Fin - PCI-E Mini - Pinout


#1

Hi,

I was wondering what the pinout of the Fin’s PCI-E Mini port is? As I’m aware the USB, UART and I2C (Nano SIM) buses are exposed - is that correct?

Thanks,

Alex


#2

Hey Alex! yes, you are correct - the missing part from full-spec is the PCI bus, since the CM3 does not have any. As you probably already figured out, the best way to ensure compatibility is targeting “USB mode” peripherials


#3

Also, we will release the schematics for the board, that will allow you to have a deep look at it yourself, if you are interested :slight_smile:


#4

Hi Carlo,

Ok great - I was asking because I’m thinking about throwing an FPGA onto a mini PCI-E card and was wondering how much bandwidth I had to play with! Excited to explore; I’ve been enjoying tinkering with the Fin, it’s a nice piece of kit!