI-to-PCI Bridge Architecture Specification, revisions to the PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification, and the new features of the PCI BIOS Specification.

This book provides clear and concise explanations of the relationship of PCI to the rest of the system and PCI fundamentals, including commands, read and write transfers, memory and I/O addressing, error handling, interrupts, and configuration transactions and registers. In addition, you will find specific information on such key topics as:

  • Hot-Plug Specification
  • Power management
  • CompactPCI
  • The 64-bit PCI Extension
  • 66 MHz PCI Implementation
  • Expansion ROMs
  • PCI-to-PCI Bridge and the PCI BIOS
  • Add-in cards and connectors
  • Bus arbitration
  • Reflected-wave switching
  • Early transaction end
  • Fast back-to-back and stepping

Changes from PCI 2.1 to PCI 2.2 and changes from PCI-to-PCI Bridge Specification 1.0 to 1.1 are visibly highlighted throughout the book so that those familiar with the previous versions can quickly get a handle on new features and functions.

Anyone who designs or tests hardware or software involving the PCI bus will find PCI System Architecture, Fourth Edition a valuable resource for understanding and working with this important technology.

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 programmers perspective the architecture, features, and operations of systems built using one particular type of chip or hardware specification.

Author Bio

Mindshare, Inc. :

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.

Shanley, Tom :

Tom Shanley is one of the world's foremost authorities on PC system architecture and has personally trained thousands of engineers in hardware and software design.

Anderson, Don :

Don Anderson, author and co-author of many MindShare books, passes on his wealth of experience in digital electronics and computer design by training engineers, programmers, and technicians for MindShare.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

About This Book.

The MindShare Architecture Series.
Organization of This Book.
Designation of Specification Changes.
Cautionary Note.
Who This Book Is For.
Prerequisite Knowledge.
Object Size Designations.
Documentation Conventions.
Hex Notation.
Binary Notation.
Decimal Notation.
Signal Name Representation.
Identification of Bit Fields (Logical Groups of Bits or Signals).
We Want Your Feedback.

1. Intro to PCI.

PCI Bus History.
PCI Bus Features.
PCI Device vs. Function.
Specifications Book Is Based On.
Obtaining PCI Bus Specification(s).

2. Intro to PCI Bus Operation.

Burst Transfer.
Initiator, Target and Agents.
Single- Vs. Multi-Function PCI Devices.
PCI Bus Clock.
Address Phase.
Claiming the Transaction.
Data Phase(s).
Transaction Duration.
Transaction Completion and Return of Bus to Idle State.
Response to Illegal Behavior.
''Green'' Machine.

3. Intro to Reflected-Wave Switching.

Each Trace Is a Transmission Line.
Old Method: Incident-Wave Switching.
PCI Method: Reflected-Wave Switching.
CLK Signal.
RST#/REQ64# Timing.
Slower Clock Permits Longer Bus.

4. The Signal Groups.

System Signals.
PCI Clock Signal (CLK).
CLKRUN# Signal.
Achieving CLKRUN# Benefit on Add-In Cards.
Reset Signal (RST#).
Address/Data Bus, Command Bus, and Byte Enables.
Preventing Excessive Current Drain.
Transaction Control Signals.
Arbitration Signals.
Interrupt Request Signals.
Error Reporting Signals.
Data Parity Error.
System Error.
Cache Support (Snoop Result) Signals.
64-Bit Extension Signals.
Resource Locking.
JTAG/Boundary Scan Signals.
Interrupt Request Pins.
PME# and 3.3 Vaux.
Sideband Signals.
Signal Types.
Device Cannot Simultaneously Drive and Receive a Signal.
Central Resource Functions.
Subtractive Decode (by ISA Bridge).
Tuning Subtractive Decoder.
Reading Timing Diagrams.

5. PCI Bus Arbitration.

Arbitration Algorithm.
Example Arbiter with Fairness.
Master Wishes to Perform More Than One Transaction.
Hidden Bus Arbitration.
Bus Parking.
Request/Grant Timing.
Example of Arbitration Between Two Masters.
State of REQ# and GNT# During RST#.
Pullups on REQ# From Add-In Connectors.
Broken Master.

6. Master and Target Latency.

Mandatory Delay Before First Transaction Initiated.
Bus Access Latency.
Pre-2.1 Devices Can Be Bad Boys.
Preventing Master from Monopolizing the Bus.
Master Must Transfer Data within 8 CLKs.
IRDY# Deasserted in Clock After Last Data Transfer.
Latency Timer Keeps Master From Monopolizing Bus.
Location and Purpose of Master Latency Timer.
How LT Works.
Is Implementation of LT Register Mandatory?
Can LT Value Be Hardwired?
How Does Software Determine Timeslice to Be Allocated to Master?
Treatment of Memory Write and Invalidate Command.
Preventing Target From Monopolizing Bus.
Target Must Transfer Data Expeditiously.
The First Data Phase Rule.
Master's Response to Retry.
Sometimes Target Can't Transfer First Data within 16 CLKs.
Target Frequently Can't Transfer First Data within 16 CLKs.
Two Exceptions to First Data Phase Rule.
Subsequent Data Phase Rule.
In Data Phase and Cannot Transfer Data within 8 Clocks.
OK in This Data Phase, but Can't Meet Rule in Next One.
Master's Response to a Disconnect.
Target's Subsequent Latency and Master's Latency Timer.
Target Latency During Initialization Time.
Initialization Time vs..Run Time.
Definition of Initialization Time and Behavior (Before 2.2).
Definition of Initialization Time and Behavior (2.2).
Delayed Transactions.
The Problem.
The Solution.
Information Memorized.
Master and Target Actions During Delayed Transaction.
Commands That Can Use Delayed Transactions.
Request Not Completed and Targeted Again.
Special Cycle Monitoring While Processing Request.
Discard of Delayed Requests.
Multiple Delayed Requests from Same Master.
Request Queuing in Target.
Discard of Delayed Completions.
Read From Prefetchable Memory.
Master Tardy in Repeating Transaction.
Reporting Discard of Data on a Read.
Handling Multiple Data Phases.
Master or Target Abort Handling.
What Is Prefetchable Memory?
Delayed Read Prefetch.
Posting Improves Memory Write Performance.
Byte Merging.
Collapsing Is Forbidden.
Memory Write Maximum Completion Limit.
Transaction Ordering and Deadlocks.

7. The Commands.

Interrupt Acknowledge Command.
Host/PCI Bridge Handling of Interrupt Acknowledge.
PCI Interrupt Acknowledge Transaction.
PowerPC PReP Handling of INTR.
Special Cycle Command.
Special Cycle Generation Under Software Control.
Special Cycle Transaction.
Single-Data Phase Special Cycle Transaction.
Multiple Data Phase Special Cycle Transaction.
IO Read and Write Commands.
Accessing Memory.
Target Support For Bulk Commands Is Optional.
Cache Line Size Register And the Bulk Commands.
Bulk Commands Are Optional Performance Enhancement Tools.
Bridges Must Discard Prefetched Data Not Consumed By Master.
Writing Memory.
Memory Write Command.
Memory Write-and-Invalidate Command.
Description of Memory Write-and-Invalidate Command.
More Information on Memory Transfers.
Configuration Read and Write Commands.
Dual-Address Cycle.
Reserved Bus Commands.

8. Read Transfers.

Some Basic Rules For Both Reads and Writes.
Example Single Data Phase Read.
Example Burst Read.
Treatment of Byte Enables During Read or Write.
Byte Enables Presented on Entry to Data Phase.
Byte Enables May Change in Each Data Phase.
Data Phase with No Byte Enables Asserted.
Target with Limited Byte Enable Support.
Rule for Sampling of Byte Enables.
Cases Where Byte Enables Can Be Ignored.
Performance During Read Transactions.

9. Write Transfers.

Example Single Data Phase Write Transaction.
Example Burst Write Transaction.
Performance During Write Transactions.

10. Memory and IO Addressing.

Memory Addressing.
The Start Address.
Addressing Sequence During Memory Burst.
Linear (Sequential) Mode.
Cache Line Wrap Mode.
When Target Doesn't Support Setting on AD1:0.
PCI IO Addressing.
Do Not Merge Processor IO Writes.
Decode By Device That Owns Entire IO Dword.
Decode by Device with 8-Bit or 16-Bit Ports.
Unsupported Byte Enable Combination Results in Target Abort.
Null First Data Phase Is Legal.
IO Address Management.
X86 Processor Cannot Perform IO Burst.
Burst IO Address Counter Management.
When IO Target Doesn't Support Multi-Data Phase Transactions.
Legacy IO Decode.
When Legacy IO Device Owns Entire Dword.
When Legacy IO Device Doesn't Own Entire Dword.

11. Fast Back-to-Back & Stepping.

Fast Back-to-Back Transactions.
Decision to Implement Fast Back-to-Back Capability.
Scenario 1: Master Guarantees Lack of Contention.
1st Must Be Write, 2nd Is Read or Write, But Same Target.
How Collision Avoided on Signals Driven By Target.
How Targets Recognize New Transaction Has Begun.
Fast Back-to-Back and Master Abort.
Scenario Two: Targets Guarantee Lack of Contention.
Address/Data Stepping.
Advantages: Diminished Current Drain and Crosstalk.
Why Targets Don't Latch Address During Stepping Process.
Data Stepping.
How Device Indicates Ability to Use Stepping.
Designer May Step Address, Data, PAR (and PAR64) and IDSEL.
Continuous and Discrete Stepping.
Disadvantages of Stepping.
Preemption While Stepping in Progress.
Broken Master..
Stepping Example.
When Not to Use Stepping.
Who Must Support Stepping?

12. Early Transaction End.

Master-Initiated Termination.
Master Preempted.
Preemption During Timeslice.
Timeslice Expiration Followed by Preemption.
Master Abort: Target Doesn't Claim Transaction.
Addressing Non-Existent Device.
Normal Response to Special Cycle Transaction.
Configuration Transaction Unclaimed.
No Target Will Claim Transaction Using Reserved Command.
Master Abort on Single vs. Multiple-Data Phase Transaction.
Master Abort on Single Data Phase Transaction.
Master Abort on Multi-Data Phase Transaction.
Action Taken by Master in Response to Master Abort.
Master Abort on Special Cycle Transaction.
Master Abort on Configuration Access.
Target-Initiated Termination.
STOP# Signal Puts Target in the Driver's Seat.
STOP# Not Permitted During Turn-Around Cycle.
Resumption of Disconnected Transaction Is Optional.
Reasons Target Issues Disconnect.
Target Slow to Complete Subsequent Data Phase.
Target Doesn't Support Burst Mode.
Memory Target Doesn't Understand Addressing Sequence.
Transfer Crosses Over Target's Address Boundary.
Burst Memory Transfer Crosses Cache Line Boundary.
Disconnect with Data Transfer (A and B).
Disconnect A.
Disconnect B.
Disconnect without Data Transfer.
Disconnect without Data Transfer-Type.
Disconnect without Data Transfer-Type.
Reasons Target Issues Retry.
Target Very Slow to Complete First Data Phase.
Snoop Hit on Modified Cache Line.
Resource Busy.
Bridge Locked.
Description of Retry.
Retry Issued and IRDY# Already Asserted.
Retry Issued and IRDY# Not Yet Asserted.
Target Abort.
Some Reasons Target Issues Target Abort.
Broken Target.
I/O Addressing Error.
Address Phase Parity Error.
Master Abort on Other Side of PCI-to-PCI Bridge.
Master's Response to Target Abort.
Target Abort Example.
After Retry/Disconnect, Repeat Request ASAP.
Behavior of Device Containing Multiple Masters.
Target-Initiated Termination Summary.

13. Error Detection and Handling.

Status Bit Name Change.
Introduction to PCI Parity.
PERR# Signal.
Data Parity.
Data Parity Generation and Checking on Read.
Example Burst Read.
Data Parity Generation and Checking on Write.
Example Burst Write.
Data Parity Reporting.
Master Can Choose Not to Assert PERR#.
Parity Error During Read.
Important Note Regarding Chipsets That Monitor PERR#.
Parity Error During Write.
Data Parity Error Recovery.
Special Case: Data Parity Error During Special Cycle.
Devices Excluded from PERR# Requirement.
Devices That Don't Deal with OS/Application Program or Data.
SERR# Signal.
Address Phase Parity.
Address Phase Parity Generation and Checking.
Address Phase Parity Error Reporting.
System Errors.
Address Phase Parity Error.
Data Parity Error During Special Cycle.
Master of MSI Receives an Error.
Target Abort Detection.
Other Possible Causes of System Error.
Devices Excluded from SERR# Requirement.

14. Interrupts.

Three Ways to Deliver Interrupts to Processor.
Using Pins vs. Using MSI Capability.
Single-Function PCI Device.
Multi-Function PCI Device.
Connection of INTx# Pins to System Board Traces.
Interrupt Routing.
Routing Recommendation in PCI Specification.
BIOS ''Knows'' Interrupt Trace Layout.
Well-Designed Chipset Has Programmable Interrupt Router.
Interrupt Routing Information.
Interrupt Routing Table.
Finding the Table.
PCI Interrupts Are Shareable.
Hooking the Interrupt.
Interrupt Chaining.
Step 1: Initialize All Entries to Point to Dummy Handler.
Step 2: Initialize All Entries For Embedded Devices.
Step 3: Hook Entries For Embedded Device BIOS Routines.
Step 4: Perform Expansion Bus ROM Scan.
Step 5: Perform PCI Device Scan.
Step 6: Load OS.
Step 7: OS Loads and Call Drivers' Initialization Code.
Linked-List Has Been Built for Each Interrupt Level.
Servicing Shared Interrupts.
Example Scenario.
Both Devices Simultaneously Generate Requests.
Processor Interrupted and Requests Vector.
First Handler Executed.
Jump to Next Driver in Linked List.
Jump to Dummy Handler: Control Passed Back to Interrupted Program.
Implied Priority Scheme.
Interrupts and PCI-to-PCI Bridges.
Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI).
Advantages of MSI Interrupts.
Basics of MSI Configuration.
Basics of Generating an MSI Interrupt Request.
How Is the Memory Write Treated by Bridges?
Memory Already Sync'd When Interrupt Handler Entered.
The Problem.
The Old Way of Solving the Problem.
How MSI Solves the Problem.
Interrupt Latency.
MSI Are Non-Shared.
MSI Is a New Capability Type.
Description of the MSI Capability Register Set.
Capability ID.
Pointer to Next New Capability.
Message Control Register.
Message Address Register.
Message Data Register.
Message Write Can Have Bad Ending.
Retry or Disconnect.
Master or Target Abort Received.
Write Results in Data Parity Error.
Some Rules, Recommendations, etc.

15. The 64-Bit PCI Extension.

64-Bit Data Transfers and 64-Bit Addressing: Separate Capabilities.
64-Bit Extension Signals.
64-Bit Cards in 32-Bit Add-in Connectors.
Pullups Prevent 64-Bit Extension from Floating When Not in Use.
Problem: A 64-Bit Card in a 32-Bit PCI Connector.
How 64-Bit Card Determines Type of Slot Installed In.
64-Bit Data Transfer Capability.
Only Memory Commands May Use 64-Bit Transfers.
Start Address Quadword-Aligned.
64-Bit Target's Interpretation of Address.
32-Bit Target's Interpretation of Address.
64-Bit Initiator and 64-Bit Target.
64-Bit Initiator and 32-Bit Target.
Null Data Phase Example.
32-Bit Initiator and 64-Bit Target.
Performing One 64-Bit Transfer.
With 64-Bit Target.
With 32-Bit Target.
Simpler and Just as Fast: Use 32-Bit Transfers.
With Known 64-Bit Target.
Disconnect on Initial Data Phase.
64-Bit Addressing.
Used to Address Memory Above 4GB.
64-Bit Addressing Protocol.
64-Bit Addressing by 32-Bit Initiator.
64-Bit Addressing by 64-Bit Initiator.
32-Bit Initiator Addressing Above 4GB.
Subtractive Decode Timing Affected.
Master Abort Timing Affected.
Address Stepping.
FRAME# Timing in Single Data Phase Transaction.
64-Bit Parity.
Address Phase Parity.
PAR64 Not Used for Single Address Phase.
PAR64 Not Used for Dual-Address Phases by 32-Bit Master.
PAR64 Used for DAC by 64-Bit Master When Requesting 64-Bit Transfers.
Data Phase Parity.

16. 66MHz PCI Implementation.

66MHz Uses 3.3V Signaling Environment.
How Components Indicate 66MHz Support.
66MHz-Capable Status Bit.
M66EN Signal.
How Clock Generator Sets Its Frequency.
Does Clock Have to Be 66MHz?
Clock Signal Source and Routing.
Stopping Clock and Changing Clock Frequency.
How 66MHz Components Determine Bus Speed.
System Board with Separate Buses.
Maximum Achievable Throughout.
Electrical Characteristics.
Latency Rule.
66MHz Component Recommended Pinout.
Adding More Loads and/or Lengthening Bus.
Number of Add-In Connectors.

17. Intro to Configuration Address Space.

PCI Device vs. PCI Function.
Three Address Spaces: I/O, Memory, and Configuration.
Host Bridge Needn't Implement Configuration Space.
System with Single PCI Bus.

18. Configuration Transactions.

Who Performs Configuration?
Bus Hierarchy.
Case 1: Target Bus Is PCI Bus.
Case 2: Target Bus Is Subordinate to Bus.
Must Respond to Config Accesses within 2 25 Clocks After RST#.
Intro to Configuration Mechanisms.
Configuration Mechanism #1 (The Only Mechanism!).
Configuration Mechanism #1 Description.
Configuration Address Port.
Bus Compare and Data Port Usage.
Single Host/PCI Bridge.
Multiple Host/PCI Bridges.
Software Generation of Special Cycles.
Configuration Mechanism #2 (Is Obsolete).
Basic Configuration #2 Mechanism.
Configuration Space Enable, or CSE, Register.
Forward Register.
Support for Peer Bridges on Host Bus.
Generation of Special Cycles.
PowerPC PReP Configuration Mechanism.
Type 0 Configuration Transaction.
Address Phase.
Implementation of IDSEL.
Method One-IDSELs Routed Over Unused AD Lines.
Method Two-IDSEL Output Pins/Traces.
Resistive-Coupling Means Stepping in Type 0 Transactions.
Data Phase Entered, Decode Begins.
Type 0 Configuration Transaction Examples.
Type 1 Configuration Transactions.
Special Cycle Request.
Target Device Doesn't Exist.
Configuration Burst Transactions Permitted.
64-Bit Configuration Transactions Not Permitted.

19. Configuration Registers.

Intro to Configuration Header Region.
Mandatory Header Registers.
Registers Used to Identify Device's Driver.
Vendor ID Register.
Device ID Register.
Subsystem Vendor ID and Subsystem ID Registers.
Purpose of This Register Pair.
Must Contain Valid Data When First Accessed.
Revision ID Register.
Class Code Register.
Purpose of Class Code Register.
Programming Interface Byte.
Command Register.
Status Register.
Header Type Register.
Other Header Registers.
Cache Line Size Register.
Latency Timer: ''Timeslice'' Register.
BIST Register.
Base Address Registers (BARs).
Memory-Mapping Recommended.
Memory Base Address Register.
Decoder Width Field.
Prefetchable Attribute Bit.
Base Address Field.
IO Base Address Register.
PC-Compatible IO Decoder.
Legacy IO Decoders.
Determining Block Size and Assigning Address Range.
How It Works.
A Memory Example.
An IO Example.
Smallest/Largest Decoder Sizes.
Smallest/Largest Memory Decoders.
Smallest/Largest IO Decoders.
Expansion ROM Base Address Register.
CardBus CIS Pointer.
Interrupt Pin Register.
Interrupt Line Register.
Min_Gnt Register: Timeslice Request.
Max_Lat Register: Priority-Level Request.
New Capabilities.
Configuration Header Space Not Large Enough.
Discovering That New Capabilities Exist.
What the New Capabilities List Looks Like.
AGP Capability.
AGP Status Register.
AGP Command Register.
Vital Product Data (VPD) Capability.
It's Not Really Vital.
What Is VPD?
Where Is the VPD Really Stored?
VPD on Cards vs. Embedded PCI Devices.
How Is VPD Accessed?
Reading VPD Data.
Writing VPD Data.
Rules That Apply to Both Read and Writes.
VPD Data Structure Made Up of Descriptors and Keywords.
VPD Read-Only Descriptor (VPD-R) and Keywords.
Is Read-Only Checksum Keyword Mandatory?
VPD Read/Write Descriptor (VPD-W) and Keywords.
Example VPD List.
User-Definable Features (UDF).

20. Expansion ROMs.

ROM Purpose-Device Can Be Used in Boot Process.
ROM Detection.
ROM Shadowing Required.
ROM Content.
Multiple Code Images.
Format of a Code Image.
ROM Header Format.
ROM Signature.
Processor/Architecture Unique Data.
Pointer to ROM Data Structure.
ROM Data Structure Format.
ROM Signature.
Vendor ID field in ROM data structure.
Device ID in ROM data structure.
Pointer to Vital Product Data (VPD).
PCI Data Structure Length.
PCI Data Structure Revision.
Class Code.
Image Length.
Revision Level of Code/Data.
Code Type.
Indicator Byte.
Execution of Initialization Code.
Introduction to Open Firmware.
Universal Device Driver Format.
Passing Resource List to Plug-and-Play OS.
BIOS Calls Bus Enumerators For Different Bus Environments.
BIOS Selects Boot Devices and Finds Drivers For Them.
BIOS Boots Plug-and-Play OS and Passes Pointer to It.
OS Locates and Loads Drivers and Calls Init Code in Each.
Vital Product Data (VPD).
Moved From ROM to Configuration Space in 2.2.
VPD Implementation in 2.1 Spec.
Data Structure.

21. Add-in Cards and Connectors.

Add-In Connectors.
32- and 64-Bit Connectors.
32-Bit Connector.
Card Present Signals.
REQ64# and ACK64#.
64-Bit Connector.
3.3V and 5V Connectors.
Universal Card.
Shared Slot.
Riser Card.
Snoop Result Signals on Add-In Connector.
PME# and 3.3Vaux.
Add-In Cards.
3.3V, 5V and Universal Cards.
Long and Short Form Cards.
Small PCI (SPCI).
Component Layout.
Maintain Integrity of Boundary Scan Chain.
Card Power Requirement.
Maximum Card Trace Lengths.
One Load per Shared Signal.

22. Hot-Plug PCI.

The Problem.
The Solution.
No Changes to Adapter Cards.
Software Elements.
System Start Up.
Hardware Elements.
Attention Indicator and Optional Slot State Indicator.
Option-Power Fault Detector.
Option-Tracking System Power Usage.
Card Removal and Insertion Procedures.
On and Off States.
Definition of On and Off.
Turning Slot On.
Turning Slot Off.
Basic Card Removal Procedure.
Basic Card Insertion Procedure.
Quiescing Card and Driver.
Pausing a Driver (Optional).
Shared Interrupt Must Be Handled Correctly.
Quiescing a Driver That Controls Multiple Devices.
Quiescing a Failed Card.
Driver's Initial Accesses to Card.
Treatment of Device ROM.
Who Configures the Card?
Efficient Use of Memory and/or IO Space.
Slot Identification.
Physical Slot ID.
Logical Slot ID.
PCI Bus Number, Device Number.
Translating Slot IDs.
Card Sets.
The Primitives.
Issues Related to PCI RST#.
66MHz-Related Issues.
Power-Related Issues.
Slot Power Requirements.
Card Connected to Device with Separate Power Source.

23. Power Management.

Power Management Abbreviated ''PM'' in This Chapter.
PCI Bus PM Interface Specification-But First.
A Power Management Primer.
Basics of PC PM.
OnNow Design Initiative Scheme Defines Overall PM.
Current Platform Shortcomings.
No Cooperation Among System Components.
Add-On Components Do Not Participate in PM.
Current PM Schemes Fail Purposes of OnNow Goals.
Installing New Devices Still Too Hard.
Apps Generally Assume System Fully on at All Times.
System PM States.
Device PM States.
Definition of Device Context.
PM Event (PME) Context.
Device Class-Specific PM Specifications.
Default Device Class Specification.
Device Class-Specific PM Specifications.
Power Management Policy Owner.
In Windows OS Environment.
PCI Power Management vs. ACPI.
PCI Bus Driver Accesses PCI Configuration and PM Registers.
ACPI Driver Controls Non-Standard Embedded Devices.
Some Example Scenarios.
Scenario-Restore Function to Powered Up State.
Scenario-OS Wishes to Power Down Bus.
Scenario-Setup a Function-Specific System WakeUp Event.
PCI Bus PM Interface Specification.
Legacy PCI Devices-No Standard PM Method.
Device Support for PCI PM Optional.
Discovering Function's PM Capability.
Power Management-PCI Bus vs. PCI Function.
Bridge-Originating Device for a Secondary PCI Bus.
PCI Bus PM States.
Bus PM State vs. PM State of the PCI Functions on the Bus.
Bus PM State Transitions.
Function PM States.
D0 State-Full On.
D0 Uninitialized.
D0 Active.
D1 State-Light Sleep.
D2 State-Deep Sleep.
D3-Full Off.
D3Hot State.
D3Cold State.
Function PM State Transitions.
Detailed Description of PM Registers.
PM Capabilities (PMC) Register.
PM Control/Status (PMCSR) Register.
Data Register.
Determining Presence of Data Register.
Operation of the Data Register.
Multi-Function Devices.
PCI-to-PCI Bridge Power Data.
PCI-to-PCI Bridge Support Extensions Register.
Detailed Description of PM Events.
Two New Pins-PME# and 3.3Vaux.
What Is a PM Event?
Example Scenario.
Rules Associated with PME#'s Implementation.
Example PME# Circuit Design.
Can a Card with No Power Generate PME#?
Maintaining PME Context in D3cold State.
System May or May Not Supply 3.3Vaux.
3.3Vaux System Board Requirements.
3.3Vaux Card Requirements.
Card 3.3Vaux Presence Detection.
Problem: In B3 State, PCI RST# Signal Would Float.
OS Power Management Function Calls.
Get Capabilities Function Call.
Set Power State Function Call.
Get Power Status Function Call.
BIOS/POST Responsibilities at Startup.

24. PCI-to-PCI Bridge.

Scaleable Bus Architecture.
Example Systems.
Example One.
Example Two.
PCI-to-PCI Bridge: Traffic Director.
Latency Rules.
Configuration Registers.
Header Type Register.
Registers Related to Device ID.
Vendor ID Register.
Device ID Register.
Revision ID Register.
Class Code Register.
Bus Number Registers.
Primary Bus Number Register.
Secondary Bus Number Register.
Subordinate Bus Number Register.
Command Registers.
Command Register.
Bridge Control Register.
Status Registers.
Status Register (Primary Bus).
Secondary Status Register.
Introduction to Chassis/Slot Numbering Registers.
Address Decode-Related Registers.
Basic Transaction Filtering Mechanism.
Bridge Memory, Register Set and Device ROM.
Base Address Registers.
Expansion ROM Base Address Register.
Bridge's IO Filter.
Bridge Doesn't Support Any IO Space Behind Bridge.
Bridge Supports 64KB IO Space Behind Bridge.
Bridge Supports 4GB IO Space Behind Bridge.
Legacy ISA IO Decode Problem.
Some ISA Drivers Use Alias Addresses to Talk to Card.
Problem: ISA and PCI-to-PCI Bridges on Same PCI Bus.
PCI IO Address Assignment.
Effect of Setting the ISA Enable Bit.
Bridge's Memory Filter.
Determining If Memory Is Prefetchable or Not.
Supports 4GB Prefetchable Memory on Secondary Side.
Supports > 4GB Prefetchable Memory on Secondary.
Rules for Prefetchable Memory.
Bridge's Memory-Mapped IO Filter.
Cache Line Size Register.
Latency Timer Registers.
Latency Timer Register (Primary Bus).
Secondary Latency Timer Register.
BIST Register.
Interrupt-Related Registers.
Configuration Process.
Bus Number Assignment.
Chassis and Slot Number Assignment.
Problem: Adding/Removing Bridge Causes Buses to Be Renumbered.
If Buses Added/Removed, Slot Labels Must Remain Correct.
Definition of a Chassis.
Chassis/Slot Numbering Registers.
Slot Number Register (read-only).
Chassis Number Register (read/write).
Some Rules.
Three Examples.
Example One.
Example Two.
Example Three.
Address Space Allocation.
IRQ Assignment.
Display Configuration.
There May Be Two Display Adapters.
Identifying the Two Adapters.
The Adapters May Be on Same or Different Buses.
PCI-to-PCI Bridge State After Reset.
Non-VGA Graphics Controller (aka GFX) After Reset.
VGA Graphics Controller After Reset.
Effects of Setting VGA's Palette Snoop Bit.
Effects of Clearing GFX's Palette Snoop Bit.
Effects of Bridge's VGA-Related Control Bits.
Detecting and Configuring Adapters and Bridges.
Configuration and Special Cycle Filter.
Special Cycle Transactions.
Type 1 Configuration Transactions.
Type 0 Configuration Access.
Interrupt Acknowledge Handling.
PCI-to-PCI Bridge with Subtractive Decode Feature.
Interrupt Support.
Devices That Use Interrupt Traces.
Devices That Use MSI.
Buffer Management.
Handling of Memory Write and Invalidate Command.
Rules Regarding Posted Write Buffer Usage.
Multiple-Data Phase Special Cycle Requests.
Error Detection and Handling.
Handling Address Phase Parity Errors.
Address Phase Parity Error on Primary Side.
Address Phase Parity Error on Secondary Side.
Read Data Phase Parity Error.
Parity Error When Performing Read on Destination Bus.
Parity Error When Delivering Read Data to Originating Master.
Bad Parity on Prefetched Data.
Write Data Phase Parity Error.
Data Phase Parity Error on IO or Configuration Write.
Master Request Error.
Target Completion Error.
Parity Error on a Subsequent Retry.
Data Phase Parity Error on Posted Write.
Originating Bus Error-Pass It Along to Target.
Destination Bus Error.
Handling Master Abort.
Handling Target Abort.
Target Abort on Delayed Write Transaction.
Target Abort on Posted Write.
Discard Timer Timeout.
Handling SERR# on Secondary Side.

25. Transaction Ordering & Deadlocks.

Definition of Simple Device vs. a Bridge.
Simple Device.
Simple Devices: Ordering Rules and Deadlocks.
Ordering Rules For Simple Devices.
Deadlocks Associated with Simple Devices.
Scenario One.
Scenario Two.
Bridges: Ordering Rules and Deadlocks.
Bridge Manages Bi-Directional Traffic Flow.
Producer/Consumer Model.
General Ordering Requirements.
Only Memory Writes Posted.
Posted Memory Writes Always Complete in Order.
Writes Moving in Opposite Directions Have No Relationship.
Before Read Crosses Bridge, Memory Must Be Sync'd Up.
Posted Write Acceptance Cannot Depend on Master Completion.
Exception to the Rule-Master Has Locked Target.
Delayed Transaction Ordering Requirements.
Bridge Ordering Rules.
Rule 1-Ensures Posted Memory Writes Are Strongly-Ordered.
Rule 2-Ensures Just-Latched Read Obtains Correct Data.
Rule 3-Ensures DWR Not Done Until All Posted Writes Done.
Rule 4-Bi-Directional Posted Writes Done Before Read Data Obtained.
Rule 5-Avoids Deadlock Between Old and New Bridges.
Rule 6-Avoids Deadlock Between New Bridges.
Rule 7-Avoids Deadlock Between Old and New Bridges.
Locking, Delayed Transactions and Posted Writes.
Lock Passage Is Uni-Directional (Downstream-Only).
Once Locked, Bridge Only Permits Locking Master Access.
Actions Taken Before Allowing Lock to Traverse Bridge.
After Bridge Locked But Before Secondary Target Locked.
After Secondary Target Locked, No Secondary Side Posting.
Simplest Design-Bridge Reserved For Locking Master's Use.

26. The PCI BIOS.

Purpose of PCI BIOS.
OS Environments Supported.
286 Protected Mode (16:16).
386 Protected Mode (16:32).
Today's OSs Use Flat Mode (0:32).
Determining if System Implements 32-Bit BIOS.
Determining Services 32-Bit BIOS Supports.
Determining if 32-Bit BIOS Supports PCI BIOS Services.
Calling PCI BIOS.
PCI BIOS Present Call.

27. Locking.

2.2 Spec Redefined Lock Usage.
Scenarios That Require Locking.
EISA Master Initiates Locked Transaction Series Targeting Main Memory.
Processor Initiates Locked Transaction Series Targeting EISA Memory.
Possible Deadlock Scenario.
PCI Solutions: Bus and Resource Locking.
LOCK# Signal.
Bus Lock: Permissible but Not Preferred.
Resource Lock: Preferred Solution.
Determining Lock Mechanism Availability.
Establishing Lock.
Locked Bridge Cannot Accept Accesses From Either Side.
Unlocked Targets May Be Accessed by any Master on Same PCI Bus.
Access to Locked Target by Master Other than Owner: Retry.
Continuation and/or End of Locked Transaction Series.
Use of LOCK# with 64-Bit Addressing.
Locking and Delayed Transactions.
Summary of Locking Rules.
Implementation Rules for Masters.
Implementation Rules for Targets.

28. CompactPCI and PMC.

Why CompactPCI?
CompactPCI Cards Are PCI-Compatible.
Basic PCI/CompactPCI Comparison.
Basic Definitions.
Standard PCI Environment.
Passive Backplane.
Compatibility Glyphs.
Definition of a Bus Segment.
Physical Slot Numbering.
Logical Slot Numbering.
Connector Basics.
Introduction to Front and Rear-Panel IO.
Front-Panel IO.
Rear-Panel IO.
Introduction to CompactPCI Cards.
System Card.
32-Bit System Card.
64-Bit System Card.
ISA Bus Bridge.
Peripheral Cards.
32-Bit Peripheral Cards.
64-Bit Peripheral Card.
Design Rules.
Pin Numbering (IEC 1076 versus CompactPCI).
Connector Keying.
5V and 3.3V Cards.
Universal Cards.
32-Bit PCI Pinout (J1/P1).
64-Bit PCI Pinout (J2/P2).
Rear-Panel IO Pinouts.
System and Peripheral Card Design Rules.
Card Form Factors.
3U Cards.
6U Cards.
Non-PCI Signals.
System Card Implementation of IDSELs.
Resistors Required on a Card.
Series Resistors Required at the Connector Pin.
Resistor Required at Peripheral Card's REQ# Driver Pin.
Resistor Required at Each System Card Clock Driver Pin.
Resistor Required at System Card's GNT# Driver Pin.
Placement of Pull-Ups on System Card.
System Card Pull-Ups Required on REQ64# and ACK64#.
Bus Master Requires Pull-Up on GNT#.
Decoupling Requirements.
Peripheral Card Signal Stub Lengths.
32-Bit and 64-Bit Stub Lengths.
Clock Stub Length.
System Card Stub Lengths.
32-Bit and 64-Bit Stub Lengths.
Clock Routing.
Signal Loading.
Peripheral Card Signal Loading.
System Card Signal Loading.
Card Characteristic Impedance.
Connector Shielding.
Front Panel and Front Panel IO Connectors.
Backplane Design Rules.
3U Backplane.
6U Backplane.
Overall Backplane Width.
Overall Backplane Height.
Connector Keying.
System Slot Connector Population.
Peripheral Slot Connector Population.
Power Distribution.
Power Specifications.
Power Connections.
DEG# and FAL# Interconnect.
Power Decoupling.
Signaling Environment.
Clock Routing.
8-Slot Backplane.
7-Slot Backplane.
Backplane with Six or Fewer Slots.
Characteristic Impedance.
8-Slot Termination.
IDSEL Routing.
Backplane AD/IDSEL Interconnect.
REQ#/GNT# Routing.
Interrupt Line Routing.
Backplane Routing of PCI Interrupt Request Lines.
Backplane Routing of Legacy IDE Interrupt Request Lines.
Non-PCI Signals.
Geographical Addressing.
Backplane 64-Bit Support.
Treatment of SYSEN# Signal.
Treatment of M66EN Signal.
Rear-Panel IO Transition Boards.
Connectors Used for Rear-Panel IO.
Other Mechanical Issues.
Orientation Relative to Front-Panel CompactPCI Cards.
Connector Pin Labeling.
Connector P2 Rear-Panel IO Pinout.
Hot Swap Capability.
ENUM# Signal Added in CompactPCI 2.1 Spec.
Electrical Insertion/Removal Occurs in Stages.
Card Insertion Sequence.
Card Removal Sequence.
Separate Clock Lines Required.
Three Levels of Implementation.
Basic Hot-Swap.
Installing a New Card.
Removing a Card.
Full Hot-Swap.
High-Availability Hot-Swap.
Telecom-Related Issues Regarding Connector Keying.
PCI Mezzanine Cards (PMC).
Small Size Permits Attachment to CompactPCI Card.
Stacking Height and Card Thickness.
PMC Card's Connector Area.
Front-Panel Bezel.
The PMC Connector.
Mapping PMC Rear-Panel IO to 3U Rear-Panel IO.
Mapping PMC Rear-Panel IO to 6U Rear-Panel IO.

Appendix: Glossary of Terms.

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