PCI Bus to PC CardBus Read-Writer 1 Slot Internal Mezzanine PMC

PMC Reader More Like This Synchrotech provides Elan's PCI Bus to PC CardBus Read-Writer 1 Slot Internal Mezzanine PMC for OEMs and system integrators. This revolutionary card provides most PCI Mezzanine systems with all the functionality of laptop based PC Card slots. Created for compact PCI Mezzanine Card site rack-based system designs, the read-writer's form factor (PMC) conforms to the PMC IEEE P1386.1/Draft 2.4 specification.

The unit's patented hardware and software driver design supports IRQs without needing an ISA slot. When used with operating systems providing full Card and Socket Services support, the read-writer interfaces with both 32 bit CardBus and 16 bit legacy PC Cards in either 3.3V or 5V modes. The single slot design accommodates up to a Type II card, including extended types with antennae. Suitable for wireless LAN cards, high performance CardBus cards, memory cards including ATA Flash, CompactFlash and Microdrives (with PC Card adapters), SRAM, and more. The device drivers work with nearly every Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems running on the 586 or later platform.

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PCM-CR-PMC1I PCI Bus to PC CardBus Read-Writer 1 Slot Internal Mezzanine PMC
Requires PMC Mezzanine Slot.
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Features and Specifications

CE Mark

Vista Compatibility Notes

Features
  • Easy Installation, Microsoft Plug and Play
  • Automatic detection between 16-bit and 32-bit CardBus PC Cards
  • 5V cards at 1Amp typical with fault protection and solid state fuse
  • 3.3V cards at 1Amp typical with fault protection and solid state fuse
  • Accepts up to a Type II PC Card, Slot has ejector lever with latching 2-step action
  • Unit standoffs are 10mm tall to suit most SBC PMC sites, unit fitted with metal bezel and EMC gasket
  • Uses industry standard 1410 or 1211 controller chip, proven on all classes of systems
  • Allows PC Cards and CardBus Cards to be shared by both portable and desktop PCs
  • Hot insertion and removal (except Windows NT)
  • Supports multiple partition PCMCIA Cards
  • PCI Bus Power Management Revision 1.1
  • Intel 82365 compatible register set
Warranty Information
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
System Requirements
  • 586 or better based PC (ie. Athlon, Duron, Pentium, Celeron)
  • One free PMC slot, PMC IEEE P1386.1/Draft 2.4
Operating Systems
  • The Windows Vista
  • Windows 95, 98, 98SE, Millennium Edition and Windows 2000/XP
  • Windows NT 4.0+SP6 (SystemSoft CardWizard 5.2+ recommended)
  • Unsupported, but known to work with many Linux and BSD distributions
Package Includes
  • PCI Bus to PC CardBus Read-Writer 1 Slot Internal Mezzanine PMC Host Adapter
  • Drivers on CD-ROM
  • User guide documentation
Standards Compliance
  • Yenta
  • PC 99
  • PCI Local Bus 2.2
  • PC Card Standard 97
  • ACPI (PCI Power Management 1.0)
  • Supports sleep and suspend modes
Physical Characteristics
  • 152.5mm x 70mm approximate including bezel
  • 10mm standoff
Electrical Characteristics
  • Operational Voltage: 3.3 or 5v up to 1A
  • Operational Voltage: 12V up to 250mA
  • Fault protected and fused (solid state)
  • Keyed to work with 5V or 3.3V host signaling environment
Operating Environment
  • Operating temperature: 0° C to 60° C
  • Storage temperature: -20° C to 80° C
  • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing

Support

W3 Document What happened to Elan Digital Systems Ltd's website?
What happened to Elan, their website, and what we're trying to do to archive and publish their information
W3 Document Using P-Series Devices in The Windows Vista
Instructions for deploying PSeries readers with the Windows Vista
Download Drivers (pseries_windows.exe)
PSeries Driver release for the Windows Vista, subject to Elan's license conditions
Synchrotech Elan P-Series Readers * Date 2007.03.16 * 7.2MB
Download Drivers (pseries50708cd.zip)
PSeries Driver 5.07.08 release, see both sets of release notes below, subject to Elan's license conditions
Synchrotech Elan Series Readers * Date 2005.10.05 * 5.1MB
W3 Document PSeries Driver release notes
W3 Document PSeries Driver CD release notes
This information is a must read for all Elan installations!
W3 Document PCMCIA IRQ Routing on Windows XP
Microsoft support document explaining interrupt issues and work around methods.
W3 Document PCI to PC Card (16) Card Readers Installation Addendum
W3 Document PCI to PC Card (16) Card Readers Installation troubleshooting
W3 Document PCI to PC Card(Bus) Bridge Chips in Select Card Readers

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