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PCI Extensions - PCI Docking

Last response: in Components
August 17, 2006 3:55:14 PM


I'm using a National Instruments PCI FPGA Card 783x-R to control a servo positioning system.

I've previously used PCI docking stations to house and power the PCI card. See

The big drawback is ...... I must also connect a laptop to provide the PCI bus signals.

Is there any PCI solutions that will negate the need for the laptop?


August 17, 2006 4:27:40 PM

I'm not familiar with the PCI standard, I generally just plug in cards and start using them. I was hoping the laptop could be replaced with a small PCB that could replicate the PCI signals.

The FPGA card runs a PI Controller, it uses position and rate information to generate a rate demand, which in turn stabilises a gimbal on an airborne military application.