PCI Bus to PC Card and CardBus Read-Writer Internal Front PCI1510

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PCM-CR-PC1IF32 More Like This Introducing a breakthrough PC Card adapter! Short trace length requirements between card slots and controllers have always forced backplane placement for 32-bit PCMCIA PC CardBus readers. The PC1IF32 takes an all new 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 PCI1510 chipset, the reader requires no special drivers--it uses XP/Vista'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 Windows XP/Vista 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 and Microdrives (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. A special software package (PCM-CR-PC1IF32-S) is available for purchase that allows use of the reader under Windows 98/ME/2000.

Part Number and Description Price Add to Cart
PCM-CR-PC1IF32-W PCI Bus to PC Card and cardbus Read-Writer Internal Front PCI1510 Beige
Requires Genuine Retail Microsoft Windows XP/Vista CD-ROM for driver installation: [click for info]
PCM-CR-PC1IF32-B PCI Bus to PC Card and cardbus Read-Writer Internal Front PCI1510 Black
Requires Genuine Retail Microsoft Windows XP/Vista CD-ROM for driver installation: [click for info]
Optional Accessories
CAB-IDEC60-060C Optional .60M (24in) IDE 40-pin Extended Cable Set for 32-bit front Card Readers $15.00 Buy Now
PCM-CR-PC1IF32-S PCM-CR-PC1IF32 IRQ Steering Software for use with Win 98/ME/2000 $15.00 Buy Now

Features and Specifications

CE Mark

Vista Ready

  • Provides one front-access PCMCIA CardBus socket solution
  • PCMCIA 2.1, JEIDA 4.2 compliant. 3.3V, 5.0V, or mixed 3.3V/5.0V operation
  • Allows PC Cards and CardBus Cards to be shared by both portable and desktop PCs
  • The 3.5" Front Drive Bay Unit with single socket is connected to PCI Interface Board via flat ribbon cable
  • Texas Instruments PCI1510 CardBus Controller for high compatibility
  • Intel 82365SL register compatible, ExCA compatible
  • PCI Local Bus Specification Revision 2.2 compliant
  • Accepts Type I, II, and III form factor PC Cards
Warranty Information
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
System Requirements
Slot Capabilities
  • Supports PC Card TypeI/II/III form factors
  • PCMCIA: 8/16 Bit, 8 MHz, 3.3/5V
  • CardBus: 32 Bit, 33 MHz, 3.3 V
  • CardBus Mode: 132 Mbytes/sec
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: 360g (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 PCI1510/R5C485/R5C843/R5C843 based card readers

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