PCI Bus to PCMCIA PC Card and CardBus Drive Read-Writer 2 Slot Internal Front TI PCI1520

PCM-CR-PC2IF32-B More Like This PC2IF32 takes a breakthrough design for PC Card adapters and improve upon it by adding a second slot. With two front loading 32-bit slots, the PC2IF32 is especially attractive to videographers utilizing Panasonic P2 card workflows. In the past, short trace length requirements between card slots and controllers had always forced backplane placement for 32-bit PCMCIA PC CardBus readers. The PC2IF32 takes a different approach. Instead of locating the controller on the PCI card's PCB, it places it in the 3.5" drive bay enclosure. For the first time, a front loading reader can accept 32-bit PCMCIA PC CardBus cards!

Utilizing the highly compatible Texas Instruments PCI1520 chipset, the reader requires no special drivers--it uses an operating system's built in support. It also avoids the confusing and frustrating process of manually trying to force low order unshared IRQs often encountered with many card readers in its class. Simply plug into an empty PCI slot, boot, and retail versions of The Windows will automatically install the correct drivers for the device. Suitable for GSM, CDMA, wireless LAN cards including 802.11b and Bluetooth, high performance CardBus cards, the device also handles ATA Flash, CompactFlash (with PC Card adapters), and much more. In fact, the reader supports nearly any 5V/3.3V 16 or 32 bit PC Card application so long as it is supported by the host operating system.

Part Number and Description Price Add to Cart
PCM-CR-PC2IF32-B PCI Bus to PCMCIA PC Card and CardBus Drive Read-Writer 2 Slot Internal Front TI PCI1520 Black
Requires Genuine Retail Microsoft Windows CD-ROM for driver installation: [click for info]
$139.00 Buy Now
Optional Accessories
PCM-CR-MP-B Mounting Kit - 3.5 to 5.25 Inch Drive Bays Black $15.00 Buy Now
ADP-CF1-PC Synchrotech PC Card Type II to CompactFlash Adapter $9.50 Buy Now

Features and Specifications

CE Mark

Vista Ready

  • Supports 32bit Cardbus Cards
  • Mix-and-match 5V/3.3V 16bits PC cards
  • Dual PC Card Slot with hot insertion and removal
  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista and future versions
  • Texas Instruments PCI1520 CardBus Controller for high compatibility
  • PCI interfaces compatible with 3.3V and 5V PCI signaling environment
  • Two I/O windows and two memory windows available to each PCMCIA PC Card / Cardbus socket
  • Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Later
  • Sanyo OS-CON Solid Capacitor design
  • Fully RoHS compliant
Warranty Information
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
System Requirements
Slot Capabilities
  • Number of Slots: 2
  • PCMCIA: 8/16 Bit, 8 MHz, 3.3/5V
  • CardBus: 32 Bit, 33 MHz, 3.3 V
  • CardBus Mode: 132 Mbytes/sec
  • Supports PC Card Type I/II/III form factors (Type III Card blocks second slot)
Electrical Characteristics
  • Power Voltage: PCI DC 3.3V/5V/12V
  • PC Card Socket: DC 3.3 V/5V @ 1A
Physical Characteristics
  • Dimensions: 147.7 X 101.6 X 26.2mm (LWH ± .5mm)
  • Weight: 530 (without cable)
  • Double 40 pin IDE cables: 37cm/14in
Operating Environment
  • Temperature Operating: 0 to 70°C
  • Temperature Storage: -55 to 125°C
  • Humidity Operating: 0-70% RH
  • Humidity Storage: 0-95% RH
  • Complies with PCI specification 2.2
  • PCMCIA/CardBus slots compliance to Type-II PCMCIA 2.1, CardBus 32-bit (Card-32), and 16-bit PCMCIA 2.1/JEIDA 4.2, and PC Card Standard Release 1997 specification
Package Includes
  • PCI 2.2 to one slot PC Card and CardBus Host Adapter


W3 Document XP/Vista CardBus Drivers FAQ and Information
Issues regarding Windows XP/Vista built in drivers for PCI1520/PCI1510/R5C485/R5C843/R5C843 based card readers

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