SUMIT-ISM Module Supports MiniPCIe Cards for Wireless Apps
Fri, 05/07/2010 - 11:11am
WinSystems introduced the PXM-MiniPCIe, a SUMIT-ISM module that supports PCI Express MiniCards and two expansion USB connectors. It provides support for 802.11 a/g wireless, WLAN, and other high-performance communication functions that have been developed for fixed and mobile computing environments. The two USB 2.0 ports are for support of tethered applications such as storage, imaging, and video. The PXM-MiniPCIe is RoHS-compliant and operates from -40° to +85°C. The PCI Express MiniCard socket on the PXM-MiniPCIe supports two primary system bus interfaces: PCI Express x1 and USB 2.0. But the PCIe MiniCard connector also provides connections to the SMBus, LEDs for wireless network visual status, SIM card for GSM and WCDMA application data storage, and a +1.5 V and +3.3 V power source for the MiniCard. The PXM-MiniPCIe module has two right angle RF connectors onboard to make system integration easier for antenna placement in embedded, wireless applications. The module also supports both standard and half-size PCIe MiniCards.