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0201409968
Author:
MindShare Inc.,Don Anderson,Tom Shanley
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Addison-Wesley Professional; 3 edition (April 17, 1995)
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544 pages
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ISA System Architecture by Tom Shanley and Don Anderson does not disappoint. It covers a lot of material relating to how the 80286 and 80386 operate. own to the electrical PIN and signal levels.

ISA System Architecture by Tom Shanley and Don Anderson does not disappoint. As a bonus, the book lives up to its name by giving a detailed overview of the ISA system bus after the introduction to basic-x86 goodness. I didn’t stress out about this since I was more interested in learning at a high level, how the old ISA PC system architecture worked. I guess it’s kind of strange in that for 2/3-rds of the book, it was mostly material on the classic x86 architecture and not much about ISA until Part 3 (chapters 16–24). Hey, that’s ok - more x86 studying, the better.

He has authored 14 books covering various aspects of computer hardware and system design

Book currently Out of Stock, please call 1-575-373-0336 for more info. In the course of his career, he has trained thousands of engineers in hardware and software design. He has authored 14 books covering various aspects of computer hardware and system design. Topics include system architectures, parallel bus technologies, serial bus technologies, and processor architectures.

ISA System Architecture describes the hardware architecture of ISA (Industry Standard Architecture), providing a clear, concise explanation of an ISA system in detail

ISA System Architecture describes the hardware architecture of ISA (Industry Standard Architecture), providing a clear, concise explanation of an ISA system in detail. The authors provide a comprehensive treatment of the bus including: -bus cycles -addressing -I/O -RAM, ROM, and cache memory -cache architectures -decode and reset logic -interrupts -system kernel -bus mastering -DMA -RTC and configuration RAM If you design or test. hardware or software that involves ISA, ISA System Architecture is an essential, time-saving tool.

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An invaluable tool and reference on ISA architecture and time reading it is time well spent. You might just end up wondering how you ever got along without it! -David Greenberg, Dell Computer Corporation ISA System Architecture describes the hardware architecture of ISA (Industry Standard Architecture), providing a clear, concise explanation of an ISA system in detail. The authors provide a comprehensive treatment of the bus including: bus cycles addressing I/O RAM, ROM, and cache memory cache architectures decode and reset logic interrupts system kernel bus mastering DMA RTC and configuration RAM If you design or test hardware or software that involves ISA, ISA 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 programmers perspective the architecture, features, and operations of systems built using one particular type of chip or hardware specification.
  • Hugifyn
am quite fond of studying old computer architectures. I had picked up ISA System Architecture because I wanted to get a deeper understanding on the O.G. x86 architecture from the 8086 to the 80386 days.

ISA System Architecture by Tom Shanley and Don Anderson does not disappoint. It covers a lot of material relating to how the 80286 and 80386 operates… down to the electrical PIN and signal levels. As a bonus, the book lives up to its name by giving a detailed overview of the ISA system bus after the introduction to basic-x86 goodness.

I would say that this is one of the de-facto books to have for any sort of engineer — be it computer, electrical or even software engineer to read. It has a bit of everything for everyone. As a software engineer, a bit of the electrical engineering concepts presented by the book such as the pin assertions and cycle-for-cycle analysis down to the pulse level was quite hard to follow. I didn’t stress out about this since I was more interested in learning at a high level, how the old ISA PC system architecture worked.

I guess it’s kind of strange in that for 2/3-rds of the book, it was mostly material on the classic x86 architecture and not much about ISA until Part 3 (chapters 16–24). Hey, that’s ok — more x86 studying, the better. ;)

I learned quite a bit actually…

I finally learned the true difference between real mode and protected mode. These are terms I heard my whole life, but never had a true grasp of the significance.

I learned about bus cycles and had a clearer picture of the typical legacy x86 block diagram. Think — single entry point. Bus engine is the one that controls the interfacing between the CPU and overall memory and IO subsystem.

It was absolute FUN learning about the differences between the 80386SX and 80386DX. If I were to go back to 1986 and I had to buy a new computer — I would definitely just save some money and buy an 80386SX, simply because 16 MB of memory would have been WAAAY more than enough for me. ;)

Basic cache principles such as spatial and temporal locality. I already had knowledge about this from my classical CS education in University, but it was nice to get a basic refresher.

Side note above — knowing the difference between write-through and write-back cache coherency policies was quite useful back in the day. I believe the 80486 had two versions of the CPU made simply due to cache policy. If you had a write-back cache 486, you would have technically had the “faster” 486.

Basic boot process of an x86 CPU and how it interfaces between the ISA system bus.

ROM and RAM principles.

OH! And virtual memory was starting to take off around this time. Nice to see paging explained in the 80386 context.
Did you know that the BIOS is copied from ROM to shadow RAM? It’s because ROM is so slow and copying the data to shadow RAM would allow quicker access to the boot programs.

Checksum verification for the BIOS in older ISA systems is interesting! The programmer simply just needs to store the last byte of the last instruction in boot ROM and then when adding all bytes into an 8-bit value during checksum, a wrap-around is expected to occur. This wrap-around and the last byte stored is then expected to be evaluated to 0 after subtraction to get an overall validation of the program. Wow.

Basic x86 assembly introduction — like 2 pages worth… This got me interested in picking up x86 assembly again.
The list goes on and on… but basically I read this book for the random trivia and knowledge for a stepping stone into more (potentially) material later for future projects.

Now, this book isn’t for anyone who is interested in learning MODERN PC architectures. A lot of the material in this book is very out of date and probably wouldn’t be useful for anyone wanting to study modern x86 — simply because x86 has evolved so much since then… (think RISC-backend)… But for a nice quick historical overview this book is an absolute casual read.

If you do not have much of an electrical engineering or computer engineering background like me, I think the mindset you should be going into reading this book is that you should not feel pressured to understand everything in here if all you are concerned about is software and how software interfaced with the hardware contextually for the time. If you go into that mode of thinking, I’m sure this book will be appreciated.
  • Via
This book lays all the groundwork necessary for people who want to learn computer hardware. Especially, it teachs you the basic knowledge you need for all subsequent Mindshare books in PC Architecture Series. The book partitions its content into several parts:

1. CPU: how the CPU fetchs the instructions from memory, and how the CPU process and stores the data inside its registers.

2. INTERFACE: how the CPU communicates with the rest of the peripherals on the motherboard.

3. MEMORY: how the system memory, cache memory and ROM works. Among other things, the book explains the refresh cycle in the sytem memory, the algorithm of the cache controller and ROM self checking for errors.

3. ISA BUS: Among other things, the book examines every single line of ISA bus, the Interrupt, DMA, Timers and Numeric Coprocessors.

Because this book is about ISA bus, the only CPU described in details are the 8086, 8088, 286 and 386. Eventhough these CPUs are old and nobody use ISA bus anymore, you will need to understand them before you can learn more advanced CPU and system bus, such as Pentium 4 and PCI bus. The prerequisite to read this book is a solid understanding of Digital Logic Design, especially the Hex number, decoder, mux, flip flop, latch and state machine.
  • lets go baby
Just completed the book. Excellent coverage of the ISA Bus -- from the hardware as well as software point of view.
Book also covers the peripheral support chips (8237,8259, etc) that are attached to the Bus -- as well as the operating
modes of various x86 processors.
Definetly geared towards Operating System Developers.
  • Mariwyn
If you have to deal with a single board computer, for industrial applications, is a book that helps you connecting your applications to the digital world.
  • OwerSpeed
Don't let the fact that this is ISA System Architecture deter you from reading this book. Although the ISA BUS is seldom used, the Legacy devices/functions are still in use today.
This book was Very useful to to me for gaining a base level of understanding system architecture. In general, the PC architecture builds upon it's predecessor. This book will give you the foundation needed to progress to the next level and so on.
It is important for me to note that there appear to be two (2) distinct writing styles in this book. One of the authors explains in great detail before and during a subject and the other is somewhat vague at times in defining and explaining his subjects.
However, regardless of the two writing styles, If you bring your thinking cap, scratch paper,and a desire to learn, this book will teach you what you need to move forward.
I Highly recommend this book.
It should also be noted that the reader should have a GOOD understanding of PC's from an integration,troubleshooting, and repair standpoint. (A+ certification knowledge)OR experience in Assembly/ 'C' language. This will make it easier to understand and put you in the right frame of mind.
Enjoy.
  • Fordrelis
On the whole I found this book very informative, and a good starting point for anyone interested in understanding the ISA bus system and memory, I/O interaction.
I feel that I will need to follow up now with further technical documentation to successfully design the custom I/O cards I require.
Although I very much enjoyed the book, I found that at times, it was presented in terms too simplistic for the majority of the engineering community. Areas that could have been eliminated are, (AND, OR, NOT) logic interpretations in every chapter and the duplication of efforts in describing the 8086 to the 80286 to the 80386, etc.
Things that I did feel useful are the flow charts, timing diagrams, and block descriptions of each of the larger logic segments.
William Kamienik Pittsburgh, PA.