View Full Version : PCI bus extension

April 21st, 2006, 06:41 PM
This has nothing to do with Vintage Computers but I'm hoping that someone can help me.

I have an Advantech PC-610 (2, actually) pc-bus industrial computer. Essentially the computer is on one card i.e. the cpu, ram, drive controllers, etc. It plugs in to a backplane that has only ISA bus connectors. The PCI connector on the cpu card is hanging out in space so there is enough room to plug in a PCI socket. I thought of using a riser card from a dead name-brand computer, but it's too bulky to fit. Does anyone know of a PCI connector cable similar to a hdd cable?

The cpu in this particular computer is a PIII 850 so it would make an excellent server, but the 10Mb limitation of an ISA ethernet card would be maddening.

Yes, ISA/PCI backplanes are available from Advantech, but they're a bit pricey.