ATA PC-Card Adapter

ATA PC-Card Adapter (IDE2PCC)


The IDE2PCC is a cost effective and easy to use adapter for connecting PCMCIA PC Cards ATA with true IDE interface (PC Cards) to the standard IDE port of a single board computer (SBC) from MPL or other manufacturers. The IDE2PCC adapter has up to two PC Card Standard slots for type I, II or III cards. Allowing the use of any 5 V PC Card ATA or PCMCIA ATA card.

For mechanical fixing in MPL's PIP family, the IDE2PCC can be connected to the PC/104 slot. The PC Card slot is then available on the right side of the PIP case. For mounting on top of other SBCs, the mounting holes defined in the PC/104 specification are available.

The IDE signals are connected to the IDE2PCC via a standard 40 or 44 pin IDE cable. The power is distributed either with the 44 pin IDE cable or through the PC/104 connector.

With IDE2PCC the storage cards are used like IDE hard disks, they are not hot plug capable in IDE2PCC. If you require hot plugging support, use the PCCARD Module of MPL AG.

IDE2PCC Specialities

These features make the IDE2PCC adapters to an inexpensive, ideal solution if you need an easy exchangeable storage media. The adapters allow booting from this device and give your system more flexibility. Furthermore the PC/104 form factor relieves the mechanical installation into your system.

Technical Features

PC Card Interface
Card Types supported Only PCMCIA PC Cards with a true IDE interface Use the PCCARD Module for other card types!
Interface Voltage 5V only via 44-pin IDE connector or through PC/104 connector

Power +5VDC +/-5%  
Temperature Range -20°C up to 70°C  
Humidity 5% - 95% non condensing  

Operating Systems
All Operating Systems that support IDE media will work with the IDE2PCC. However, please note that Hot-Plug support for standard IDE media is not supported by most operating systems.

IDE2PCC Versions

IDE2PCC-[Slots][PC/104 Connector][IDE Connector]
1 Single PC Card Slot
2 Dual PC Card Slot
PC/104 Connector:
A PC/104 stack-through connector assembled
N No PC/104 stack-through connector
IDE Connector:
40 40-pin, 2.54 mm pitch IDE connector assembled
44 44-pin, 2 mm pitch IDE connector assembled
Example: IDE2PCC-1N40
  • Single Slot
  • No PC/104 connector
  • 40-pin IDE connector

For further customer specific versions, please contact MPL AG.

Extended Temperature Option

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

For deployment in harsh environments, the IDE2PCC 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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