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Mini PCI Express

Mini PCI Express is a small version of the PCI Express peripheral interface for laptop computers and other portable devices. Using standard PCI Express signaling, Mini PCI Express (mPCIe) cards are designed for internal use, plugging directly into the motherboard. Introduced in 2002, Mini PCI Express is also used in compact computers where space is limited; for example, ultra-small motherboards may include a Mini PCIe slot. See PCI Express, PCI and Mini PCI.


Mini PCIe Card and Motherboard
The 52-pin Mini PCIe card (31x50mm) from Telit (top) is an HSPA+ cellular modem, while the Jetway Mini ITX motherboard (bottom) has one side-facing Mini PCIe slot. (Images courtesy of Telit, www.telit.com and Jetway Information Co. Ltd., www.jetwayipc.com)


Mini PCIe Card and Motherboard
The 52-pin Mini PCIe card (31x50mm) from Telit (top) is an HSPA+ cellular modem, while the Jetway Mini ITX motherboard (bottom) has one side-facing Mini PCIe slot. (Images courtesy of Telit, www.telit.com and Jetway Information Co. Ltd., www.jetwayipc.com)







M.2 - Next Generation Form Factor
The much smaller M.2 supersedes Mini PCI Express for solid state drives (SSDs) and other peripherals in mobile devices. M.2 supports SATA 3.0, USB 3.0 and up to four lanes of PCI Express 3.0. These SSDs (1TB and 250GB) are barely larger than a stick of chewing gum.
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Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the LM960, worlds first global full-size PCI Express Mini Card (mPCIe) for enterprise routers and appliances.
The IPC962-511-FL has a full-size PCI Express Mini Card slot with a USB interface for 3G/4G, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth communication options.
Telit also received certification for its 600 Mbps, LTE Category 11 (Cat 11) LM940 global (single SKU) PCI Express Mini (mPCIe) data card targeted at segments including network routers and gateways, and the mobile computing industry.
Within the PCI-SIG industry standards group, there has been a natural progression from the previous generation of PCI Express Mini Card connectors with the M.
0, internal MicroSD card slot, up to 4 internal PCI Express Mini Card slots, and an integrated, low-powEr 3-axis accelerometer.
The module comes in a standard PCI Express Mini Card format.
The MC5728V is a full-sized card compatible with the PCI Express Mini Card F2 standard, allowing OEM customers more versatility to integrate the module into products that accept either the full-sized or half-sized card.
Designed for integration into notebook computers, fixed wireless terminals, and other devices requiring high-speed wireless connectivity, Sierra Wireless PCI Express Mini Card embedded modules for HSUPA networks are fully shielded and offer an operating temperature range of -25 to +60 degrees Celsius to suit all applications.
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR)(NASDAQ:- TSX:)(NASDAQ:SW) has debuted a line of voice-enabled PCI Express Mini Card modules that provide integrated network connectivity for a variety of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) devices.
The device combines market proven Cinterion modules with a long-life Intel chipset and a standard PCI Express Mini Card system connector to simplify cellular connectivity and provide easy access to cloud services.
They have customizable communication options with one full-size PCI Express Mini Card slot and one half-size PCI Express Mini Card slot.
Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced the LM940, the world's first global Full PCI Express Mini Card (mPCIe) module for the router and gateway industry supporting LTE Advanced Category 11 (Cat 11) with speeds of up to 600 Mbps, available with various mobile network operator approvals in the fourth quarter of 2017, the company said.