PCI Bus to PC CardBus Read-Writer 1 Slot Internal Rear Low Profile P311

PCM-CR-PC1ICL More Like This Synchrotech provides Elan's P311 PCI Bus to PC cardbus Read-Writer Low Profile for OEMs and system integrators. This revolutionary card provides most Low Profile PCs with all the functionality of laptop based PC Card slots. Created for low profile PC designs, the read-writer's printed circuit board (PCB) conforms to the MD1 profile specification. However, due to the relatively large size of the PC Card socket the device may not be mechanically compatible with every motherboard design. Typically at least one PCI connector provides suitable free space around it to accommodate the card.

The unit's patented hardware and software driver design supports IRQs without needing an ISA slot. When used with operating systems providing full Card and Socket Services support, the read-writer interfaces with both 32 bit CardBus and 16 bit legacy PC Cards in either 3.3V or 5V modes. The single slot design accommodates up to a Type II card, including extended types with antennae. Suitable for wireless LAN cards, high performance CardBus cards, memory cards including ATA Flash, CompactFlash and Microdrives (with PC Card adapters), SRAM, and more. The device drivers 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-PC1ICL PCI Bus to PC CardBus Read-Writer 1 Slot Internal Rear Low Profile P311
Requires Low Profile PCI Slot.
$109.00 Buy Now
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

  • Accepts up to a Type II PC Card
  • 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
  • Hot insertion and removal (except Windows NT)
  • Supports multiple partition PCMCIA Cards
  • PCI Bus Power Management Revision 1.1
  • Intel 82365 compatible register set
Warranty Information
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
System Requirements
  • 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
  • Low Profile PCI to one slot PC Card and CardBus Host Adapter
  • Drivers on floppy disk
  • User guide documentation
Standards Compliance
  • Yenta
  • PC 99
  • PCI Local Bus 2.2
  • PC Card Standard 97
  • ACPI (PCI Power Management 1.0)
Physical Characteristics
Electrical Characteristics
  • Operational Voltage: 12v @ 3µA typical
  • Operational Voltage: 5v @ 21mA typical
  • Operational Voltage: 3.3v @ 0mA (supplied from regulator on 5v rail)
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 lp_dimensions.pdf
Mechanical drawing for checking PCI slot clearance for this device
Synchrotech PCM-CR-PC1ICL/Elan P313 Reader * Date 2003.10.05 * 16KB
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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