Vive Wireless Adapter PCIE Slot

jmean
Visitor

Re: Vive Wireless Adapter PCIE Slot

any one have any sucess with the "M.2 to PCIe adapter" setup, did it work?

mirak
Explorer

Re: Vive Wireless Adapter PCIE Slot

advantage of that also would be to have hardware compression done in a breakout box instead of hogging the cpu and the pciexpress bus

NWNJ
Contributor

Re: Vive Wireless Adapter PCIE Slot

I read somewhere that the breakout boxes won't work and you need more power for the m.2 slot to work for it..
Vive Staff

Re: Vive Wireless Adapter PCIE Slot

Breakout boxes are indeed unsupported. We're really not commenting on M.2 converters except to say it's outside of our stated use case (motherboard with one free 1x or 4x PCI-E slot) but as you've seen above, it has worked for at least a few people.... We certainly don't recommend mounting it in a way to could cause damage to the other components in your PC and wouldn't recommend purchasing the adapter unless you meet the free slot requirement. 

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NWNJ
Contributor

Re: Vive Wireless Adapter PCIE Slot

Are they working on a solution for laptops?
Logik
Contributor

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Hi David,

 

I appreciate your willingness to get in front of my question, its refreshing when a vendor/partner replies the way you have.

 

Im curious to know if HTC's postion on this matter has changed or evolved at all? Does HTC recognize the legitimacy of such a need?

 

Rough numbers show me a huge missed market opportunity here for HTC to not offer this solution in a M.2 / Mobile form factor

Logik
Contributor

Re: Vive Wireless Adapter PCIE Slot

Thank you for your contribution on this topic. I for one, greatly appreciate it.
Do you have any further updates on your project here? Anything you would have done different?
I'm going ahead with this now-based on your research
Vive Staff

Re: Vive Wireless Adapter PCIE Slot

@Logik - We're certainly aware that there is a demand for this - especially with VR developers and those who exhibit at events; it's just a limitation of current laptop vs desktop motherboard architecture - the existing product is built on desktop architecture. 

 

I do not have any additional info at this time - we've identified some combitions of laptop hardware which sorta work - sorta being the opperative word, nothing to write home about. I really wouldn't hold out for this specific product offering to work on laptops - it's a desktop product.

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To connect with a live support agent for hardware support, go to www.vive.com/support, click on "contact us" in the top righthand corner, and then opt to speak with a Live Chat agent

David R

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rscott
Settler

Re: Vive Wireless Adapter PCIE Slot

I have a PCI-E x1 slot available what is the minimum requirement for that. I believe mine is PCI-E x1 (version 1) or 250mb/s... Does the PCI-E x1 need to be (version 2) or 500mb/s??? I can't find any doc on the requirement.
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rscott
Settler

Re: Vive Wireless Adapter PCIE Slot

Correction PCI-Ex1 v1,0 is 250MB/s vs v2.0 at 500MB/s ..