.::Interconnection Structures::.

  • Three basic types of modules that communicate with each other are:
  • The collection of paths connecting these various modules is called the interconnection structure.

  • The interconnection structure supports the following types of transfers.
  • The most common interconnecting structures are the bus and various multiple-bus structures.

  • The Pentium uses the Peripheral Component Interconnect. PCI was an local bus and designed to be independent of the microprocessor design.