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3U cPCI to PCI 4 Slot Adapter



The PCI-Adapter is a carrier board, allowing the operation of any standard (desktop) PCI card in a CompactPCI® system. The PCI-Adapter acts as a PCI bridge, providing an electrically and mechanically optimized interface between PCI and CompactPCI® system. Our adapters include a PCI Bridge. Some competitor products do not provide a PCI bridge, thus reducing adapter costs by tolerating a violation of the PCI specs. Overall PCI compatibility however is a must in order to achieve total system reliability. Please bear these facts in mind, when comparing prices of PCI-Adapters. All modern operating systems can treat a PCI bridge in a plug and play manner meaning that the bridge remains virtually transparent, as if the PCI component(s) behind the bridge on the secondary PCI bus were part of the primary PCI bus. Using the PCI-Adapter/bridge allows standard PCI boards to work in a CompactPCI® system is both a reliable technical solution, and a smart economical decision. The PCI-Adapter frees the system integrator from the need of a redesign of PCI cards already available to the CompactPCI® standard. This is a great advantage, especially when time to market is critical, or the number of systems to be built is limited, or the function to be implemented has fast innovation cycles.

Four Slot PCI to 3U CompactPCI Adapter:

The BRIDGE design permits up to 4 standard (160x106mm) PCI cards to be inserted in a single CompactPCI® slot. The adapter covers 6 additional CompactPCI® slots for a total of 28HP width. Even long PCI cards can be easily inserted in the ruggedized expansion unit if the left slot in the backplane is used. Additional drivers are not needed. The PCI devices are detected by standard PCI BIOS with BIOS extension. The controlled impedance layout design guarantees optimized reliability.

  • 3U, 7 slot (28HP) width
  • 32-bit PCI bridge with INTEL® 21152 (33 MHz)
  • Full plug-and-play support
  • Automatic voltage adaptation to 3.3 V / 5 V backplane V(I/O)
  • PCI card preset to 5 V (I/O) (3.3 V on request)
  • Supply voltage for bridge operation of 5 V (single) from backplane
  • LED indicators for all voltages (internal)
  • All operating voltages are looped through from the backplane to the PCI bus
  • Prepared for additional external input with 6.3x0.8 Faston quick-connect terminals
  • Simple adaptation to different interrupt tables by means of jumpers
  • JTAG support
  • Suitable for industrial use thanks to rugged components
  • EMC-compliant design
  • Specifications: PCI 2.1, PICMG 2.0 R2.1 / R3.0
  • Temperature/Humidity
    • Temperature Range 0-60C
    • Relative Humidity Range 5-90% non-condensing
  • 2 year limited warranty



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