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1 Slot PCI Expansion

1 Slot PCI Expansion
1 Slot PCI Expansion - Open
PCIe Host Card
1-Meter PCI Expansion Cable
1 Slot PCI Expansion - Rear View
1 Slot PCI Expansion
1 Slot PCI Expansion - Open
PCIe Host Card
1-Meter PCI Expansion Cable
1 Slot PCI Expansion - Rear View
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Model: CB1
Starting at: $1159

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The Magma 1 Slot PCI Expansion System allows you to plug-in a full-sized power-demanding, heat-generating PCI card...

1 Slot PCI Expansion

Are you married to your desktop, but don’t want to be? Is your power-hungry, heat-generating “desktop-only” PCI card stopping you from going mobile? Can’t get the special functionality you need in a laptop? Need to upgrade your server or desktop computer? New computer doesn’t have any PCI slots? Don’t want to lose your investment in pricey PCI cards that don’t fit the new computer? Does your PCI card use too much power? Does it run too hot?


If your answer is “YES,” the Magma 1 Slot PCI Expansion System is your solution. You can install practically any PCI card into the Magma PCI Expansion System and connect it to your new or old computer.


Prolong Your Investment

The Magma 1 Slot PCI Expansion System allows you to plug-in a full-sized power-demanding, heat-generating PCI card into either a half-length or full-length chassis. It’s the most portable method for taking the PCI bus outside the computer. How else can you add so much power to a small form-factor desktop, or your brand-new laptop?


Save Time, Money and Trouble

Use your high-end PCI card wherever you are – without the expense of a “buying duplicate card” or “packing it along in your briefcase” to install in another computer upon arrive. Simply add your PCI card to the Magma expansion chassis and then connect the chassis to any host computer (laptop or desktop) using one of a variety of Magma host cards. Yes, even your laptop!


The use of computer specific host cards makes using your unique PCI card as simple as “Plug & Play” because all you need to do is to connect the Magma PCI Expansion System to the host card for your computer and turn it on. Use the same PCI card on your laptop as you do on your desktop or server – just add a Magma host card and connect the cable.


Familiarity Breeds Success

Setting up your PCI card in a portable chassis provides you an opportunity to use a consistent hardware configuration – regardless of what type of computer is available. Being able to “hit the ground running” is vital to every successful venture. Being able to use “the same PCI card,” regardless of location also reduces project risks.


Host cards are available for the following systems: (1) Laptop: CardBusExpressCard/34, or ExpressCard/54 and (2) Desktop/Server: 32-Bit PCI, or x1 PCI Express.



  • The only solution for adding a single PCI card to a computer through a PCI Express slot
  • The only solution for adding a PCI card to a laptop computer
  • Offers a consistent PCI configuration allowing easy host computer upgrades
  • Patented technology provides low latency and high through-put
  • Proven Method to increase PCI capability without losing performance
  • Non-enclosed board sets are available for OEMs and System Integrators to utilize their own enclosure


  • Easy Plug and Play installation
  • PCI and PCI Express host card provides easy connection to desktop computers and servers
  • CardBus and ExpressCard Modules provide connection to your favorite laptop computer
  • Includes 1-meter expansion cable
  • Dedicated cooling and power for PCI cards
  • Optional power cord for DC power connection to battery pack or other XLR-4 socket
  • External 45W power brick keeps enclosure light for traveling

Multiple host interface cards provide easy connection to practically any computer

Desktop and Laptop Connections

CB1H   1 Slot PCI Expansion System with CardBus (PCMCIA) card, half-length
CB1F   1 Slot PCI Expansion System with CardBus (PCMCIA) card, full-length

1 PCI slot (32-bit/33MHz)
PCI Local Bus Specification: Revision 2.2
PCI Bridge Architecture Specification: Revision 1.2


1-meter PCI expansion cable
Optional 1.5-meter length

Interconnect Bandwidth   132 MB/sec (Theoretical Max. of PCI 32/33)
Black (Steel/Aluminum)    
CBIF   5.45"W x 1.70"H x 13.43"D, 2.15lbs or 0.98kg
CBIH   5.45"W x 1.70"H x 8.02"D, 1.75lbs or 0.8kg
Class A FCC Emissions    
System Cooling    
One 4 CFM fan    
Host Connection and Power Consumption
Universal PCI 32/33   0.63W max; 5V @ 0.125A
Low Profile PCI (64/33)   0.86W max; 3.3V @ 0.25A
x1 PCI Express®   0.69W max; 3.3V @ 0.21A
CardBus (PCMCIA)   0.42W max; 3.3V @ 0.125A
ExpressCard   0.81W max;3.3V @ 0.21A;1.5V @ 0.08A
Power Supply    
45W power brick
DC Input 9-16Vdc 165mA Max
DC Output 45-W Max
  Max Amps  Max Watts
+3.3V 4.54 A 15 W
+5V 3.0 A 15 W
+12V 0.625 A 7.5 W
-12V 0.625 A 7.5 W

*Combined wattage of all voltage rails should not exceed 45 watts.

Ambient Temperature   0º to 50º C
Storage Temperature   -20º to 60º C
Relative Humidity   5% to 85% non-condensing
100,000 hours
Regulatory Compliance    
FCC Class A Verified
CE Certified
Supported Operating Systems    
Money back guarantee
1 year return to factory
Package Contents    

1 Slot - Top View
1. 1 Slot PCI Backplane
2. Cooling fan





Hardware Included
3. Power Brick
4. Expansion cable
5. Host interface cards





1 Slot - Rear View
1. Power supply connection
2. Expansion cable connection
3. PCI card slot opening


1 Slot PCI Expansion - Top View



1 Slot PCI Expansion - Rear View


Can it be battery powered?

No it does not have a battery option.


Can double wide cards fit in it?

Double wide cards cannot fit in this unit.


Do I need drivers?

No drivers are necessary for this unit.

"We have had great success using both Magma's 1 and 2 slot PCI expansion chassis', with a Sager notebook and Lynx Studio sound cards. We really like the ability to add 2 hard drives for storage in the 2 slot chassis. All have been rock-solid and have been used with both PCI and ExpressCard interface notebook computers, thus enjoying a long useful life over several computer updates. We are extremely happy with the Magma-Lynx-Sager configuration."


- Harold Blumberg, Owner / Lynx Application, Blumberg Sound Design

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