PIPPCI (Wintergarden)


Standard PCI Slot Extension

Due to industrial needs to install PCI cards into rugged Industrial PCs like the PIP, MPL developed a solution, allowing to expand the PIP-Family with half size and short PCI cards!

The WINTERGARDEN expansion enlarges the PIP-housing in length and width.

The PCI slots are connected over a PCI-to-PCI bridge to the PIP's PCI interface. The necessary special expansion board, also provides on board power for +12V and -12V. Optional power for +5V and +3.3V can be generated on board from the PIP's input voltage (8..28V). This can be essential, depending on the power requirements of the added PCI cards. The solution allows to mount additional PC/104-Plus and/or PC/104 cards when the PIPPCI expansion is stacked into the PIP!

The combination of a PIP and PIPPCI is a complete, compact, and clever solution for industrial applications. It works under extreme and normal conditions without the need of fans. Additional the standard PCI slots offer new possibilities for an industrial PC that were only available for personal computers until now!

General facts

 • PIP expansion for standard PCI slots
 • 5V or 3.3V PCI slots
 • On board generated +12V and -12V
 • Housing with best EMI/RFI protection
 • OEM versions available
 • Front of PCI cards direct available on PIP housing


1. PCI card length restriction (no long size cards).
As all PIPs are small compact packaged industrial PCs, we take care that the PCI extensions are also as small as possible. Due to that fact, the long PCI cards (up to 312mm length) do not fit inside our solution! The maximum allowed length for a PCI card is 180mm, so half size and short PCI cards can be installed without a problem.


The PIPPCI WINTERGARDEN solution extends the PIP-case in length and width. It is optimized for height. The different versions of this solution allow various expansion possibilities. This solution can be used with any PIP.

WINTERGARDEN Standard PCI slots Additional expansion options [Wintergarden]
PIPPCI with Footprint:
440mm x 209mm
Reference height max. number of PCI slots PCI voltage Number of PC/104-Plus or PC/104 cards
PIPPCI-1 62 mm 1 5V 0
PIPPCI-2 82.5 mm 1 1
PIPPCI-3 82.5 mm 2 1
PIPPCI-4 120 mm 4 3
PIPPCI-11 * 62 mm 1 3.3V 0
PIPPCI-12 * 82.5 mm 1 1
PIPPCI-13 * 82.5 mm 2 1
PIPPCI-14 * 120 mm 4 3
* available on request - not in stock!

Wide range of CPU boards available
 PIP CPU board matrix


Product Description Doc Type Size  pdf File
PIPPCI PCI Extension for PIPsEN Datasheet792.96 KBdownload
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