peripheral bus


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peripheral bus

Also known as an "input/output bus" or "I/O bus," it is the data pathway that connects peripheral devices to the CPU. The PCI and USB busses are commonly used in PCs. ISA, EISA, VL-bus and Micro Channel busses were used in earlier PCs. Contrast with system bus. See bus and PC data buses.
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Cabled PCIe has the most potential to be the next-generation peripheral bus for servers, desktops, and laptops.
The AXI-to-APB3 bridge and fabric provides a seamless interface between the high-speed AXI bus and the APB3 peripheral bus. The AXI-to-APB3 bridge and fabric is backward-compatible with the APB 2.0 protocol and supports all existing APB-based peripherals.

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