Reduce System Costs By Integrating PCI Interface Functions Into CPLDs
Many of today's PCI bus interfaces are implemented using ASSPs. However, the most common functions of PCI target interfaces can be implemented at lower costs using CPLDs, resulting in cost savings and potential reductions in board space. These benefits are readily available via complete, easy-to-use PCI interface solutions. Expansion buses are connections that allow peripheral controllers to use system resources, such as hard disks, memory and I/O space, and audio/video hardware. The PCI bus is the most commonly used expansion bus. It provides a shared data path between the CPU and peripheral controllers in a wide range of electronic systems.