The most common example is the use of a forward-mode bridge to create PCI slots
on a PC motherboard.
PCI Express slots deliver over 3.5 times more bandwidth than existing PCI slots
, and they operate at near maximum throughput without slowing down other devices.
Your PC needs a free PCI slot
(most PCs will have one) and the supplied drivers will run on any version of Windows from 98SE onwards.
The Altus 140 also benefits from two 3COM 10/100Mbps network interfaces on the motherboard, leaving the PCI slot
free to be used for a RAID Card, an external SCSI card for a tape backup unit, or an additional high-end network/storage interface.
This card sells for about $110 and installs internally in an open PCI slot
of the computer.
The Cam-Wafer requires a computer with one open PCI slot
and either a Windows 98 or NT 4.0 operating systems.
The SpeedStream 3060 easily installs into a PCI slot
of a Windows PC, and provides an affordable solution for subscribers requiring high speed internet access and remote access to corporate network resources.
The WinTV card occupies one computer PCI slot
and lets users watch TV (or other video sources) on a PC running Microsoft Windows (95, 98 or NT), in a resizable window or full-screen.
More demanding users will need an internal device such as the AHA-2920, which connects to an internal PCI slot
in your PC and retails for $179.
For expandability, it offers one PCIe x4 or PCI slot
for integration with a variety of add-on cards."
The single PCI slot
card handles ultrafast waveform downloads using DMA and multi-instrument synchronization.