PCIe module
 
FC9062 Beckhoff PCIe module

FC9062 | Beckhoff PCIe module

The compact PC expansion card with industrial form factor

Beckhoff PCIe modules are highly integrated PCI Express plug-in cards and follow the trend towards ever smaller PCs. The function of PC plug-in cards is integrated in a compact format that is suitable for harsh industrial environments.

Compared with PCI or PCIe plug-in cards, which require a special card holder in the Industrial PC, the Beckhoff PCIe module is a industrially compatible plug-in card that is firmly screwed to the inside of the PC via the plug connector bracket. The PCIe modules can be retrofitted on site without special PC knowledge. The PC housing does not have to be opened.

The 3½-inch motherboard offers four PCI Express lanes to be distributed to the PCIe module slots or standard plug-in card slots. The result are PCs with module slots and/or slots for plug-in cards. A PCIe module is connected to the motherboard via one PCI Express lane with a data transfer rate of 2 Gigabit. A module can therefore provide two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, for example. This function was already realised in a PCIe module: the FC9062 module complements the Panel PCs CP22xx and CP62xx as well as the control cabinet PCs C5210, C6515, C6525 and C6930 with two Gigabit Ethernet ports. If two modules are used, these PCs have a total of six Ethernet interfaces, while the PCI Express socket continues to be available for a seventh Ethernet port or a fieldbus interface for PROFIBUS, CANopen, DeviceNet or SERCOS. If only one of the two module slots is equipped with a PCIe module, the second slot is available for feeding motherboard interfaces such as COM ports, USB or sound out of the PC. The connection for a Mini PCI card can also be fed out through the module slots, even if the basic configuration of the PC, e.g. the C6515, does not allow for Mini PCI fieldbus cards.

Ordering information PCI Express module
FC9062 gigabit Ethernet PC module for PCs with Beckhoff PCIe module slots, 2-channel, PCI Express x1 bus