ExpressCard 34 to USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 Combo Host Adapter 1+2 Ports

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ExpressCard to USB 2.0 FireWire 400 More Like This Harnessing the powerful PCI Express capabilities of ExpressCard, the ExpressCard 34 to USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 Combo Host Adapter is an inexpensive single card solution for adding or supplementing USB and FireWire. The ExpressCard provides full 480Mbps throughput for versatile USB 2.0 peripherals and 400Mbps throughput for high performance FireWire 400 peripherals. The adapter provides one external USB 2.0 port and two external FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394 A) ports. The ExpressCard is fully backward compatible with existing USB 1.1 devices, and connects with USB based printers, modems, speakers, scanners, and hundreds of other devices. Easy USB installation makes adding new hardware a breeze, with no complex configuration, confusing plug-ins, or IRQs. Connect up to 127 USB products to PCs. The FireWire portion of 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. Use with multiple peripherals or with a hub for daisy chaining and/or hierarchical (tree) bus configurations. Ready for use with self-powered devices, or purchase 12V > 1A from any electronics store for devices requiring bus power.

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EXP34-U2FW4IO-01 ExpressCard 34 to USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 Combo Host Adapter 1+2 Ports C-220/C-221 N/A SOLD OUT

Features and Specifications

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Vista Ready

  • Compliant with USB Specification 2.0
  • Two 1394.a FireWire 400 ports
  • Fully supports EHCI and OHCI Compliant standards
  • Supports 100, 200, and 400 Mbps (megabits) transfer rates
  • Fully compliant with the lastest PCMCIA ExpressCard standard
  • Fully supports provisions of IEEE 1394-1995, and 1394A standards
  • Supports data transfer rates of high-speed (480Mbps), full-speed (12Mbps) and low-speed (1.5Mbps)
  • Complies with 1394a and Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI) 1.1/1.2 specifications
  • Supports up to 62 devices that can be run simultaneously on a system
  • Plug and play, hot-swap device functionality
Warranty Information
  • Manufacturer's 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • TI
Bus Interface
  • Host: ExpressCard
  • Peripheral: USB 2.0
  • Peripheral: FireWire 400
  • USB: 1.5, 12 and 480 Mbps (megabits) transfer rates
  • FireWire: 100, 200 and 400 Mbps (megabits) transfer rates
  • One USB 2.0 type A ports
  • Two FireWire 400 6-pin IEEE 1394a ports
System Requirements PC
  • ExpressCard equipped computer with 256MB of RAM and 1GHz or faster processor
  • Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003, Vista
Package Includes
  • One (1) Combo Host Adapter ExpressCard
  • User manual
Physical Characteristics
  • Dimensions: 34 x 75 x 5mm (not including extended portion of card)
  • Weight: 24g (approximate)
Electrical Characteristics
  • 3.3V ± 0.3V directly from ExpressCard socket
  • 500mA (max.)
Operating Environment
  • Operating temperature: 0° C to 55° C
  • Relative Humidity: 90% (max.) non-condensing


W3 Document ExpressCard FAQ for ExpressCard 34 and ExpressCard 54
Answers a broad range of ExpressCard questions including form factor, compatibility, etc.
W3 Document XP SP2 FireWire Performance Fix
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Microsoft document and download for fixing possible performance decreases after SP2 installs

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