ExpressAdapt PCMCIA PC CardBus to USB Mode ExpressCard Adapter

ExpressAdapt PC CardBus to ExpressCard ExpressAdapt represents the second generation of CardBus to ExpressCard adapters, combining benefits of previous generation 16-bit and 32-bit adapters. Integrating the latest NEC ECOUSB™ controller with Synchrotech's advanced voltage regulating circuitry gives ExpressAdapt major advantages over competing devices. Utilizing ECOUSB™ provides ExpressAdapt with significant compatibility and performance features. First ExpressAdapt needs no drivers on contemporary mainstream operating systems, it is recognized and supported automatically. Second, it harnesses the fastest USB 2.0 throughput to complement the latest HSDPA and EVDO Rev. A ExpressCards. Lastly, ExpressAdapt's integrated controller allows for low power consumption and price.

ExpressAdapt overcomes power considerations of earlier 32-bit PC CardBus adapters providing 1000mA at 3.3V and 650mA at 1.5V. With the ability to supply power on both ExpressCard rails, newer cards like the Option Wireless GT Max 3.6 Express are fully supported. Crafted with the highest quality connectors and frame materials, ExpressAdapt meets or exceeds the requirements of every standards body it falls under.

ExpressAdapt is a PCMCIA PC CardBus to USB ExpressCard Adapter. It works with USB 2.0 Mode ExpressCards only. This includes WWAN Wireless broadband cards like the Kyocera KPC680 and the Sierra Wireless AC597E. Like all PC Card to ExpressCard adapters, ExpressAdapt does NOT work with PCIe based ExpressCards. ExpressCards using the PCI Express (PCIe) portion of the ExpressCard standard include very high performance devices like FireWire 800 and eSATA host adapters.

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ADP-PCM-EXPUSB2 ExpressAdapt PCMCIA PC CardBus to USB Mode ExpressCard Adapter
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Features and Specifications

CE Mark

Vista Ready

  • PCMCIA PC Card Standard Version 8.0 Compliant
  • No drivers needed for Windows 2000, XP and Vista and Mac OSX 10.4 and later
  • Compatible with all USB-mode ExpressCards including many WLAN, WiMax, 3G (HSDPA and EVDO) and memory
  • Prevents obsolescence purchases of 3G cards, buy an ExpressCard based device for current PC Card equipped notebook, use without ExpressAdapt once notebook is replaced by modern ExpressCard model
  • Advanced Power Regulating circuits supports widest range of ExpressCards
  • Allows use of USB based ExpressCards between different computers
  • Supports Plug and Play and Hot Plug features
Warranty Information
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
Host Card
  • 32-bit PC CardBus Card Type II
Media Accepted
  • USB 2.0 based ExpressCard/34 form factor (listing)
  • NOT COMPATIBLE with any PCIe based ExpressCards - examples include eSATA, FireWire, GigE, etc.
  • NOT COMPATIBLE with ExpressCard/54 devices
System Requirements
  • Any computer or PC Card Reader with a 32-bit PC CardBus Type II Slot
  • No drivers needed for The Windows 2000, XP and Vista
  • No drivers needed for Mac OSX 10.4 and later
  • Unsupported, but known to work with many BSD and Linux distributions
Transfer Rate
  • Supports USB 2.0 throughput of High Speed 480Mbps, Full Speed 12Mbps, and Low Speed 1.5Mbps
Physical Characteristics
  • Dimensions: 85.6 x 54 x 5mm (not including extended portion of card)
  • Weight: 14g (approximate)
Electrical Characteristics
  • Usage: +3.3V directly from PC Card socket
  • Power provided to 3.3V ExpressCard: 1000mA
  • Power provided to 1.5V ExpressCard: 650mA
  • Power available on both ExpressCard rails (3.3V and 1.5V) if required
Operating Environment
  • Temperature operating : 0° to 70° C
  • Relative Humidity operating: 50% (max.) non-condensing
  • Relative Humidity non-operating: 95% (max.) non-condensing
  • CE
  • FCC Class B
  • RoHS


W3 Document ExpressCard FAQ for ExpressCard 34 and ExpressCard 54
Answers a broad range of ExpressCard questions including form factor, compatibility, etc.
W3 Document ExpressAdapt USB 2.0 Based ExpressCard Compatibility Table
Helpful list of cards known to work with USB 2.0 based ExpressCard adapters

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