Re: what does "host bridge" mean?
From: Robert Wessel (robertwessel2_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 10 Aug 2004 18:44:15 -0700
John Black <email@example.com> wrote in message news:<41191BF6.FE76CE3C@eed.com>...
> I am looking into some PCI document for the development board I have, in
> PCI section it mentions a lot a word, "host bridge", what exactly does
> this mean? Google only gives me a bunch of products, I want to know
> where I can find the terminlogy explanation.
The "Host Bridge" is what connects the tree of PCI busses (which are
internally connected with PCI-to-PCI Bridges) to the rest of the
system. Usually the processor(s) and memory are on the "other" side
of the Host Bridge.
On typical PC implementations, this function is embedded in the North