Quatech/B&B 1 Port Performance PCIe based IEEE-1284 EPP Parallel ExpressCard

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ExpressCard to Parallel Printer IEEE 1284 More Like This Quatech/B&B's high performance ExpressCard 34 to EPP Parallel cards adds fast IEEE-1284 EPP Parallel ports to mobile computers for attaching DB25 equipped Parallel printers, scanners, or other Parallel port devices. Unlike other ExpressCard IEEE-1284 EPP Parallel adapters, Quatech/B&B's utilize the PCIe portion of the ExpressCard standard.

Advantages of a PCIe-based ExpressCard design are in the interface to the laptop's motherboard. The PCIe bus interface is the successor to the PCI bus, which in turn was the successor to the ISA bus to which built-in ports were originally attached. As such, the ExpressCard adapter design utilizes a PCIe-based design and can still directly use I/O space addresses and interrupts, thus more closely emulating built-in ports than can be done via USB-based design. Moreover, because there's no USB stack for the drivers to contend with, throughput can be higher and latency will be lower (considerably so in many cases). Due to improved data transfer rate, the ExpressCard is considerably more efficient for multi-tasking operations.

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Features and Specifications


CE Mark

Vista Ready

Seven Ready

  • CE Approved
  • 2048-byte FIFO (ECP mode only)
  • IEEE Standard, 1284-2000 compliant
  • Supports RLE decompression (ECP mode only)
  • Uses the Windows system-supplied parallel drivers
  • Supports PCI Express Base Specification Revision 1.1a
  • Supports compatibility (Centronics), Bi-directional (PS/2), ECPand EPPmodes
  • Built-in 1024-byte FIFOs buffers increase data transmit/receive speed
  • Supports Windows XP/Vista/7 operating systems
  • High speed ExpressCard with plug-n-play
  • Hot plugging and hot swapping features
  • Installs in any ExpressCard slot
  • Adds 1 true EPP parallel port
Warranty Information
  • Manufacturer's 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • IEEE 1284 Parallel Printer Port
  • Modes: EPP Mode, Standard Unidirectional Parallel Port Mode, Standard Bidirectional Parallel Port Mode
Standards Conformance
  • FCC, CE
  • ExpressCard 1.0 (PCIe 1.1a)
  • Provides One (DB25 Male) IEEE 1284 Parallel Port for device connections
System Requirements PC
  • ExpressCard equipped computer
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
Physical Characteristics
  • Dimensions: 34 x 75 x 5mm (not including extended portion of card)
  • Weight: 24g (approximate)
Electrical Characteristics
  • 1.5V ± 0.3V directly from ExpressCard socket
  • 500mA (max.)
Operating Environment
  • Operating temperature: 0° C to 55° C
  • Relative Humidity: 90% (max.) non-condensing
Package Includes
  • ExpressCard 34 to IEEE 1284 Parallel Card
  • One Fan Out Cable (DB26 Male to DB25 Female)
  • User guide


W3 Document ExpressCard FAQ for ExpressCard 34 and ExpressCard 54
Answers a broad range of ExpressCard questions including form factor, compatibility, etc.

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