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PCI Express for laptop?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by sid, Mar 12, 2007.

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  1. sid

    sid Guest

    My computer is an IBM Thinkpad laptop (Windows XP, Pentium M) and I
    have a project where I need to plug a board into a PCI Express slot.
    I have USB, parallel and PCMCIA ports.

    Is there a [reasonably-priced] adapter out there?

    Thanks for any replies.

  2. linnix

    linnix Guest

    What kind of board?
    I don't think they'll have the bandwidth for it.
  3. krw

    krw Guest

    What model? The newer models (T60, Z60, etc.) use the Advanced Dock
    which has a half-height PCI-E slot (intended for a video card).
    I doubt there is an adapter. How about CardBus?
  4. sid

    sid Guest

    I bought a Xilinx FPGA Development Kit and it is in the form of a PCI
    circuit board and can apparently only be written to using the PCI edge
    connection. Unfortunately I have a T40 Thinkpad laptop. I
    misunderstood the literature, seeing that it had a DB9 serial jack and
    thought that I could download that way.

  5. Donald

    Donald Guest

    Let see if I understand what you want.

    You want to plug your laptop into a PCI-E slot, it that right??

    So an adapter that can plug into "USB, parallel and PCMCIA port" on one
    side to a PCI-E buss on the other side. Right ??

    Just to clear things up a little.

    I have never heard of such a thing.

    But, I could see that a 10/100 network card can be found for each end.

    Will that do what you want ??
    Or is the PCI-E slot something special ??

  6. Donald

    Donald Guest

    First PCI and PCI-E are not the same.

    Second, you SOL.

  7. Lionel

    Lionel Guest

    Not a chance. PCI Express is much higher bandwidth than any standard
    (eg; CardBus) port available on current laptops.
  8. sid

    sid Guest

    Sound like I'll just have to get a cheap desktop with PCI Express on
    Ebay or something. Oh well; live and learn.

  9. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    Panasonic Touch Books, has a Laptop that can accept
    1 PCI and 1 PCIe.
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