PCI to PC104p / PCI-104 Adapter / Carrier - Bridge Based for Multiple Modules

PCIBPC104pET PCI and PC/104p Compatible Adapter Carrier Front View

Save money with the PCIBPC104pET. If you need to get your product to market fast, think about reusing existing PC104p and PCI-104 designs in PCI applications. For small production runs it will be less expensive without paying for a new design and layout. For new PC104p and PCI-104 designs PCIBPC104pET can decrease your time to market by allowing your engineers to debug in a PC. A PC will provide better tools and visablility into the hardware.

Contact Dyanamic Engineering about converting your PC104p design to PCI and vice-versa.

PCIBPC104pET adapter / carrier converter card provides the ability to install 1-4 active PC104p or PCI-104 cards into a standard PCI slot. PCIBPC104pET has a PC104p and PCI-104 compatible stack position mounted to a universal voltage shorter than 1/2 length PCI card. The PC104p position is stackable with all 4 active positions usable. Additional non-PCI cards can also be added. PCI power is routed to the PC104p stack with heavy planes allowing enough current to cover the PC104p specification. Interrupts are routed to the PCI connector. Request and Grant lines are handled by the bridge locally and back to the host on the PCI bus to allow for bus master operation. The design is robust with extended temperature components, impedance controlled, PCI compliant routing, heavy power planes with decoupling for the PC104p voltages, and more. With the PCIBPC104pET (PCI Bridge PC104p/PCI-104 Extended Temperature) all you have to do is install your PC104p onto the adapter, and plug into the PCI slot. PCIBPC104pET is compatible with 32 bit PCI slots. The PC104p positions can be programmed to use 3.3 or 5V for VIO. The bridge provides plug and play operation.

The PCI bus is interconnected to the PC104p module via a 64 bit 66 MHz capable bridge. The bridge allows the PCI bus to operate with different parameters than the PC104p stack - for example the PCI bus can operate at 66 MHz with 32 bit data and the PMC with 33 MHz and 32 bit data. Please note the PCI connector is 32 bit with the upper portion of the bus tied off. The buffering within the bridge will take care of the rate and data matching. The local side can also operate at 66 if the PC104p stack supports it. PCIBPC104pET can control the M66EN signal via a dipswitch setting or the PC104p stack can control the M66EN setting directly.

The voltage definitions are also buffered between the PCI and PC104p buses. The PCI VIO automatically defines the reference levels for the primary side of the bridge. A switch is used to control a MOSFET to select which voltage reference is used on the secondary side. A 5V PC104p stack can be used with a 3.3V PCI bus and vice-versa. The voltages can also be the same.

The bridge insures that multiple PCIBPC104pET cards can be installed onto the same PCI bus stub.

The 3.3V Aux. 3.3V, 5V, +12 and -12V voltages are supplied to the PC104p stack via the PCI connector. The voltages are bypassed at the PCI connector and at the PC104p stack connector. Heavy planes are used to supply more than 1A per pin at the PC104p stack. This is more current than allowed by the PCI or PC104p specifications to allow for designs that are a bit over the limit of the power specifications.

The IO area allowed by the PC104p and PCI-104 specifications are left clear to allow for standard cable options based on the module installed

If you have custom requirements please call or e-mail us with the details. We can make customer specific versions of the PCIBPC104pET.

PCIBPC104pET Features

  • Size
  • Shorter than half size PCI card.

  • Slots
  • 1 PC104p / PCI-104 stack position provided with connections to support 4 modules.

  • Clocks
  • PCI bus can operate at 66 or 33 MHz. The installed module must be 66 MHz capable for 66 MHz operation to work properly. M66EN can be used automatically or by manual override.

  • Access Width
  • Standard PCI byte lanes supported for byte, word and long access dependent on installed PC104p or PCI-104 module(s).

  • Software Interface
  • Module register definitions as defined by installed hardware. No software set-up required by PCIBPC104pET.

  • Interrupts
  • INTA, B, C, D routed to PCI connector from PC104p/PCI-104 stack

  • Signal Conditioning
  • Standard PCI terminations supplied on secondary side - stack side of bridge.

  • Power
  • +5, +3.3, +12, -12V supplied to module.

  • VIO
  • PCI IO Voltage is set by the PCI backplane. VIO is selectable for the stack side.

  • IO Interface
  • Standard IO supported with clearance area on PCIBPC104pET.

  • LED´s
  • +1.8V, +3V, +5V, +12V, -12V.

    PCIBPC104pET Benefits

  • Modules
  • Up to 4 PCI modules can be added to a single PCI slot. Mechanically the PC104p stack will intrude on other slots unless at the end of the PCI bus. Stack can be mounted on the A and/or B side of the PCI card.

  • Price
  • Save money by making use of existing PC104p and PCI-104 designs in PCI applications without paying for the expense of a new design and layout. Decreasing your time to market reusing existing designs. Decreasing your time to market debugging in a PC instead of the target hardware until the PC104p or PCI-104 design is "qualified". Contact Dyanamic Engineering about converting your design to PCI and vice-versa.

    Quantity discounts available

  • Warranty
  • 1 year warranty

  • Ease of Use
  • The PCIBPC104pET is easy to use. A plug and play interface to the PC104p and PCI-104 site.

  • Availability
  • The PCIBPC104pET will be one of those "I needed it yesterday" type of boards for many clients. We keep the PCIBPC104pET in stock to serve your immediate needs. Send in your order and in most cases have your hardware the next day - delivered to you via FedEx.

  • Size
  • PCIBPC104pET is less than half size [5.5"] PCI board which conforms to the PCI mechanical specifications. PCIBPC104pET can be used in all PCI slots including the new narrow chassis. Please take the stack height into account when planning. Since both sides can be used it is possible to have stacks in adjacent slots with one on the A side and one on the B side. It is also ok to use both sides for a more balanced board .

  • PC104p and PCI-104 Compatibility
  • PCIBPC104pET is PC104p and PCI-104 compliant per the specification. All Dynamic Engineering PC104p and PCI-104 Modules are compatible with the PCIBPC104pET. All other PC104p and PCI-104 Modules which are compliant with the PC104p or PCI-104 specifications are compatible with the PCIBPC104pET.

  • PCI Compatibility
  • PCIBPC104pET is PCI compliant. The PCIBPC104pET has trace lengths, impedances, and terminations in accordance with the PCI specification. Multiple PCIBPC104pET adapters can be expected to work in any PCI bus stub.

    PCIBPC104pET Ordering Information
    PCIBPC104pET:Standard PCIBPC104pET: 1-4 stack positions supported, 32/33 32/66 bus operation, Extended Temperature range.


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