MiniPCI to x1 PCIe Adapter, 12" (Host)
The Amfeltec SKU-037-01 MiniPCI to PCI Express Adapter is designed to expand a modern motherboard and add one x1 PCI bus to it. This adapter allows the connection of one standard x1 PCI Express add-in board to any motherboard’s 124-pin MiniPCI connector.
This set comes complete with one MiniPCI Host card, one x1 PCI Express adapter board, and one 304mm (12") flexible PCI Express cable. The MiniPCI host card is connected to the 124-pin MiniPCI connector of the host computer’s motherboard. The PCI Express adapter board is connected to the host card with the help of the Flex PCI Express cable and the expansion x1 PCI Express adapter board can be connected to the standard PCI Express connector on the PCI Express adapter board.
The versatile nature of the connection allows positioning of expansion PCI Express add-in boards away from the MiniPCI host card or around any peripherals inside the computer chassis. The PCI adapter comes with two mounting holes that allow the backplane to be mounted securely inside the computer chassis. In addition, the PCI Express adapter board features two support tabs that provide mechanical stabilization to the add-in PCI Express expansion board (US Patent 7,255,570). This adapter circuit draws power from the host board.
Plug 'n' Play
One of the best features of this adapter is that it supports Plug-and-Play operation and works right out of the box without any software installation on the computer. The surface-mounted LEDs on the MiniPCI Host card indicate PCI Express Link status along with the "PRESENT" status of the expansion PCI Express add-in card.
The power (12V and 3.3V) for the downstream board is supplied via a female PCI Express connector which is located on the PCI Express adapter board. Power for this adapter (3.3V) is derived from the motherboard via the host board.
- MiniPCI Host board (1)
- 304mm (12") PCI Express flat cable (1)
- x1 PCI Express adapter board (1)
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