- What is a riser card/bus extender and why would I need one?
- What are the different types of riser cards/bus extender?
- Riser Card Directional Orientation
- PCI and AGP Voltage Differences
- Riser Cards for 1U and 2U Rackmount Systems
Straight-thru bus extenders are used to increase the height of your expansion slot as well as product development and debugging. They are also widely used by production testing of motherboards and I/O boards. Some are utilized as wearout units for the connector or gold fingers in test fixtures.
Right Angle Extenders/Risers are most popular in 1U and 2U rackmount chassis systems or low profile embedded applications that require full height peripheral cards.
Flexible bus extenders can be used to relocate bus expansion slots to another location. Flexible extenders in custom enclosures that have non-standard mounting locations where a standard riser would not work.
Multiple slot Right Angle Extenders/Risers are most popular in 2U rackmount chassis systems and low profile embedded applications that require full height peripheral cards. They are available with 2 or 3 slots, with bus support for PCI, PCI-X, AGP (Pro), PCI Express, and ISA expansion. For customers with only 1 PCI expansion slot available on their motherboard, active riser cards are available to expand this one slot to three slots.
Bus Isolation Extenders are innovative tools for developing and testing of PC add-on boards. They allow the board under test to be added and removed from the system bus, without having to power down the entire system. They offer tremendous A-Side Right Placements time and labor savings during product development and production testing.