PCI Bus to CompactFlash Type I-II Read-Writer Internal Rear Low Profile P312

PCM-CR-PC1ICFL More Like This Synchrotech provides Elan's P312 PCI Bus to CompactFlash™ Read-Writer Low Profile for OEMs and system integrators. This revolutionary card provides Low Profile PCs with all the functionality of a CompactFlash+™ (CFII+) slot. CFII+ devices are esentially 16-bit PCMCIA cards with I/O functionality including WiFi and other applications. The P312 is also excellent in low-profile PCI style embedded systems. Using CompactFlash storage cards in fixed disk (True-IDE) mode, the CompactFlash card serves as the bootable and primary hard drive for the embedded operating system. Created for low profile PC designs, the read-writer conforms to the MD1 profile specification. It cannot be used in standard chassis because of the miniaturized LP PCI backplane bracket.

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 all CompactFlash™ memory and I/O cards in either 3.3V or 5V modes. A single slot design accommodates up to Type II card including extended types with antennae. Suitable for wireless LAN cards, memory cards including Microdrives, and more. The device drivers work with nearly every Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems running on the 586 or later platform.

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PCM-CR-PC1ICFL PCI Bus to CompactFlash Type I-II Read-Writer Internal Rear Low Profile P312
Requires Low Profile PCI Slot.
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Features and Specifications

CE Mark

Vista Compatibility Notes

  • Accepts up to one Type II CompactFlash
  • Easy Installation, Microsoft Plug and Play
  • Allows CompactFlash Cards to be shared by both portable devices 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
Card Support
  • Type I and II CompactFlash cards, including extended types with antennae
  • CompactFlash+ I/O cards
  • Microdrives
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 CompactFlash 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
  • PCB 120mm x 64.4mm (LW) MD1
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 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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