PCEU-23R PCIe controller 2x USB 3.0

PCI-Express card with a pair of USB 3.0 ports. Renesas/NEC chip. Low profile.


Input PCI-Express, 1-Lane
Output USB 3.0, UASP, 2-port output
rate up to 5 Gbit/s
Power supply on the bus, from a PC source
design standard profile, low profile

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The AXAGON PCEU-23R SUPERSPEED PCI-Express card adds two high-speed external USB 3.0 ports to your desktop.

The proven Renesas (formerly NEC) chip with high performance, UASP support and seamless compatibility is used.

Power supply of controller and connected USB peripherals via PCI-Express bus, optional additional power from PC source.

The package also includes a low profile blanking plug for mounting the adapter into low profile cases.

Input:
• PCI-Express 2.0 interface, PCI-Express 1.0a / 1.1 / 2.1 / 3.0 compatible.
• Number of 1-Lane (x1) lines compatible with x1 / x4 / x8 / x16 PCIe slots.
• A bandwidth of 1-Lane PCI-Express 2.0 bus is 5 Gb/s.

Output:
• 2x external USB 3.0 port with USB Type A-F connectors (compatible with USB 2.0 cables with A-M connectors) .
• Fully compatible with USB 3.1 Gen 1 specification (originally known as USB 3.0), backward
compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1.
• Supports transmission rates 12 / 480 / 5000 Mbit/s (full / high / super speed).
• When connected to a PCI-Express bus version 1.0, theor. transmission rate max. 2500 Mb/s.

Other features:
• Full Plug and Play support.  
• Supports concurrent activity of USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and USB 1.1 devices.
• Compliant with the final official xHCI specification revision 1.0 by USB-IF.
• Supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI) for faster data transmission in Windows 8 and later.
• Fully supports the USB devices connection and disconnection while running.
• Renesas μPD720202 chipset is used.

Power supply:
• Power supply of controller and connected USB peripherals via PCI-Express bus.
• According to the USB 3.0 specification, each of the USB 3.0 ports has to provide power supply of up to + 5V / 900 mA.
• Sufficient power supply to the card to cover this output power on USB 3.0 ports is provided from an optional auxiliary power supply from the PC source.
• The card contains an internal 4-pin Molex connector.

Supported operating systems:
• MS Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 and later, Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 / 2016 and later (supported are all 32-and 64-bit Windows OS versions), Linux with kernel 2.6.31 and above.
• Note: Drivers are installed in Windows XP / Vista / 7. In Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10, Server 2012 / 2016 and later and in Linux you no longer need to install external drivers, they are already part of the operating system.

Package contains:
• PCI-Express controller with a standard blanking plug,
• low profile blanking plug,
• CD with drivers,
• printed installation guide in English, Czech, Slovak and Polish,
• packed in a cardboard box.

Input
interface PCI-Express 2.0
number of lines 1-Lane (x1)
rate 5 Gbit/s
compatibility PCI-Express 1.0a / 1.1 / 2.0 / 2.1 / 3.0
compatibility x1 / x4 / x8 / x16 PCIe slot
Output
interface USB 3.1 Gen 1 / USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 / USB 1.1
rate 5000 / 480 / 12 / 1.5 Mbit/s (super / high / full / low speed)
number of ports 2
connector 2x USB Type A female
total permeability 5 Gbit/s theoretically (give by PCIe 2.0 1-Lane input)
Supported features
UASP yes (Win 8 and higher)
automatic installation yes (from Win 8 and Server 2012)
Plug and Play yes
Hot Plug yes
Other features
indication no
standard profile yes (factory fitted blind plug)
low profile yes (blind plug included in the package)
chipset Renesas μPD720202
Power supply
on the bus yes (PCI-Express bus power)
from a PC source yes (supplementary - 4-pin Molex connector)
OS support
MS Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP (all 32- and 64-bit versions)
MS Windows Server 2016 / 2012 / 2008 / 2003 (all 32- and 64-bit versions)
Linux kernel 2.6.31 and higher

Package contents

- PCI-Express card with a standard-size blanking plug
- low profile blanking plug
- CD with drivers
- installation guide


Manual

- printed installation manual in English, Czech, Slovak and Polish


Product package

- cardboard box
- package dimensions 17.5 x 14.5 x 4 cm
- weight of 1 pc package 142 g
- EAN 8595247902610


Export package

- number of pieces in the box: 50
- total weight of the box: 7.8 kg G.W.
- box dimensions: 45 x 35 x 38 cm


FAQ

A): If the PC does not run with the card or the card is mistakenly detected in “Device Manager”, or if there is a yellow exclamation mark on the driver, or if “Device Manager” reports an error code “Code 10 - The device cannot start”, the card is in conflict with another device in your computer.

B): In most cases, this conflict can be solved by moving the card to another PCI (PCIe) slot, with the BIOS assigning other free resources to the card. If the move does not help, try the card separately, with no additional cards inserted. If the card cannot be moved to another slot, you can reset the BIOS of the computer (by jumper on the board or pulling out the backup battery, we recommend that you note all the original settings and reset everything to the required values). This will cause the IRQ, DMA, and I/O resources to be redistributed.

A): If the copy speed is approximately 35 MB/s, it means that the connection between the controller and the connected device is working only in the USB 2.0 mode. Some types of USB 3.0 devices may have a problem with proper detection.

B): Make sure that the connected device is USB 3.0 compatible. Please check if an additional power supply to the controller is connected (the power reduction is not included, the card is powered by a standard power connector that is part of each source; we recommend avoiding Molex connectors and splitters that often cause problems). The error could be caused by, for example, the old firmware of the device you want to connect, some manufacturers provide a new firmware to their products, which could solve this situation. Alternatively, try replacing the USB 3.0 cable that may be damaged. When testing, do not use USB 3.0 extensions that could also cause this problem.

A): Booting from an additional USB card is not possible because each card has a different chip. The BIOS of the motherboard does not contain information that will allow to "see" the connected USB device. Detection of attached devices occurs only after the additional card drivers have been booted when the operating system starts running.

B): When using the integrated USB from the motherboard, of course, the BIOS is programmed to include information about the chip of the controller used for USB on the motherboard. Therefore, the motherboard BIOS "sees" the connected USB device and therefore can boot from it.

A): Please check your BIOS settings. Power Management Setup – Wake Up Event Setup – Resume by PCI-E Device (individual items may vary by MB type) should be set to disabled.

B): If this does not help, try updating your motherboard BIOS and check the ACPI item when still in the BIOS If not even this helps, move the controller card to another PCIe slot (may also be x16 - slots differ only in the number of lines). It is possible that the card is in conflict with another device on your computer. For some types of BIOS, you can do this directly by enabling Force Update ESCD (Reset Configuration Data etc.) in the PnP & PCI Configurations menu. This will cause the IRQ, DMA, and I/O resources to be redistributed.

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