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Old 02-19-2010, 01:04 PM   #1
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Hobbyist PCI design for linux


Hi all,

I am trying to put together an educational project. The goal of the project is to get familiar with:
1) PCI board design
2) linux device driver design

I know this is a big project. I have the time to invest in this endeavor.

I am having a hard time gathering any information regarding PCI board design to start with. Everything seems to be designed using IP cores from a multitude of companies.

Is there any way to go around this gap? How can I get a hold of a "sample" PCI reference design that will not require licensing?

Thank you all for any information.
 
Old 02-19-2010, 03:02 PM   #2
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Google .. pci board layout ..

http://www.pericom.com/pdf/applications/AN044.pdf

http://www.pcisig.com/developers/mai...d08b469f57e5f1
( pci express )

http://www.interfacebus.com/PCI_Card_Dimensions.html

http://pinouts.ru/Slots/PCI_pinout.shtml

Licencing : Probably none. The chip vendors will often provide
design examples to make it as easy as possible for the costumers
( EDIT : customers ) to use their components.
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Good luck .. .. ..
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:36 PM   #3
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The chip vendors will often provide
design examples to make it as easy as possible for the costumers
to use their components.
Theatrical electronics?!
 
Old 02-20-2010, 05:51 AM   #4
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@ catkin : My understanding : a costumer is a person or
a company, who buys something ( from a vendor, etc.)

1) A modern dictionary : costumer ..
http://www.english-test.net/toeic/vo...efinitions.php
> client; buyer; person who buys a product or service

2) Webster 1972: costum´er: makes, sells, rents costumes.(Theatre).

3) The 'Oxford Advanced... 1994' : No word = "costumer".
But : costumier : makes, sells, rents costumes.(Theatre).
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4) .. word costumer origin ..
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-...d-a-client.htm
"".. the origin of the word "customer" dates back to the
Middle English of the 1400s and is related to the word
"customs" as ways of doing things.""
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EDIT ..
P.S. : Sorry for the typos costumer / customer.
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:34 AM   #5
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Hello knudfl

Sorry -- I thought "costumer" was a typo and enjoyed it so much I pointed it out for others to enjoy. Costumers are, in general, so far removed from electronics components that the imagined scene was amusing -- "Be a darling and pass the dress pins, would you? Oh, by the way the new MOSFETs came today".

AFAIK "costumer" only has the meaning of a person making or supplying costumes. I had hoped that "costumer" might be an alternative spelling of "customer" but could find no evidence for it. I searched both linked pages for costumer but did not find ... ?

They derive from unrelated roots: costume and custom. A "customer" was thus not someone who buys things but a regular, habitual patron of a shop or business; it's current meaning has changed.

The wonderful word "costermonger" (which sounds vaguely similar) has nothing to do with either "costume" or "custom" but derives from "costard", an old type of apple.
 
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Yes, you are right, I seem to have a couple of typos.
Getting too old .. No more proofreading ..


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