AMFELTEC Corporation

AMFELTEC Corporation

February 22, 2010 09:00 ET

AMFELTEC Corporation Launches Flexible PCI Express, MiniPCI and MiniPCI Express Splitter Suite

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2010) - AMFELTEC Corporation (, a leading provider of equipment dedicated to hardware/software development and electronic design manufacturing, has launched a new Suite of the Bus Splitters that allows splitting and extending different types of interfaces via 12" PCI Express Flat Cable. By using this Suite it is possible to split MiniPCI, MiniPCI Express, x1 PCI express and x4 PCI express buses to multiple 32-bit PCI and x1 PCI express buses.

MiniPCI, MiniPCI Express and PCI Express interfaces are becoming increasingly popular in the modern motherboard for embedded designs. Those interfaces are very compact and support high bandwidth traffic between the motherboard itself and external add-in peripheral boards. At the same time, the number of peripheral connectors is becoming limited (usually one PCI Express connector and/or one MiniPCI Express connector and/or one MiniPCI connector). The new Suite is designed to make it possible to split any motherboard peripheral interface to multiple PCI or PCI express buses.

Each product of the Suite includes an Interface board (that supports x1 PCI Express, x4 PCI Express, MiniPCI or MiniPCI Express bus), multiple PCI Express Flat cables and multiple adapter boards with two 32-bit PCI connectors or x1 PCI express connector.

AMFELTEC pays additional attention to the mechanical stabilization of the external add-in peripheral boards and interface boards by implementing unique features:

- Stabilization Tabs for add-in PCI express cards (U.S. Patent 7,255,570)
- PCI Express board Retainer for holding PCI express interface board in
PCI express connector without bracket (Patent pending)

"By using AMFELTEC Flexible PCI Express, MiniPCI and MiniPCI Express Splitter Suite, a designer can easily connect up to 4 peripheral add-in boards to one motherboard interface connector" says Michael Feldman, AMFELTEC Corporation President and CTO. "This solution opens the market to using almost any motherboard for embedded designs, eliminating the limitation of a number of peripheral connectors on the motherboard. At the same time, by using flexible connection via flat cable, the chasse design for embedded appliances becomes significantly easier, cost effective and motherboard type independent".

The Suite is in full production. For additional information please visit the company website at

About AMFELTEC Corporation

Founded in 1989, AMFELTEC is a privately-held company dedicated to the electronic design and engineering support of electronic manufactures. Having decades of expertise from highly-qualified hardware and software engineers in fully-equipped design and testing facilities, AMFELTEC continues to develop new products to enable design engineers to quickly assess their projects. The products also give contract manufactures and process engineers the ability to offer programming and engineering support for the designed products with relative ease.

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