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Re: pci compliant devices?
Cary Snyder wrote:
> The standard practice has been to list any device who's output drivers meet
> the PCI driver requirements. This results in some rather small devices being
> listed as "PCI compliant" even though it would be impractical or perhaps even
> impossible to implement a PCI interface in them. (This is considered something
> a user would figure out specific to the intended PCI application.) You can
> however implement a very simple "target" only PCI interface in some of the
> smaller devices that would in effect be 100% compliant to some version of the
> PCI specification.
> - Cary
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> Subject: pci compliant devices?
> The FPGA vendors, EPLD vendors say, their devices are
> PCI compliant. What do they mean? What is this compliance to PCI?
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For example, I am using a 30,000 gate FPGA that contains a PCI core design
which ensures that
it is "PCI compliant".
The compliance comes from the fact that the design is supposed to adhere to the
PCI protocol and
all signals meet the stringent PCI requirements when interfaced to the bus. The
vendors have a checklist
The PCI core in essence, will "guide" the interface design when routing the chip
to make sure that all timing
parameters are met. My design is a PCI target only, but it could bus master