PE51U
PCI Express to ExpressCard
External Adapter
User's Manual
Rev.1.0
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the RATOC PCI Express to ExpressCard Adapter. This device allows to use
ExpressCard on a desktop computer. Normally ExpressCard is need to inserted into the ExpressCard slot
before system boot and never allow to exchange ExpreassCard after system boot both Windows PC and
MAC pro. This product provide ExpressCard Hot-plug capable driver for Windows PC and MAC Pro. To
install ExpressCard Hot-plug driver you can exchange ExpressCard at any time.
1-1.Feature
 To assure PCI Express signal quality signal repeater is located on the PCI Express board.
 To enable ExpressCard Hot-Plug capability Hot-Plug driver is provided for Windows PC and MAC Pro.
 Recommended as a SxS Pro compliant product on the web site below.
https://www.oss-formats.org/en/sxs/outline/index.html
1-2.Pre-Installation Information
Before using ExpressCard adapter you should perform the following steps:
1. Inventory the shipping carton contents for all of the required parts
2. Read this manual
1-3.Package Contents
ExpressCard Adapter
PCI Express add-in card
Low Profile bracket
PCI Express extension Cable
If any of these items are missing, contact the
supplier immediately.
CD-ROM
Manual
1-4.System Requirements
 Supported Operating System
Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP(Latest Service Pack should be installed)
Mac OSX 10.4.11 or later / 10.5.6 or later / 10.6 or later
 Supported Computer
Windows PC PCI Express slot equipped.
Intel Mac Pro
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1-5.Supported ExpressCard
ExpressCard/34 ( ExpressCard/54 is not supported. )
 Memory Card
Sony SxS Pro, Flash memory, Media Reader
 Communication Card
Wireless LAN Card, LAN Card, Data Communication Card, Mobile Communication Card
 Interface Card
USB3.0 Host Card, Wireless USB Host Card
For the latest information, go to our web site.
http://www.ratocsystems.com/english
1-6.Layout
ExpressCard Adapter
Connector for
PCI Express expansion cable
ExpressCard Slot
Eject lever
PCI Express add-in card
Connector for
PCI Express expansion cable
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2 Setup
2-1.Installing the PCI Express add-in card and ExpressCard adapter
Shut down all power connected to the host
computer
As an added step to ensure safe installation,
unplug the power supply from the
computer.
After the host computer is off and all power
cords disconnected, remove the cover and
insert the card into a vacant PCI Express
slot by gently pushing the card until it is
firmly seated. Be sure to secure the card
with a retaining screw.
Windows PC
Mac Pro
CAUTION
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) is the enemy of semiconductor devices. You should always take
precautions to eliminate any electrostatic charge from your body and clothing before touching any
semiconductor device or card by using an electrostatic wrist strap and/or conductive mat.
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Connect PCI Express add-in card and
ExpressCard Adapter by the PCI Express
extension cable
NOTE
If PCI Express slot of your computer is
low profile, you need to change the
bracket of PCI Express add-in card to
low profile bracket.
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2-2.Windows Software Installation Steps
At the first system boot you will see the balloon message below. You do not
need to do anything, go ahead to the installation steps below.
 Installation Steps
Following steps are example under Windows 7.
Insert the provided CD into your disc drive.
You will see the AutoPlay dialog box, click the “Run RATOCPE51HotPlugTool-Setup.exe”.
Under Windows 7 or Windows Vista you will see the “User
Account Control” dialog box.
Click the “Yes” button.
Installation will start, click the “Next >”
button.
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Confirm the destination location and click
the “Next >” button.
Click the “Install” button.
Security warning message will be displayed.
Click the “Install” button.
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Installation complete.
Select the “Yes, I want to restart my
computer now” and click the “Finish”
button.
After system restart PE51U HotPlug Tool icon is stay on the
TaskBar.
Under Windows 7 HotPlug Tool icon is hide. You should
change the setting to view hide icon at any time from the
“Customize…” menu.
Change the setting from “Only
show notification” to “Show icon
and notifications”.
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NOTE
You can confirm installation complete successfully or not by the Device Manager as follows.
Open start menu and enter
“devmgmt.msc” at the “Search
programs and files”.
You will see the Device Manager.
Select “devices by connection” from
the view menu.
Insert ExpressCard(ex.SxS pro).
If you can find “SxS Memory Card”
under the “PCI Express standard
Upstream Switch Port”, installation
complete successfully.
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Uninstallation Steps
Following steps are example under Windows 7.
Open “Program” folder under control panel
from start menu.
Click the “Programs and Features” icon.
Click the “RATOC PE51U HotPlug Tool”.
Uninstallation will be start. Click the “Yes”
button.
Uninstallation complete.
Select the “Yes, I want to restart my
computer now” and click the “Finish”
button.
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2-3.MAC Software Installation Steps
Insert the provided CD into your disc drive. You will see following file and double click.
- Mac OS 10.4
: PE51_Device_Driver104x.dmg
- Mac OS 10.5 or 10.6
: PE51_Device_Driver.dmg
 Installation Steps
Followings are installation steps under Mac OS 10.6.
Double click the “PE51_Driver_Installer” icon
and installation will be start.
Click the “Continue” button.
Click the “Install” button.
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Enter your name and password.
Click the “OK” button.
Confirm the system restart message
and click the “Continue Installation”
button.
Installation complete message will be
displayed, click the “Restart” button.
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NOTE
You can confirm installation complete successfully or not by the system profiler as follows.
1. Run the system profiler under utility folder of application.
2. Open the “PCI Cards” on the Hardware as show below.
3. If five kinds of driver is installed, installation complete successfully.
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Uninstallation Steps
Followings are uninstallation steps under Mac OS 10.6.
Insert the provided CD into your disc drive. You will see following file and double click.
- Mac OS 10.4
PE51_Device_Driver104x.dmg
- Mac OS 10.5 or 10.6
PE51_Device_Driver.dmg
Double click the “PE51_Driver_Uninstaller” icon
and uninstallation will be start.
Enter your name and password.
Click the “OK” button.
Uninstallation complete message will be
displayed and click the “OK” button.
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3 ExpressCard HotPlug Operation
3-1.Install 3rd Party ExpressCard driver
Install ExpressCard driver following 3rd party manufacturer’s recommendations. Some ExpressCard
manufacturers recommend that you install their software driver(s), if required, prior to insert
ExpressCard to ExpressCard slot.
 Example (Windows PC)
Insert ExpressCard to the slot and
start balloon message will be
displayed.
3-2. Windows PC ExpressCard Remove operation
Step.1
You must stop ExpressCard from
HotPlug Tool icon menu first before
remove ExpressCard from the slot.
ExpressCard stop balloon message
will be displayed. Now you can
remove ExpressCard from the slot
safely.
Step.2
Push out the eject lever(), push the eject lever()
again and pull out the ExpressCard().
CAUTION
If you remove ExpressCard without above step.1 operation, Windows system will be freeze. Don’t
remove ExpressCard suddenly.
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3-3. Mac Pro ExpressCard Remove operation
 Sony SxS Pro ExpressCard
Step.1
Drop the mounted drive icon to the
trash box.
Step.2
Push out the eject lever(), push the eject lever() again
and pull out the ExpressCard().
If you remove ExpressCard without above step.1 operation,
system will be freeze. Don’t remove ExpressCard suddenly.
 Other ExpessCard
Step.1
Select “Power off Card” from the PC Card icon of menu bar.
Step.2
Push out the eject lever(), push the eject lever() again
and pull out the ExpressCard().
If you remove ExpressCard without above step.1 operation,
system will be freeze. Don’t remove ExpressCard suddenly.
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4 Appendix
Technical Specification
Model Number
PE51U
Product name
PCI Express to ExpressCard External Adapter
PCI Express BUS Interface
PCI Express Specification Revision 1.1
PCI Express x1 Lane, 2.5Gbps
ExpressCard Standard Release 1.0
PCI Express(2.5Gbps), USB2.0(480Mbps)
1 slot ExpressCard/34
ExpressCard BUS Interface
ExpressCard slot
Max power supply capability
(to ExpreassCard)
Dimension
Weight
Operating Environment
Operational Humidity
Support OS
Supported Computer
Regulatory Compliance
Warranty
Max.1300mA/3.3V
Max.275mA/3.3Vaux
Max.650mA/1.5V
ExpressCard Adapter
120(L) X 103.6(W) X 27.4(H)
PCI Express add-in card
65.3(L) X 69.8(W) X 1.6(T)
Total 760g
0ºC to 40ºC Operating Temperature
-20ºC to 60ºC Storage Temperature
20 to 85% Relative Humidity, Non-condensing
Windows 7 / Windows Vista
(Latest Service Pack should be installed)
Mac OSX 10.4.11 or later / 10.5.6 or later / 10.6 or later
Windows PC PCI Express slot equipped.
Intel Mac Pro
RoHS
FCC Class B Verified
1 Year
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Compliance
- FCC
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
followingmeasures:
(1) Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
(2) Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
(3) Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
(4) Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance may
result in this unit not complying with FCC Rules Part 15.
- CE
The product(s) described in this manual complies with all applicable European Union (CE) directives
(EN55022 Class B/EN55024). RATOC will not retest or recertify systems or components that have been
reconfigured by customers.
- CE
The product(s) described in this manual complies with all applicable European Union (CE) directives.
RATOC will not retest or recertify systems or components that have been reconfigured by customers.
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