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Name: Jorecar
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Age: 20s
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Date: Around 1999


Question:
What is EISA and ISA bus? What would the function of this bus to our pc Implementation of this bus?



Replies:
The Industry Standard Architecture bus is a PC expansion bus used for modems, video displays, speakers, and other peripherals. PCs with ISA commonly have some 8-bit and some 16-bit expansion slots. However, Extended Industry Standard Architecture expands these capabilities. An EISA bus extends the ISA bus from 16 bits to 32 bits, but can still be used to plug in ISA expansion cards.

Ken Weisner


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