Patent Number: 7,103,703

Title: Back to back connection of PCI host bridges on a single PCI bus

Abstract: Duplicate PCI bridge devices are configured for synchronous initializations based on shared initialization signals. A first of the PCI bridge devices is configured to rely on bus arbitration performed by the second PCI bridge device. The first PCI bridge device also is configured for modifying an address of a data transaction received via a PCI bus, and forwarding the data transaction with the modified address to the second PCI bridge device via a link distinct from the PCI bus.

Inventors: Reeves; Richard W. (Westboro, MA), Hypher; Austen John (Newton, MA), Workman; David John (Westborough, MA)

Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 13/00 (20060101); G06F 13/42 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018