What does ESCD mean?
The Extended System Configuration Data ( ESCD) is a specification for configuring x86 computers of the ISA PNP era. The specification was developed by Compaq, Intel and Phoenix Technologies. It consists of a method for storing configuration information in nonvolatile BIOS memory and three BIOS functions for working with that data.
What is the size of ESCD data?
The ESCD data is stored using the data serialization format used for EISA. Its data starts with the “ACFG” signature in ASCII. PCI configuration can also be stored in ESCD, using virtual slots. Typical storage usage for ESCD data is 2–4 KB
What is the use of ESCD in BIOS?
It contains information about ISA PnP devices is stored. It is used by the BIOS to allocate resources for devices like expansion cards. The ESCD data is stored using the data serialization format used for EISA. Its data starts with the “ACFG” signature in ASCII.