P111 and P222 PCI Bus to PC Card and CardBus Read-Writers Internal Rear

PCM-CR-PC2IC2 More Like This Synchrotech offers the Elan P111 and P222 PCI Bus to PC Card and CardBus Read-Writers Internal. These PCI cards provide desktop computers with all the functionality of laptop based PC Card slots. The read-writers' unique patented hardware and software driver design supports IRQs without the need for an ISA slot. When used with operating systems that provides support for full Card and Socket Services, the read-writers interface with both 32 bit CardBus and 16 bit legacy PC Cards in either 3.3V or 5V modes. The two slot design accommodates up to two Type I or two Type II cards simultaneously, or one Type III card, while the one slot design accommodates any card up to Type III.

Suitable for wireless LAN cards including 3G HSDPA, 3G EVDO, 802.11b and Bluetooth, high performance CardBus cards including IEEE 1394 FireWire and USB 2.0, the read-writers also handle memory cards including ATA Flash, CompactFlash and Microdrives (with PC Card adapters), SRAM Cards, and much more. In fact, the reader supports nearly any 16 or 32 bit PC Card application as long as they are supported by the host operating system. The drivers for the read-writers work with nearly every Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems running on the 586 or later platform.

Part Number and Description Price Add to Cart
PCM-CR-PC1IC2 PCI Bus to PC Card and CardBus Read-Writer 1 Slot Internal Rear P111 N/A EOL
PCM-CR-PC2IC2 PCI Bus to PC Card and CardBus Read-Writer 2 Slot Internal Rear P222
product at end of life, for a suitable replacement see PCM-CR-PC2IC3
Optional Accessories
ADP-CF1-PC Synchrotech PC Card Type II to CompactFlash Adapter $9.50 Buy Now

Features and Specifications

CE Mark

Vista Compatibility Notes

  • Easy Installation, Microsoft Plug and Play
  • Automatic detection between 16-bit and 32-bit CardBus PC Cards
  • Allows PC Cards and CardBus Cards to be shared by both portable and desktop PCs
  • Accepts one Type III or two simultaneous Type I/II PC Cards (two slot model)
  • PCI 1420 (two slot model) CardBus Controller
  • PCI 1410 (one slot model) CardBus Controller
  • Hot insertion and removal (except Windows NT)
  • Supports multiple partition PCMCIA Cards
  • PCI Bus Power Management Revision 1.1
  • PCMCIA Version '97 compliant
  • PCI Local Bus 2.2 compliant
  • PC '99 compliant
  • ACPI 1.0 support
Warranty Information
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
System Requirements PC
  • 586 or better based PC (ie. Athlon, Duron, Pentium, Celeron)
  • One free PCI slot, PCI Bus version 2.1 or later
Operating Systems
  • The Windows Vista
  • Windows 95, 98, 98SE, Millennium Edition and Windows 2000/XP
  • Windows NT 4.0+SP6 (SystemSoft CardWizard 5.2+ recommended)
  • Unsupported, but known to work with many Linux and BSD distributions
Package Includes
  • PCI to two slot PC Card and CardBus Host Adapter (two slot model)
  • PCI to one slot PC Card and CardBus Host Adapter (one slot model)
  • Drivers on floppy disk
  • User guide documentation
  • PCI Local Bus 2.1
  • PC Card Standard '97
  • ACPI (PCI Power Management 1.0)
Physical Characteristics
  • 120mm x 93mm (LW)
Electrical Characteristics
  • Operational Voltage: 5 Volts ± 5%, 12 Volts ± 5%
Operating Environment
  • Operating temperature: 0° C to 60° C
  • Storage temperature: -20° C to 80° C
  • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing


W3 Document What happened to Elan Digital Systems Ltd's website?
What happened to Elan, their website, and what we're trying to do to archive and publish their information
Download Drivers (pseries50708cd.zip)
PSeries Driver 5.07.08 release, see both sets of release notes below, subject to Elan's license conditions
Synchrotech Elan Series Readers * Date 2005.10.05 * 5.1MB
W3 Document PSeries Driver CD release notes
This information is a must read for all Elan installations!
W3 Document PCMCIA IRQ Routing on Windows XP
Microsoft support document explaining interrupt issues and work around methods.
W3 Document PCI to PC Card (16) Card Readers Installation Addendum
W3 Document PCI to PC Card (16) Card Readers Installation troubleshooting
W3 Document PCI to PC Card(Bus) Bridge Chips in Select Card Readers

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