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Hardware Documentation - Busses

Listed here are just some of the busses that NetBSD users and hackers might find interesting. If a listed bus doesn't have a link, that means we don't currently have any interesting material on the subject. If you find a link that could be handy, please let us know!

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  • ADB - Apple Desktop Bus

  • ATA - AT Attachment (evolution of ISA/IDE)

  • DEBI - Main interface card bus on Acorn RiscPC and similar machines.

  • EISA - Extended Industry Standard Architecture

  • HP-IB - Hewlett-Packard Interface Bus

  • IC - Philips IC

  • IEEE1394 - Firewire, i.Link

  • ISA - Industry Standard Architecture

  • Maple Bus - Connects SEGA Dreamcast to controllers, memory cards, and other peripherals

  • Massbus - DEC, used in VAX 700 series machines

  • MCA - MicroChannel Architecture

  • NuBus - Apple's NuBus

  • PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect

  • PDS - Apple's 'Processor-Direct Slot'

  • Q-bus - Used in PDP, VAX, and some DECstation boxes

  • SCSI - Small Computer System Interface

  • Sbus - Sun Sbus

  • SDI - Standard Drive Interconnect

  • TurboChannel - DEC, used in VAXstations, DECstations, and Alphas

  • Unibus - DEC, used in VAX 700 series machines

  • USB - Universal Serial Bus

  • VAXBI - DEC, used in VAX 6000 and 8000 series

  • VL-Bus - VESA Local Bus (evolution of ISA, initially for faster video)

  • VME - VMEbus

  • XMI - DEC, used in VAX 6000, 7000, 9000, and 10000 series

  • Zorro - Commodore's Amiga bus