• USB3.0 to ExpressCard34/54 Adapter
  • USB3.0 to ExpressCard34/54 Adapter

Model : PE3A V3.2

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PE3A is passive adapter to useexisting PCI-Express Add-in-Card or USB3.0 device in the ExpressCard2.0 Standard slot.
The ExpressCard 2.0 Standard supports the latest versions of the PCI Express and USB3.0 SuperSpeed USB specifications by offering transfer rates of up to 5Gbps. The ExpressCard 2.0 Standard supports backward compatibility with previously released products.
Edge-Free PCIe x1 connector is used for PCIex4, x8 and x16 cards.
External power input from FDD 4pin power connector is supported. 
On-board switch can switchExpressCard 2.0 / 1.0 mode for USB3.0

  • ExpressCard Standard Release 2.0 (PCMCIA)
  • PCI Express base Specification 2.0: Up to 5Gbps
  • PCI Express Card Electromechanical (CEM) Specification 2.0: Support x1, x4, x8 ,x16 PCIe Card
  • USB Specification, Release 3.0 SuperSpeed (ExpresscCard 2.0 mode) / 2.0 Hi-Speed (1.0 mode)
  • * Selected by on-board switch.
  • System Management Bus (SMBus) Specification, Version 2.0
  • Power output specification :
          Without External Power Input: 3.3V/1.3A(Max), 5V/0.9A(Max), 12V/0.2A(Max) - Exclusive
          With External Power Input: 3.3V/1.3A(Max), 5V/>0.9A(Max), 12V/3A(Max) - Simultaneous
PE3, PE4L, PE4H PCIe passive adapter comparison                    2010/Oct/30
Functions comparison

PE3
ver1.0

PE3A
ver1.0

PE4L
ver1.4

PE4L
ver1.5

PE4H
ver2.0a

PE4H
ver2.4

USB interface
USB2.0
USB3.0
USB2.0
USB2.0
USB2.0
USB2.0
PCIe interface
1x
1x
1x,2x,4x,8x,16x
1x,2x,4x,8x,16x
1x,2x,4x,8x,16x
1x,2x,4x,8x,16x
3.3V power switch protect your host
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
12V power fuse Trip current (Itrip)
Not support
Not support
Not support
Not support
10A
10A
Custom PCIe external cable support
NO cable
NO cable
30cm, 100cm
30cm, 100cm
30cm, 100cm
30cm, 100cm
Power LED
No
No
3V LED
3V LED
3V LED
PERST#,12V,5V,3V
5V USB power from expresscard
Internal 500mA
Internal 1000mA
PSU (floppy conn)
PSU(floppy conn)
DC Jack or PSU
DC Jack or PSU
12V power from external DC jack
No
No
DC12V
DC12V
DC15~20V
DC15~20V
12V power from PSU (floppy power)
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DC 19V to 12V
No
No
No
No
12V/2A
12V/3A
12V to 5V
No
No
No
No
5V/3A
5V/1.5A
5V to 3.3V
No
No
3.3V/3A
3.3V/3A
3.3V/3A
3.3V/3A
PERST# delay switch
No
No
No
7sec
No
0 or 7 or 15 sec
PCBA Dimension
108.5x34mm
108.5x34mm
64.3x46.7mm
64.05x46.55mm
185.25x36mm
185.25x36mm
Mass Production
Now
2010/Nov
Now
Now
Now
2010/Nov
    System Requirements:
     ExpressCard Standard Release 2.0 slot (Note: Only USB2.0 available in ExpressCard 1.0 slot)
     External Power Supply (Ex. Bplus GX-34W-5-12 , ATX Power Supply)
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