Mini PCI


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Mini PCI

Mini PCI is a subset of the PCI interface that uses a significantly smaller card form factor. Supporting only 3.3 volts and 32 bits of the PCI specification, Mini PCI was designed for peripherals such as network adapters in laptops, but also wound up in DVD players, HDTVs and other devices.

Type I, II and III
Type I and II cards have 100 pins, while Type III has 124. Type II cards include RJ-45 connectors on the board, and the card must be housed at the edge of the laptop so the sockets reach the outside. Type I and III cards connect to external RJ-45 sockets by cables. See PCI and Mini PCI Express.


Mini PCI Card
The Type III 124-pin Mini PCI card (60x51mm) from MikroTik (top) is a laptop Wi-Fi card. For size comparison, a PCI Ethernet adapter (middle) and SCSI host adapter are shown. (Top image courtesy of MikroTik, www.routerboard.com)
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"3Com is excited to become the first to deliver on the promise of Mini PCI as the smaller, smarter communication devices for Hitachi's next-generation notebooks.
"Cellular Mini PCI Express cards have previously been a niche market but we expect it to grow significantly with the increase of M2M applications and the need for both high-performance motherboards and cellular connectivity for remote, off-site solutions," said Dominikus Hierl, chief marketing officer at Telit Wireless Solutions.
Card expansion is offered via three mini PCI Express slots (full-length for mSATA III SSD; full-length for PCI-E/USB/3G; and half-length for PCIe.
(Nasdaq: PCTI), a leading provider of personal connectivity and internet access technology, announced that Samsung Electronics has selected PCTEL's Mini PCI 1789W HSP56 World MicroModem technology for its newest notebook, the SENS 680 NotePC.
Mini PCI, for small form-factor systems, is also under development, and specification reviews for both are expected next quarter.
(Nasdaq: MUEI) has selected PCTEL's Mini PCI 1789N HSP56 MicroModem technology for its Millennia desktop PCs.
Proxim's new 802.11a Mini PCI Card, a design-in module for OEMs, integrates wireless capabilities seamlessly into laptops and other mobile devices.
The customer simply removes certain items (i.e., hard drive, optical drive, TV tuner, memory and mini PCI) and places them into the replacement system.
The single chip device is designed for 3.3V PCI and Mini PCI based serial and parallel add-in cards.
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Technology, 1GB DDR2 667MHz memory, 80GB hard drive, and integrated wireless LAN (Mini PCI 802.11bg).