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Overview of Intel’s next-generation BIOS architecture

Apr 28, 2004 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

This whitepaper provides an interesting and informative overview of the architecture, benefits, and features of the Platform Innovation Framework for Extensible Firmware Interface, a modular, platform-independent method of implementing boot and other BIOS functions.

The “Framework,” developed by Intel, is driver-based, enabling binary-linking of modules; and it is C-based, clean, scalable, and modular, allowing it to support diverse processor architectures — such as Intel's IA-32, Itanium, and XScale — within a single source tree.

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