LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware > Linux - Embedded & Single-board computer
User Name
Password
Linux - Embedded & Single-board computer This forum is for the discussion of Linux on both embedded devices and single-board computers (such as the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBoard and PandaBoard). Discussions involving Arduino, plug computers and other micro-controller like devices are also welcome.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-16-2008, 08:41 AM   #1
Cadmus
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: 0
Can you add a regular PCI card to an embedded system?


I've been wanting to get into embedded systems for toying with, maybe building my own wardriving rig or an Asterisk system, or simply to investigate power usage in these systems. Now, it seems to me that PC/104 and PCI-104 are the embedded standards that are pretty close to a regular machine, or appear to be ubiquitous (which might help learning).

However for the life of me I can't seem to find if it's possible to attach a regular PCI card (or two) to one of these SBCs. I've found Mini-PCI but no converters to from Mini-PCI to full-size PCI (the other way round seems easy to find). Can anyone point me in the right direction?
 
Old 01-16-2008, 10:04 AM   #2
theNbomr
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Distribution: OpenSuse, Fedora, Redhat, Debian
Posts: 5,395
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903
They are available, traditionally as a sort of motherboard/backplane which hosts the PC/104 stack, and breaks out PCI &/or ISA buses to conventional card-edge connectors. Here is one sold in my locale by TRI-M Systems.

--- rod.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 10:17 AM   #3
Cadmus
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for the fast response on that, I'm a little far to the east of Canada, but what price on mad science? It'll be very nice for development and toying to be able to use conventional PCI cards will make life a lot easier.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PCI Card not allowing the System to Boot bramsey123 Linux - Hardware 1 10-04-2007 10:39 AM
Problem installing - - Intersil Prism2 wireless lan pci card (embedded inside the com developmental Linux - Newbie 2 01-03-2005 04:02 PM
Embeded linux PCI card backup system Nigel_Tufnel Linux - Hardware 2 05-05-2004 05:36 AM
Nvidia FX 5200 PCI Card (System bus / DDR Ram Question) sergeantroach Linux - Hardware 6 02-08-2004 12:05 AM
orinoco mini/pci embedded wireless card PlatinumRik Linux - Wireless Networking 0 08-03-2003 09:46 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:20 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration