A computer bus based on Peripheral Component Interconnect (also known as PCI) was used by Pippin consoles to attach proprietary expansion docks. This customized 120-pin connector was referred to as "X-PCI".
A Pippin expansion dock can be attached to the bottom of a console to add peripherals contained within the dock, such as a floppy drive or ethernet port. The dock contains a small riser card to connect to the X-PCI bus. The X-PCI connector uses the same 120-pin configuration as the Pippin ROMs.
- ↑ Useful Notes / Pippin, TV Tropes. Accessed 2017-04-20.
- ↑ Hacking the Pippin by Phil Beesley, Vintage Macintosh. 2007-10-22. Archived 2017-08-17
- ↑ Spec. (Japanese), Pipp!n@Archive. Archived 2007-02-05.
- ↑ Pippin @World gets Ethernet, CNET News. 1997-05-21. Archived 2004-11-25.
- ↑ FDユニット自作 その１ (Japanese) by Kankoba, MAISON PiPPiN, GeoCities. Archived 2002-03-05.