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52Pi P02 PCIe Expansion Board for Raspberry Pi 5 with PCIe x1 Slot

The 52Pi P02 is a PCIe expansion board designed specifically for the Raspberry Pi 5. It converts the Raspberry Pi’s built-in PCIe into a PCIe x1 slot, facilitating the connection of a wide range of off-the-shelf accessories such as network cards, USB expansions, and even GPUs with the use of a PCIe riser. This board is an intriguing addition to the Raspberry Pi ecosystem, offering enhanced functionality and flexibility for users looking to expand their Raspberry Pi projects.

52Pi P02 PCIe Expansion Board Specification:

  • Compatibility: Designed exclusively for the Raspberry Pi 5.
  • Open Slot Design: Supports PCIe cards of x1, x2, x4, x8, x16 sizes.
  • PCIe x1 Support: Compatible with Gen2 and Gen3 PCIe x1 interfaces.
  • Integrated Power Supply: Features a 12V power supply capable of up to 1A, with an additional external 12V input.
  • PCIe Ultra-short Signal Lines: Ensures stable and fast communication by using short paths for PCIe, meeting PCIe 3.0 standards.
  • Power Outputs: Provides +12V/1A and +3.3V/3A to the PCIe x1 slot.
  • Dimensions: Measures 85x80mm.

The 52Pi P02 board is aimed at users looking to enhance their Raspberry Pi 5’s capabilities, be it for adding a large GPU, fast 10GbE networking, or transforming their Pi into a home server. The company also offers a wiki page with detailed hardware information and instructions for enabling PCIe x1 on the Raspberry Pi, as well as assembly guidelines.

The 52Pi P02 PCIe expansion board is available for pre-sale at a price of $24.99 on the 52Pi online store, making it a cost-effective solution for expanding the functionality of the Raspberry Pi 5.

Source: CNX Software – Embedded Systems News.