M.2 -> PCI-express -> PCI-32bit

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  1. diglo

    diglo New Member

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    Hello everyone, I just want to share my hack to use the Udoo x86 as a video processing device with legacy hardware.

    With a small saw and a cutter, I notched the B-key on a M-key riser off eBay, then I was able to tap into one PCI-express lane of the udoo and use a PCI-express to PCI-32bit adapter and finally connect a legacy 4 channel composite video grabber (Adlink PCI-RTV24) and use it with OpenCV under Win10.

    Everything works! :)

    M.2 riser:
    https://www.ebay.it/itm/NGFF-M-2-To...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

    TOP side:
    photo_2018-06-12_22-06-17.jpg

    Bottom side:
    photo_2018-06-12_22-06-18.jpg
    This small board exposes on PCIe lane with an USB connector
    The blue board is a SSD.
    photo_2018-06-12_22-06-19.jpg


    Final result (sketchy AF):
    photo_2018-06-12_22-06-20.jpg
     
  2. yankneck696

    yankneck696 New Member

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    I thought that there were 2 lanes. I'll have to look again. If you have it working, could you post comparitive rspeed results, compared to another full tilt PC? I have been pondering an outboard video card for numerical processing (Software Defined Radio).

    Thank you,
    Ed
     
  3. ccs_hello

    ccs_hello UDOOer

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    That NGFF type-B slot has 2 PCIe 2.0 lanes.
     
  4. ccs_hello

    ccs_hello UDOOer

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    The eBay link M.2 riser board only has 1-lane PCIe possibility due the fact that it only uses one USB connector as the bus extension method.
     

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