DMA Controller is a peripheral core for microprocessor systems. It controls data transfer between the main memory and the external systems with limited. Microprocessor & Interfacing. Lecture DMA Controller ECS DEPARTMENT. DRONACHARYA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING. The DMA controller temporarily borrows the address bus, data bus and control bus from the microprocessor and transfers the data directly from the external.

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Like the firstit is augmented with four controller registers. The transfer continues until end of process EOP either internal or external is activated which will trigger terminal count TC to the card. This page was last edited on 21 Mayat Because the memory-to-memory DMA mode operates by transferring a byte from the source memory location to an internal temporary 8-bit register in the and then from the temporary register to the destination memory location, this mode could not be used for bit memory-to-memory DMA, as the temporary register is not large enough.

Consequently, a limitation on these machines is that the DMA controllers with their companion address “page” extension registers only can address 16 MiB of memory, according to the original design oriented around the CPU, which itself has this same addressing limitation. The operates in four different modes, depending upon the number of bytes transferred per cycle and number 8273 ICs used:. For every transfer, the counting register is decremented and address is incremented or decremented depending on programming.

Each channel is capable of addressing a full 64k-byte section of memory and can transfer up to 64k bytes with a single programming.


Introduction of -DMA

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Although this device may not appear as a discrete component in 8273 personal computer systems, it does appear within system controller chip sets. Views Read Edit View history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

8237 DMA Controller

DMA transfers on any channel still cannot cross a 64 KiB boundary. This happens without any CPU intervention. As a member of the Intel MCS device family, the is an 8-bit device with bit addressing.

In general, it loses any overall speed benefit associated with DMA, but it may be necessary if a peripheral requires to be accessed by DMA due to either demanding timing requirements or hardware interface inflexibility. This technique is called “bounce buffer”.

Retrieved from ” https: The IBM PC and PC XT controlleer machine types and have an CPU and an 8-bit system bus architecture; the latter interfaces directly to thebut the has a bit address bus, so four additional 4-bit address latches, one for each DMA channel, are added alongside the to augment the address counters. In auto initialize mode the address and count values are restored upon reception of an end of process EOP signal. For dontroller, the Xma ISP integrated system peripheral controller has two DMA internal controllers programmed almost exactly like the It is used to repeat the last transfer.

However, because these external latches are separate from the address counters, they are never automatically incremented or decremented during DMA operations, making it impossible to perform a DMA operation across a 64 KiB address boundary.


In an AT-class PC, all eight of the address augmentation registers are 8 bits wide, so that full bit addresses—the size of the address bus—can be specified. The channel 0 Current Address register is the source for the data transfer and channel 1 and the transfer terminates when Current Word Count register becomes 0. At the end of transfer an auto initialize will occur configured to do so.

Auto-initialization may be programmed in this mode.

Memory-to-memory transfer can be performed. So that it can address bit words, controlper is connected to the address bus in such a way that it counts even addresses 0, 2, 4, Cntroller single mode only one byte is transferred per request. Additionally, memory-to-memory bit DMA would require use of channel 4, conflicting with its use to cascade the that handles the 8-bit DMA channels. For this mode of transfer, the width of the data bus is essentially immaterial to the as long as it is connected to a data bus at least coontroller bits wide, for programming the registers.

The is capable of DMA transfers at rates of up to 1. The is a four-channel device that can be expanded to include any number of DMA channel inputs.

When the counting register reaches zero, the terminal count TC signal is sent to the card. This means data can be transferred from one memory device to another memory device.