PCI Docking Station
|Docking stations make available extra PCI slots when a computer
has few or no such slots available. Computer motherboards no longer come with PCI slots,
(now superseded by PCI-Express), however the docking station allows legacy card designs
to still be used. It also makes access to the PCI cards easy which is ideal for
development and test work.
By insertion of different PCI boards it is possible to build a system with almost
limitless functionality, for example a signal capture, waveform generator and a
digital bus analyser card, all within the same enclosure. To the installed card(s)
the docking station is essentially transparent, so works just like a card installation
into a standard PC. Whatever PCI card type you have, regardless of manufacturer,
we are well placed to provide a versatile working system.
Up to three PCI cards can be accommodated in this docking station, which provides
easy portability if used with a Notebook PC, or equally well gives plenty of
extra expansion space for an industrial compact or desktop PC. The 2U high DOCK3PCI
can be rack mounted if required. AC powered and efficiently cooled this versatile
system boasts a 550 watt power supply to allow high powered ½, ¾
and full-length PCI boards to be fitted.
Connection to a desktop and many types of industrial computer are made via a
cable and PCI-Express or PCI interface card. A 1.0 metre cable is provided as standard.
Further details for the interface cards provided in the table lower down on this
page, as well as an option for a 1.5 metre cable is so desired.
Three slot Docking Station datasheet
|MODEL (code summary)||SLOTS
||SIZE L x W x H (mm)||WEIGHT||POWER SUPPLY
|DOCK3PCI-ACF||Three||417 x 333 x 89||4.1Kg||Internal 100...240V AC
|Longer cable for connecting Docking Stations to Notebook PC. 1.5m (standard is 1.0m).
|Interface to desktop and compact PC's|
Low profile single lane 250MByte/sec PCI-Express interface card option to
slot inside a desktop or compact industrial PC.
Order code: DOCK-PCIe
PCI interface card (32 bit/33MHz) card option to slot inside a desktop or
compact industrial PC. This is a full-height card.
Order code: PCIE1F68
OS compatibility:-Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and Mac OS X (versions 10.4 +),
Also Windows Server 2003, 2008 and Redhat Linux 2.6+, Solaris (PCI and PCIe host cards only).
Answers to frequently asked questions about PCI Docking Stations.
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