The Flexible MiniPCI to PCI Express Bus Adapter (Adapter) was designed to convert a standard MiniPCI bus into a PCI Express bus. It allows you to connect a x1 PCI Express add-in board to a motherboard that has a standard 124-pin MiniPCI connector.
The adapter includes a MiniPCI host board, x1 PCIe (x4 PCIe is optional) adapter board and a PCI Express flat cable.
The x1 PCI Express adapter board has a standard PCI express x1 connector for plugging in the x1 PCI Express expansion board (downstream). The MiniPCI host board connects to the motherboard MiniPCI connector. The PCI Express flat cable (12 inches) is used for connecting the host board and the x1 PCI Express adapter, and it provides a flexible connection between the x1 PCI Express add-in board and the motherboard.
The power (12V and 3.3V) for the downstream board is supplied via a female PCI Express connector which is placed on the PCI Express adapter board. Power for the x1 PCI Express adapter board is supplied via a 4-pin power connector. Depending on the x1 PCI Express adapter board type, it can use different power sources:
— cable from the MiniPCI host board (3.3V only)
— a standard ATX power supply (12V and 5V)
— an external power supply (12V)
The x1 PCI Express adapter board has mounting holes for its mechanical fixation inside the computer chassis (embedded computer), and support tabs for mechanical stabilization of an add-in PCI Express expansion board (US Patent 7,255,570).
- Easy Plug-and-Play installation
- Compliant with PCI Express and MiniPCI specifications
- LEDs for displaying downstream PCI Express link status
- LEDs for displaying PCI Express add-in board’s ”PRESENT” status
- Support tabs for mechanical stabilization of add-in PCI Express boards (US Patent 7,255,570)
- RoHS compliant
STANDARD PACKAGE INCLUDES
- MiniPCI Host board
- x1 PCI Express Adapter board (optional – x4 PCIe board)
- PCI Express flat cable
- SKU-037-01 – Flexible MiniPCI to PCI Express Bus Adapter (power from host board)
- SKU-037-02 – Flexible MiniPCI to PCI Express Bus Adapter (power from ATX power supply)
- SKU-037-03 – Flexible MiniPCI to PCI Express Bus Adapter (power from standard ATX psu or external 12V psu) (x1 PCIe adapter board)
- SKU-037-13 – Flexible MiniPCI to PCI Express Bus Adapter (power from standard ATX psu or external 12V psu) (x4 PCIe adapter board)