bus mastering


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bus mastering

bus mastering

A bus design that allows the peripheral controllers (plug-in boards) to access the computer's memory independently of the CPU. It allows data transfers to take place between the peripheral device and memory while the CPU is performing other tasks.
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Powered by high speed PCI bus mastering, scatter-gather technology, and double buffering, the I-Series supports 120+ MB/second sustained PCI bus transfers to accommodate the most demanding video streaming applications.
The modules also provide an electrical PCI interface with full bus mastering capability for easy connection to host systems and efficient transmission of packetized data to and from the host processor's local memory.
Powered by high speed PCI bus mastering, scatter-gather technology, and double buffering, I-Color MV supports 120+ MB/second sustained PCI bus transfers to accommodate the most demanding video streaming applications.