PCI Express Mini Card Products (mPCIe)

PCI Express Mini Card Products (mPCIe)

HIGH PERFORMANCE PCI EXPRESS MINI DATA ACQUISITION AND CARD PRODUCTS

PCI Express Mini Card, commonly abbreviated as mPCIe, or Mini PCIe, is a newer form-factor for PCI Express devices. Designed with the older Mini PCI standard in mind they are the same basic form-factor (commonly used in small-form-factor devices like laptops and other portables) but lack the retention clips of Mini PCI. Unlike the original PCI Express bus, Mini PCIe provides both the standard PCI Express and USB 2.0 signals, allowing flexibility in peripheral design. The standard is highly suitable for industrial automation and test in vehicle, mobile, or any other shock / vibration sensitive application.

mPCIe was originally developed for adding wireless features to notebook computers, isolating the notebooks’ logic board design cycles from the ever-evolving Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular specifications. Unlike its predecessor the PCI Mini Card, mPCIe cards include mounting provisions, preventing any vibration or shock issues common to the older standard. A full size mPCIe device is less than 30 x 51 x 6mm in size, and the Industrial and Military DAQ market has pounced on the standard as a rugged-yet-tiny replacement for the larger legacy options. Perfect for space-constrained systems such as laptops, embedded systems, or industrial PCs.

Selecting mPCIe makes it possible to increase flexibility while reducing size and weight, without sacrificing ruggedness. A COM carrier board or SBC can be designed with all the DAQ I/O and PC interfaces the requirement demands, yet have one, two, even four or more expansion slots available for handling the contingencies of the real world. Another benefit of the smaller mPCIe standard is a focused approach to I/O expansion: the limited PCB and connector real estate eliminates the unused I/O types and channels common to the one-size-fits-all “multifunction data acquisition system” devices often seen on the larger legacy interfaces. Performance is assured with the mPCIe’s PCI Express interface, but real flexibility in I/O design is also possible: the mPCIe connector includes a USB 2.0 interface, as well as SMBus and support for future expansion busses. These extra interfaces greatly reduce the time-to-market and upfront costs of bringing new I/O devices to the mPCIe bus, which assures a broad selection of I/O to match application requirements. Mini PCIe cards have an advantage when it comes to size. They are also designed for rugged environments with mounting holes to keep the boards in place. Cables also tend to be smaller in diameter, often simplifying cable routing. ACCES mPCIe expansion modules include analog in, analog out, serial RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, CAN, digital I/O, relay I/O and more. By using mPCIe, design engineers can easily and economically provide numerous configurations to customers, and expand product features or signal-handling capability. Read our article “mPCIe Takes on Shrinking Footprints/Growing Challenges” here to learn more about the PCI Express Mini Card form factor.

mPCIe Products

MINI CARD FORM FACTOR

Analog Input / Output

Model# of InputsRes BIP RGSpeed# of OutputsRes BIP RGUni RG4-20mADigital I/OXTLearn Morehf:att:pa_addr-cfghf:att:pa_autocalhf:att:pa_baudhf:att:pa_bip-rghf:att:pa_bip-rg-inputhf:att:pa_buffhf:att:pa_bus-connhf:att:pa_cable-typehf:att:pa_connectorhf:att:pa_coshf:att:pa_counter-resolutionhf:att:pa_counter-typehf:att:pa_countershf:att:pa_digital-i-ohf:att:pa_fifohf:att:pa_four20mahf:att:pa_inputshf:att:pa_isolationhf:att:pa_kithf:att:pa_lrg-fifohf:att:pa_on-board-calhf:att:pa_optoshf:att:pa_outputshf:att:pa_pcie-laneshf:att:pa_pcie-x1-expansionhf:att:pa_proghf:att:pa_prot-cfghf:att:pa_quad-inputshf:att:pa_receiver-typehf:att:pa_relayhf:att:pa_reshf:att:pa_res-inputhf:att:pa_rs-232hf:att:pa_rs-422hf:att:pa_rs-485hf:att:pa_speedhf:att:pa_uni-rghf:att:pa_uni-rg-inputhf:att:pa_xt
mPCIe-ADIO16-8F8 SE, 4 Diff1671MHz41632No16 I/OYesLearn More3716-i-ono8-se-4-diff416161mhz2yes
mPCIe-ADIO16-8A8 SE, 4 Diff167500kHz41632No16 I/OYesLearn More3716-i-ono8-se-4-diff41616500khz2yes
mPCIe-ADIO16-8E8 SE, 4 Diff167250kHz41632No16 I/OYesLearn More3716-i-ono8-se-4-diff41616250khz2yes
mPCIe-ADI16-8F8 SE, 4 Diff1671MHz1632No16 I/OYesLearn More3716-i-ono8-se-4-diff63416161mhz2yes
mPCIe-ADI16-8A8 SE, 4 Diff167500kHz1632No16 I/OYesLearn More3716-i-ono8-se-4-diff6341616500khz2yes
mPCIe-ADI16-8E8 SE, 4 Diff167250kHz1632No16 I/OYesLearn More3716-i-ono8-se-4-diff6341616250khz2yes
mPCIe-ADIO12-8A8 SE, 4 Diff127500kHz41632No16 I/OYesLearn More3716-i-ono8-se-4-diff41612500khz2yes
mPCIe-ADIO12-88 SE, 4 Diff127250kHz41632No16 I/OYesLearn More3716-i-ono8-se-4-diff41612250khz2yes
mPCIe-ADIO12-8E8 SE, 4 Diff127100kHz41632No16 I/OYesLearn More3716-i-ono8-se-4-diff41612100khz2yes
mPCIe-ADI12-8A8 SE, 4 Diff127500kHz1632No16 I/OYesLearn More3716-i-ono8-se-4-diff6341612500khz2yes
mPCIe-ADI12-88 SE, 4 Diff127250kHz1632No16 I/OYesLearn More3716-i-ono8-se-4-diff6341612250khz2yes
mPCIe-ADI12-8E8 SE, 4 Diff127100kHz1632No16 I/OYesLearn More3716-i-ono8-se-4-diff6341612100khz2yes
mPCIe-AIO16-16F16 SE, 8 DIF1671MHz ×241632No2 I/OYesLearn More372-i-ono16-se-8-dif416161mhz-x22550yes
mPCIe-AIO16-16A16 SE, 8 DIF167500kHz41632No2 I/OYesLearn More372-i-ono16-se-8-dif41616500khz2550yes
mPCIe-AIO16-16E16 SE, 8 DIF167250kHz41632No2 I/OYesLearn More372-i-ono16-se-8-dif41616250khz2550yes
mPCIe-AI16-16F16 SE, 8 DIF1671MHz ×21632No2 I/OYesLearn More372-i-ono16-se-8-dif63416161mhz-x22550yes
mPCIe-AI16-16A16 SE, 8 DIF167500kHz1632No2 I/OYesLearn More372-i-ono16-se-8-dif6341616500khz2550yes
mPCIe-AI16-16E16 SE, 8 DIF167250kHz1632No2 I/OYesLearn More372-i-ono16-se-8-dif6341616250khz2550yes
mPCIe-AIO12-16A16 SE, 8 DIF127500kHz41632No2 I/OYesLearn More372-i-ono16-se-8-dif41612500khz2550yes
mPCIe-AIO12-1616 SE, 8 DIF127250kHz41632No2 I/OYesLearn More372-i-ono16-se-8-dif41612250khz2550yes
mPCIe-AIO12-16E16 SE, 8 DIF127100kHz41632No2 I/OYesLearn More372-i-ono16-se-8-dif41612100khz2550yes
mPCIe-AI12-16A16 SE, 8 DIF127500kHz1632No2 I/OYesLearn More372-i-ono16-se-8-dif6341612500khz2550yes
mPCIe-AI12-1616 SE, 8 DIF127250kHz1632No2 I/OYesLearn More372-i-ono16-se-8-dif6341612250khz2550yes
mPCIe-AI12-16E16 SE, 8 DIF127100kHz1632No2 I/OYesLearn More372-i-ono16-se-8-dif6341612100khz2550yes

Digital I/O

ModelDigital I/OOPTOsRelaysCTRsCOSXTLearn Morehf:att:pa_addr-cfghf:att:pa_autocalhf:att:pa_baudhf:att:pa_bip-rghf:att:pa_bip-rg-inputhf:att:pa_buffhf:att:pa_bus-connhf:att:pa_cable-typehf:att:pa_connectorhf:att:pa_coshf:att:pa_counter-resolutionhf:att:pa_counter-typehf:att:pa_countershf:att:pa_digital-i-ohf:att:pa_fifohf:att:pa_four20mahf:att:pa_inputshf:att:pa_isolationhf:att:pa_kithf:att:pa_lrg-fifohf:att:pa_on-board-calhf:att:pa_optoshf:att:pa_outputshf:att:pa_pcie-laneshf:att:pa_pcie-x1-expansionhf:att:pa_proghf:att:pa_prot-cfghf:att:pa_quad-inputshf:att:pa_receiver-typehf:att:pa_relayhf:att:pa_reshf:att:pa_res-inputhf:att:pa_rs-232hf:att:pa_rs-422hf:att:pa_rs-485hf:att:pa_speedhf:att:pa_uni-rghf:att:pa_uni-rg-inputhf:att:pa_xt
mPCIe-DIO-24A24 I/O (8/8/4/4)16YesYesLearn Moreyesyes1624-i-o-8-8-4-4yes570yes
mPCIe-DIO-2424 I/O (8/8/4/4)NoYesLearn Moreno62924-i-o-8-8-4-4572570yes
mPCIe-DIO-24S24 I/O (8/8/4/4)YesYesLearn Moreyes62924-i-o-8-8-4-4572570yes

Serial Communication

ModelRS-232RS-422RS-485Max BaudIsolationLRG FIFOConnectorXTLearn Morehf:att:pa_addr-cfghf:att:pa_autocalhf:att:pa_baudhf:att:pa_bip-rghf:att:pa_bip-rg-inputhf:att:pa_buffhf:att:pa_bus-connhf:att:pa_cable-typehf:att:pa_connectorhf:att:pa_coshf:att:pa_counter-resolutionhf:att:pa_counter-typehf:att:pa_countershf:att:pa_digital-i-ohf:att:pa_fifohf:att:pa_four20mahf:att:pa_inputshf:att:pa_isolationhf:att:pa_kithf:att:pa_lrg-fifohf:att:pa_on-board-calhf:att:pa_optoshf:att:pa_outputshf:att:pa_pcie-laneshf:att:pa_pcie-x1-expansionhf:att:pa_proghf:att:pa_prot-cfghf:att:pa_quad-inputshf:att:pa_receiver-typehf:att:pa_relayhf:att:pa_reshf:att:pa_res-inputhf:att:pa_rs-232hf:att:pa_rs-422hf:att:pa_rs-485hf:att:pa_speedhf:att:pa_uni-rghf:att:pa_uni-rg-inputhf:att:pa_xt
mPCIe-COM232-44NoneNone921.6kNoYesHirose 6-pin Latching, Cabled DB9YesLearn Moreplug-play921-6khirose-6-pin-latching cabled-db9noyesfixed4nonenoneyes
mPCIe-COM-4SNone443MNoYesHirose 6-pin Latching, Cabled DB9YesLearn Moreplug-play3mhirose-6-pin-latching cabled-db9noyeseepromnone44yes
mPCIe-COM-2SNone223MNoYesHirose 6-pin Latching, Cabled DB9YesLearn Moreplug-play3mhirose-6-pin-latching cabled-db9noyeseepromnone22yes
mPCIe-COM-2SM2223M, 921.6kNoYesHirose 6-pin Latching, Cabled DB9YesLearn Moreplug-play3m 921-6khirose-6-pin-latching cabled-db9noyeseeprom222yes
mPCIe-COM-4SM4443M, 921.6kNoYesHirose 6-pin Latching, Cabled DB9YesLearn Moreplug-play3m 921-6khirose-6-pin-latching cabled-db9noyeseeprom444yes
mPCIe-COM232-22NoneNone921.6kNoYesHirose 6-pin Latching, Cabled DB9YesLearn Moreplug-play921-6khirose-6-pin-latching cabled-db9noyesfixed2nonenoneyes
mPCIe-ICM232-22NoneNone921.6kYesYesHirose 5-pin Latching, Cabled DB9YesLearn Moreplug-play921-6khirose-5-pin-latching cabled-db9yesyesyesyesfixed2nonenoneyes
mPCIe-ICM232-44NoneNone921.6kYesYesHirose 5-pin Latching, Cabled DB9YesLearn Moreplug-play921-6khirose-5-pin-latching cabled-db9yesyesyesyesfixed4nonenoneyes
mPCIe-ICM422-1None1None3MYesYesHirose 5-pin Latching, Cabled DB9YesLearn Moreplug-play3mhirose-5-pin-latching cabled-db9yesyesfixednone1noneyes
mPCIe-ICM422-2None2None3MYesYesHirose 5-pin Latching, Cabled DB9YesLearn Moreplug-play3mhirose-5-pin-latching cabled-db9yesyesfixednone2noneyes
mPCIe-ICM422-4None4None3MYesYesHirose 5-pin Latching, Cabled DB9YesLearn Moreplug-play3mhirose-5-pin-latching cabled-db9yesyesfixednone4noneyes
mPCIe-ICM485-1NoneNone13MYesYesHirose 5-pin Latching, Cabled DB9YesLearn Moreplug-play3mhirose-5-pin-latching cabled-db9yesyesyesfixednonenone1yes
mPCIe-ICM485-2NoneNone23MYesYesHirose 5-pin Latching, Cabled DB9YesLearn Moreplug-play3mhirose-5-pin-latching cabled-db9yesyesyesfixednonenone2yes
mPCIe-ICM485-4NoneNone43MYesYesHirose 5-pin Latching, Cabled DB9YesLearn Moreplug-play3mhirose-5-pin-latching cabled-db9yesyesyesfixednonenone4yes

Ethernet Adapter Mini-PCI Express (mPCIe) Cards

ModelDescriptionLearn More
mPCIe-LAN-GbE10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet Port on mPCIeLearn More

Digital Quadrature Counter Cards

ModelQuad InputsCounter ResolutionReceiver TypeCounter TypeXTLearn Morehf:att:pa_addr-cfghf:att:pa_autocalhf:att:pa_baudhf:att:pa_bip-rghf:att:pa_bip-rg-inputhf:att:pa_buffhf:att:pa_bus-connhf:att:pa_cable-typehf:att:pa_connectorhf:att:pa_coshf:att:pa_counter-resolutionhf:att:pa_counter-typehf:att:pa_countershf:att:pa_digital-i-ohf:att:pa_fifohf:att:pa_four20mahf:att:pa_inputshf:att:pa_isolationhf:att:pa_kithf:att:pa_lrg-fifohf:att:pa_on-board-calhf:att:pa_optoshf:att:pa_outputshf:att:pa_pcie-laneshf:att:pa_pcie-x1-expansionhf:att:pa_proghf:att:pa_prot-cfghf:att:pa_quad-inputshf:att:pa_receiver-typehf:att:pa_relayhf:att:pa_reshf:att:pa_res-inputhf:att:pa_rs-232hf:att:pa_rs-422hf:att:pa_rs-485hf:att:pa_speedhf:att:pa_uni-rghf:att:pa_uni-rg-inputhf:att:pa_xt
mPCIe-QUAD-4432-bitISL32173LS7766YesLearn More32-bitls77664isl32173yes
mPCIe-QUAD-8832-bitISL32173LS7766YesLearn More32-bitls77668isl32173yes

Carrier Board Products

Don’t have PCI Express Mini Card sockets? Check out our carrier board products below.

mPCIe Carrier Cards on PCIe/104

ModelDescriptionmPCIe socketsPCIe Lanes NeededLearn More
104e-mPCIe-2Four PCIe x1 lanes to 2 mPCIe sockets Carrier Board22Learn More
104e-mPCIe-4Four PCIe x1 lanes to 4 mPCIe sockets Carrier Board44Learn More
104e-mPCIe-4AOne PCIe x1 lane to 4 mPCIe sockets Carrier Board41Learn More
104e-mPCIe-2AOne PCIe x1 lane to 4 mPCIe sockets Carrier Board21Learn More