> You all might have noticed that the NEC chip has built-in EISA
> support. That does not mean that we have to use EISA as our bus
> system. The chip also provides a nearly complete 386 bus, so it
> shouldn't be a problem to add some ISA chips.
EISA is a pretty good bus, something like 6 times the bandwidth of ISA.
Isn't it completely upward compatible from ISA (i.e. we can use it just
like a ISA bus).
I certainly wouldn't object to an EISA bus on the riscy board, and if
the ARC chips support it it's practically free.
I believe the ARC 100 manufacturing kits include plans for 3 EISA boards
Etherenet/serial, audio/mouse, and video. Whether we we use any of those
would just be a price/performance decision.
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