VESA Local Bus

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VESA Local Bus

(hardware, standard)
(VL, VLB) A local bus defined by the Video Electronics Standards Association, mostly used in personal computers based on the Intel 486. See also PCI.
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Minimum system requirements suggested for use with 3D Blaster for 486-based systems include, IBM-compatible PC VESA VL bus, 486-DX2 running at 66 MHz, 8 MB RAM and Windows 3.
1-inch TFT color screen with 640 x 480 resolution, 32-bit VL bus video graphics accelerator, 1MB EDO DRAM, the Libretto AccuPoint pointing device, one type II PC Card slot and one serial infrared port.
available in both the PCI and VL bus configurations;
developed by Intel Corporation that is replacing VL bus as the
The ARK1000PV and ARK2000PV support both PCI and VL bus systems designs, as well as 1-, 2-, or 4 Megabyte display memory sizes.
In the settlement, Dell agreed not to enforce its patent against manufacturers who use the VL Bus design.
While 3D Blaster is designed to support both the popular VL and PCI bus, the company is first targeting the largest installed base of systems -- the 486-based PC with VL bus.
The BIOS provides complete PCI and VL bus compatibility as well as downward video mode compatibility.
For $2,160 AMBRA offers a system that features a 100MHz Blue Lightning processor, 16KB of onboard L1 cache, 8MB of RAM (expandable to 64MB), a 540MB IDE hard drive, an integrated local bus graphics accelerator with 1MB (expandable to 2MB of DRAM), an integrated local bus IDE hard drive controller, four 16-bit ISA and one 32-bit VL bus slots, a 3.
The VL local bus standard alleviates the problem by giving peripheral chips access to the full CPU bandwidth through the high-capacity VL bus.
The Vision968 complies with the Green PC VESA Display Power Management Signaling (DPMS) protocol, interfaces to either the PCI local bus or the VL bus and is fully compatible with VGA and SVGA.