1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 30, 2014 4:36 PM by LDiego_Intel

    Does anyone know if there is a mini pcie 3D graphics card for the Intel Galileo?


      I looked around and I did not find any 3D mini PCIe graphics cards, but I found some with 2D graphics acceleration as opposed to 3D acceleration.  An example I found is here: http://www.neutronusa.com/ds.cfm/1336068. Does anyone know of any other solutions for connecting a 3D GPU with OpenGL support to the Galileo?

        • 1. Re: Does anyone know if there is a mini pcie 3D graphics card for the Intel Galileo?

          Hi AugReality,


          Personally I have not tried to attach any graphic card to the PCIe slot, but sounds like an interesting project that I might try, however here I have some considerations that I think you will find useful.


          According to the manual that you have provided  http://www.neutronusa.com/ds.cfm/1336068 this PCIe card only supports  (-O.S. support: Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008). Before you do any testing I would verify if the card is compatible with Linux an if it has drivers for it, as the Galileo currently supports Linux as O.S. Link to the Galileo FAQs  https://communities.intel.com/message/207619


          Another important fact that you need to keep in mind is power consumption, the Galileo board power adapter input must be 5V (7-12V are not supported), see the Galileo FAQs .

          If you want to know about the values of consumption you can take a look at the Galileo Safety regulatory information document https://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-21892, page 3, over there we have the values of the Galileo with full load, PCIe and other devices.  I would like to point out the maximum amount that it would be 2A for a 10W total consumption. You should verify the PCIe device power consumption information of that card to avoid damage (burn) due to demanding power.


          The PCI Express* mini-card slot,  PCIe* 2.0 compliant features, works with half mini-PCIe* cards with optional converter plate and Provides USB 2.0 Host Port at mini-PCIe* connector

          You can verify this information over the Galileo Datasheet https://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-21835, page 6. I would consider this as well for the PCIe device that you will like to test and if you have some questions about the PCIe 2.0 specs, I found these informational pages that are very useful http://www.pcisig.com/news_room/faqs/pcie2.0_faq/    and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Expres