Chapter 254

PCI Express power and MiniCard solutions

Mitchell Lee and Vladimir Ostrerov


PCI Express power supply requirements and Mini Card solutions are discussed.


PCI Express

Mini Card

Hot Swap controller




PCI Express is the third generation of PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) technology used to connect I/O peripheral devices in computer systems. It is intended as a general purpose I/O device interconnect that meets the needs of a wide variety of computing platforms such as desktop, mobile, server and communications. It also specifies the electrical and mechanical attributes of the backplane, connectors and removable cards in these systems.

Power requirements

Each add-in card ...

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