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RE: is there a market for this?
There are ATM cards on the level of OC3/OC12 for PCI, SBus... But they have usually their own i960 for SAR functions and originate a interupt only when have cell to transfer over internal bus, not with every byte accepted on input. ---------- Od: Raymond Wong[SMTP:email@example.com] Odesláno: 21. července 1997 18:44 Komu: firstname.lastname@example.org Předmět: Re: is there a market for this? The discrepancy is caused by the same limitation that allows the old PC-ISA bus to handle a theoretical 8(?16?)) Mbytes, but start to choke long before a rs232 serial port reaches 115kbps. It's not the processor or the bus, it's the number of interrupts the serial connection is generating. Move away from interrupts, increase the amount of data per interrupt, or whatever, and the limits increase. Doing it at the T level on PCI is just a matter of scale from the 232 level on old PCs with ISA. Discussing raw bandwidth just misses the point. That's my immediate reaction, anyway. Does anyone actually know better how this all works, or are we going to read another 3 days of hearsay?