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P-Series Technical Data

These data and specifications apply to all of our current models of PCI/PCMCIA adapter:

*The P111 and P222 support 32bit/CardBus PC Cards.  All other models are 16-bit only.

Models

Model No of slots Fits in: Types of Card Supported Chipset
P111 1 1 rear expansion slot Type I, II or III 16 & 32 Bit TI1410/1211
P222 2 1 rear expansion slot One Type III or
Two Types I or II
16 & 32 Bit TI1420
P115 1 1 rear expansion slot Type I, II or III 16 Bit Only CL6729
P228 2 1 rear expansion slot Two Type I or II 16 Bit Only CL6729
P128 2 2 rear expansion slots Two Type I, II or III 16 Bit Only CL6729
P423 2 1 front bay (3.5") One Type III or
Two Types I or II
16 Bit Only TI1420
P424 2 1 external box One Type III or
Two Types I or II
16 Bit Only TI1420
P113 1 1 front bay (3.5") Type I, II or III 16 Bit Only CL6729
P223 2 1 front bay (3.5") One Type III or
Two Types I or II
16 Bit Only CL6729
P118 2 1 front bay (3.5") Two Type I, II or III 16 Bit Only CL6729
P114 1 1 external box Type I, II or III 16 Bit Only CL6729
P224 2 1 external box One Type III or
Two Types I or II
16 Bit Only CL6729
P119 2 2 external boxes Two Type I, II or III 16 Bit Only CL6729
P116 2 1 rear expansion slot and 1 front bay. One Type III or
Two Types I or II
16 Bit Only CL6729
P117 2 1 front bay, one slot internal One Type III or
Two Types I or II
16 Bit Only CL6729
P122 2 1 rear expansion slot, one slot internal One Type III or
Two Types I or II
16 Bit Only CL6729

Technical Data

Power measurements

Power measurements (below) for the PCMCIA card readers represent the loading of the card reader on the PCI bus power rails without any PCMCIA card inserted in the card reader.

Single Rear Slot Models : (P111, P311, P312, PMC111)

  1. 12v: 3uA typical
  2. 5v: 21mA typical
  3. 3.3v: 0mA (supplied from regulator on 5v rail)

Dual slot models: (P222, P423, P424, P416)

  1. 12v: 6uA typical
  2. 5v: 40mA typical
  3. 3.3v: 0mA (supplied from regulator on 5v rail)

MTBF

Estimated MTBF for all our card readers is 100K hours under normal operating conditions.

Over Current Protection

Power supply over-current protection is built into all our range of PCMCIA card readers and provides protection to the PC and card reader from faulty PCMCIA cards being inserted in the card reader.

Max. Power Supply current to the PCMCIA card in each PCMCIA socket (all models):

Board Dimensions

Including PCI Pins:

Supported Operating Systems

*Windows 95 Support:
Models using CardBus controllers support OSR2 OEM (Version B/C) only - P111, P222, P423, P424
All other models support all versions of Windows 95.

DOS Support

A DOS driver suitable for some applications is available, please email pseries.dos@pccard.co.uk for more information.

Hardware Requirements

The P-series will run with any true "IBM compatible" single processor Pentium PC or higher with PCI Bus version 2.1 or higher.  (Generally machines with processors earlier than the Pentium 133 do not have PCI Bus 2.1.)

We have a utility available which allows you to test BIOS support on your PC.

Multiprocessor Machines:  in some systems the P-series drivers will not operate on multi-processor motherboards.  This only affects systems running Windows NT4, 2000 or XP and more information is available in our troubleshooting section.

Beware! - you cannot use your P-series unit in a laptop; The P-Series drivers are designed to operate with specially designed PCI based PC-Card drives on add-in boards for desktop PC's.
You should NOT install the P-Series drivers on any other hardware platform, THEY WILL NOT WORK!

Hardware Compatibility

The P-series adapters offer a PCMCIA slot equivalent to that on a laptop PC.  All models support all PCMCIA standard compliant 16-bit cards.  The P111, P222 and P311 support all PCMCIA standard compliant 16-bit and 32-bit (CardBus) cards. The P416 has two slots which both support all PCMCIA standard compliant 16-bit cards; the rear slot also supports 32-bit (CardBus) cards.

Our supported card list (PDF) indicates cards which Elan has tested with our P-series in-house.