Another proposed dev kit - mini pci

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Another proposed dev kit - mini pci

Post by kster59 »

I am making some commercial products that need to talk to the PC.

I noticed the mini-pci spec seems very friendly because it provides 3.3v and 1.5v rails. Furthermore it provides USBD+ and D-:

This allows for a very low cost L1-64 design because you can use a linear regular to drop 1.5v to 1v needed for the xmos device.

So it looks like a perfect candidate to build a L1 on a minipci finger and attach it to a low cost atom netbook or nettop.

Has anyone used Mini-PCI before? Anything one should be aware of?