PCIe/104 Adapter Supports Two or Four PCIe Sockets

ACCES I/O Products’ 104e-mPCIe family of PCIe/104 adapter boards allow users to install PCI Express Mini Cards (mPCIe) into emerging and existing PCIe/104 embedded systems. This promises to be a lower cost and extremely flexible alternative to existing PCIe/104 I/O boards. The company’s full industrial/military line of mPCIe products includes isolated DAQ, serial, analog, digital I/O (TTL, LVTTL, relay, FET), USB, Ethernet, and quadrature cards. Up to four different mPCIe cards can now be installed on one PCIe/104 board without compromising size or ruggedness.

The 104e-mPCIe boards are Type 1 or Type 2 PCIe/104 carrier boards designed to support up to four PCI Express mini cards, in either half or full lengths. The Advanced model converts one PCIe x1 lane from the PCIe/104 stack into four mPCIe sockets, while the standard version converts four PCIe x1 lanes from the stack into four mPCIe sockets. In addition, the board supports up to two mSATA devices (via dip-switch selection—Type 2 only), and all four sockets support USB, SMBus, and wireless mPCIe devices—including per socket micro-SIM, for cellular (WAN) use.

Available accessories include a wide variety of PCI Express Mini Cards and various mounting hardware. Customization options include conformal coating, custom configurations (MCOTS), software, product labeling, and more. 104e-mPCIe Family features include:

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  • Advanced model converts one PCIe x1 lane from the stack into four PCI Express Mini Card sockets
  • Standard version converts four PCIe x1 lanes from the stack into four PCI Express Mini Card sockets
  • Supports half and full-size mPCIe cards, for use in a Type 1 or Type 2 PCIe/104 stack
  • All four sockets support USB, SMBUS, micro-SIM, as well as PCI Express signals
  • mSATA devices supported on two sockets (Type 2)
  • Powered from the PCIe/104 stack +5V rail, no 12V needed
  • 2mm standoffs integrated into design for easy installation, hardware included
  • RoHS and industrial temp (-40°C to 85°C) standard
  • Compatible with top or bottom stacking SBCs for added flexibility
  • Optional OneBank connector compatible with PCIe/104 OneBank SBCs

In terms of software, no driver installation is required for the 104e-mPCIe. Applicable software is determined by mPCIe cards being used. Every ACCES mPCIe card comes with complete Windows and Linux software packages including drivers, samples (in C#, VC, and Delphi) and utility programs.

In addition to the sample programs, the API works with virtually every Windows program, from spreadsheets to LabVIEW and MATLAB, and everything includes full source code and register-level documentation. Embedded OS support includes DOS, XPe, WES7, WES8, IoT, and VxWorks. For more details, checkout the datasheet

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