IOFlex PC CardBus to FireWire IEEE 1394 Ruggedized

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FireWire PC Card More Like This Synchrotech offers the IOFlex PC CardBus to FireWire® host adapter as a low cost alternative to cards with bus power capabilities. The IOFlex is the perfect solution when all your FireWire® or i.LINK® devices are self-powered. The card interfaces FireWire® peripherals including Digital Video Camcorders, digital still image cameras, set top boxes, hard drives, DVD/CDRWs and other mass storage devices with CardBus capable laptops. Additionally, the IOFlex is fully compliant with the latest PC Card standards, OHCI, and CardBus/PCI Power Management. The card features a ruggedized form factor in which the ports are integrated via the extended card form factor.

Part Number and Description Price Add to Cart
PCM-FIO-01X1 IOFlex PC CardBus to IEEE1394 FireWire Ruggedized
Requires 32 Bit PCMCIA PC CardBus Slot: [click for info]

Features and Specifications

Win32 MacOSX x86Unix

CE Mark

FireWire Logo

Seven Ready

  • Comes with two (2) 6-pin standard connectors
  • Supports 100/200/400 Mbit/second transfer rates
  • Dual (2) 400 Mbps FireWire/IEEE 1394 ports to 32-bit CardBus PC Card
  • Fully supports provisions of IEEE 1394-1995 standard for high performance serial bus and the P1394a supplement
  • Compliant with Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI) 1.0 specifications
  • Fully compliant with 32-bit CardBus and PCMCIA Type II specifications
  • Supports up to 63 devices in peer-to-peer configuration
  • Fully Plug-N-Play and Hot-Swap compatible
Warranty Information
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
FireWire Ports
  • Two Unpowered 400Mbps ports (two 6-pin IEEE 1394 connectors)
  • 100, 200 or 400 Mbps operation, automatic detect and negotiation
  • Does not supply bus power to any devices
Standards Compliance
  • OHCI 1.0 compliant
  • PC Card Standard 7.0/CardBus specification compliant
  • 32bit data bus, bus master DMA transfer capability
  • IEEE 1394.a, IEEE 1394.1995 compatible
  • FCC, VDDI, CE complaint
PC Requirements
  • PC or laptop computer with 64MB of RAM and 300MHz or faster processor
  • Windows(R) 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Server 2008/Windows 7 or later
  • One available 32-bit PCMCIA PC CardBus Type II slot
Mac Requirements
  • One available 32-bit CardBus / PCMCIA Type II slot
  • PowerBook G3 or G4 series with Mac OS 9.x or later
  • iBook series with Mac OS 9.x or later
Package Includes
  • One (1) FireWire/1394 Dual Ports 32-bit CardBus PC Card (CBFW210)
  • One (1) 6-pin to 4-pin FireWire/1394 cable (2-feet)
  • One (1) video editing software
  • User manual
  • Warranty card
Electrical Characteristics
  • Operational Voltage: 3.3V/DC ± 0.3V Low Power consumption
Physical Dimensions
  • Standard Type II PC Card: 54.0 x 85.6 x 5.0mm (WLH)
  • Extended Card Portion: 54.0 x 33 x 15.0mm (at maximum) (WLH approx.)
  • Weight: 60g (approx.)
Operating Environment
  • Operating temperature: 0° C to 55° C
  • Relative Humidity: 95% (max.) non-condensing


W3 Document XP SP2 FireWire Performance Fix
Performance of 1394 devices may decrease after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft document and download for fixing possible performance decreases after SP2 installs
W3 Document Using the IOFlex PC CardBus to FireWire IEEE 1394 Ruggedized with MacOS
Configurations, test results, observations and caveats when using this devices with CardBus capable Macintosh computers. This device is known to work, but unsupported on the Macintosh at this time.
Synchrotech Parts PCM-FIO-01X1 * Date 2002.08.02
W3 Document Bridging FireWire 400 to FireWire 800
FAQ and product solutions for connecting between FireWire 800 and FireWire 400. Addresses 9, 6, and 4-pin scenarios.

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