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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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System extensions can be implemented via a MiniPCI Express or M.2 interface.
They usually have several expansion slots for connecting miniPCI wireless cards, ethernet and USB ports (see Figure 11).
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This basic chassis configuration can be supplemented with additional layers, including an ultra thin storage chassis that can support an slimline optical storage drive, as well as a Compact Flash slot, MiniPCI port and two additional S-ATA II 2.5" hard drives.
* The ability to be supplemented with additional layers, including an ultra thin storage chassis that can support a slimline optical storage drive, as well as a Compact Flash slot, MiniPCI port and 2 additional S-ATA II 2.5" hard drives (1000).
These feature-rich chipsets have a high level of chip integration for client and AP solutions for CB, miniPCI, PCI, PCIe and USB interfaces, enabling customers to build smaller and more sophisticated mobile wireless products cost-effectively.
Caracteristicas: Procesador AMD Athlon 64 X2, tarjeta de red Gigabit Ethernet, 26B en RAM DDR2, ocho puertos USB, puerto de expansion lx, ranura MiniPCI interna, teclado USB multimedia, mouse optico USB.
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It offers a high-speed, data network based on MiniPCI wireless modules and Ethernet utilizing a TCP/IP protocol stack.
The new NEC VersaPro Mobile Note or All in One Note business laptops offer industry-leading WLAN performance based on a built-in 802.11a/g miniPCI adapter using Atheros technology.
The technology provides a high-speed, industrial data network based upon MiniPCI wireless modules and the Ethernet using a TCP/IP protocol stack.