PC/104-Plus PCMCIA PC Card Adapters

PC/104-Plus PCMCIA PC Card Adapters (PCCard)


The PCCARD is a PC/104-Plus interface adapter that provides the 8/16 bit PC Card™ and 32 bit CardBus™ functionality to your system.

PCCARD offers two independent PC Card™ standard slots that are backwards compatible with the PCMCIA standard. So PCCARD gives you access to the wide spread CardBus™, PC Card™ or PCMCIA Cards. Through the huge functionality these cards offer your system gain in a maximum flexibility. PCCARD is available as PC/104-Plus module or in a special MPL form factor used for the MPL packaged industrial PCs (PIP).

PCCard Specialities

These features make the PCCARD to the ideal, industrial solution if you need to expand your system with a compact, reliable interface that gives you maximum flexibility. PCCARD connects your system to any available CardBus™, PC Card™ or PCMCIA-Card. This allows you for example to expand your system by removable memory and/or I/O cards (Flash Disks, Ethernet, FireWire, Modem, and more).

Technical Features

PC Card Interface
Card Types supported 3.3V and 5V, 8 bit or 16 bit PC-Cards
32bit CardBus Cards
Card Slots 2 independent, short circuit protected slots  
Controller TI PCI1520 CardBus Controller  

PC/104-Plus Interface
Bus Interface 33MHz clock, 32Bit wide PC/104-Plus compliant
PCI specification revision 2.2 compliant
Interface Voltage 3.3V and 5V interface Version with internal 3.3V power supply available
Interrupts Parallel PCI and ISA interrupts supported  

Power +5VDC and/or 3.3VDC +/-5% input over PCI connector
5V only version available
Programming voltage 12V Programming voltage supply over PC/104-Plus connector If required by the PC-Card
Maximum Power consumption max. 1 Amp supply voltage
max. 100 mAmp programming voltage
Temperature Range -20°C up to +70°C Optional -40°C up to +85°C
Humidity 5% - 95% non condensing Optional coating available

Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 (Using CardWizard from SystemSoft Inc. or CardWare from APSoft
  • Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000 (Generic driver support)
  • Microsoft Windows XP (Native driver)
  • Microsoft Windows CE
  • Linux (Yenta socket driver)

PCCARD Versions

Reference Description
PCCARD-M MPL specific PC/104-Plus module for the PIP family, offering 2 PC Card slots (externally accessible)
PCCARD-P PC/104-Plus form factor for all PC/104-Plus compatible PCs, offering 2 PC Card slots
PCCARD-Cx Customer specific versions, please contact MPL for details.

Extended Temperature Option

Reference Description
XTEST-1 Extended temperature test, -40°C up to +85°C

For deployment in harsh environments, the PCCard can be ordered in an extended temperature version. Every system needs to pass various tests in a climate chamber to prove that it will perform flawless over the temperature range indicated.

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