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ExpressCard Adapter for PCMCIA CardBus PC Card

Laptop and Desktop PC Equipped with ExpressCard Slot



System Requirements

This ExpressCard-to-CardBus Card Adapter converts ExpressCard slot into PCMCIA CardBus slot, so users can operate 32-bit PCMCIA CardBus PC Card in the ExpressCard slot of a laptop or desktop computer.

Note: This product does not work in the ExpressCard slot of a USB port adapter as shown in the example.

This PCMCIA CardBus Card to ExpressCard Adapter accepts Type I (3.3 mm thick) and Type II (5 mm thick) 32-bit PCMCIA CardBus PC Cards. Users can insert this adapter (slot converter) into the the 34 mm wide ExpressCard/34 slot or the 54 mm wide ExpressCard/54 slot of a laptop (notebook PC) or desktop computer, to operate any kinds of 32-bit PCMCIA CardBus PC Cards including Panasonic P2 card, wireless modem broadband 3G & 3.5G PCMCIA AirCard (PC Card), LAN PC Card, video capture card, CardBus adapters (USB, IEEE1394 Firewire, eSATA, ..) & devices, etc.

Note: This product does not support 16-bit PCMCIA PC Cards

This ExpressCard to PCMCIA CardBus Adapter works with Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 / Server 2003 / XP & XP 64-bit / Vista & Vista 64-bit/ 7 & 7 64-bit.

Installation is easy. This product itself requires no driver on Windows PC. [However, the CardBus card may need its own driver, please follow CardBus card driver installation steps.]

Part Number Price (US$)

Availability: discontinued

Package Content

  • ExpressCard to PCMCIA CardBus Adapter
  • Installation Guide

PCMCIA CardBus Card Accepted

  • Type I (3.3 mm thick) and Type II (5 mm thick) PCMCIA 32-bit 3.3V CardBus PC Cards such as Panasonic P2 card, wireless modem broadband 3G & 3.5G AirCard (PC Card), LAN PC card, video capture PC card, PCMCIA CardBus adapter (USB, IEEE1394 Firewire, eSATA, ...), etc.  [32-bit CardBus PC Card can be distinguished by a gold grounding strip on the end that is inserted into the PCMCIA CardBus slot.]
  • Does not support 32-bit 5V CardBus PC Cards
  • Does not support 16-bit PCMCIA PC Cards such as ATA flash memory card, DEXIS sensor card, SRAM card, etc.  [16-bit PCMCIA card does not have a gold strip on the end that is inserted into the PCMCIA card slot.]


System Requirements

  • Computer equipped with an ExpressCard/34 slot or ExpressCard/54 slot [Note: not the ExpressCard slot provided by a USB-to-ExpressCard adapter as shown in the example.]
  • Windows 2000 SP4 / Server 2003 / XP & XP 64-bit / Vista & Vista 64-bit / 7 & 7 64-bit


  • RoHS compliant
  • Connect Type I and Type II 3.3V PCMCIA Cardbus card to ExpressCard 34/54 card slot
  • Suitable for desktop or notebook computers that are equipped with an ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 slot
  • Compliant with ExpressCard standard (PCIe Specification Revision 1.0a)
  • Hot plug support when the ExpressCard-to-CardBus adapter bundle with CardBus card as a removal unit
  • Provides LED indication for device access
  • No external power required
  • Compliant with PC Card standard 7.1
  • CE/FCC approved
  • 1 year warranty and free technical support


  • Interface: ExpressCard34//54 (PCIe Specification Revision 1.1)
  • Data transfer rate: Up to 2.5Gbps (PCIe)
  • Operation Voltage:
    3.3V 5% directly from ExpressCard socket
  • Operating temperature: 0oC to 55oC
  • Storage temperature: -20oC to 65oC
  • Relative humidity (operating): 0% to 50% non-condensing
  • Relative humidity (storage): 0% to 90% non-condensing
Warranty & Support:
  • 1 year warranty.
  • Free technical support from Amtron Technology, Inc.

Panasonic P2 Card Driver Installation

  • Insert P2 Card in the card slot of this product
  • Insert the entire assembly into the ExpressCard slot of your computer
  • start your computer
  • Install the P2 Card Driver supplied by Panasonic
  • If P2 card driver is not available, please download the correct driver for Panasonic P2 Card from the Panasonic website at https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/support/cs/csregistp2m/ep2main/pcdriver_e.htm or  https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/support/cs/csregistp2m/ep2main/. [If Panasonic changes the link, please visit their home page and find the latest download link. Please do not download the driver for camcorders or other devices. You need to download the P2 card driver for Windows PC, not for Mac]
  • Follow the installation procedure described in the P2 Driver Install Manual which can be obtained from the Panasonic website
  • If the P2 Card driver is not successfully installed. Please install the P2 Card driver manually. Update the driver of the "Mass Storage Controller" (in "Device Manager") with "p2cache.inf", the P2 card can be recognized and its data can be accessed via Windows Explorer 

CardBus Card Driver Installation

  • Insert PCMCIA CardBus Card (such as AirCard, Panasonic P2 card, etc,) in the card slot of this product
  • Insert the entire assembly into the ExpressCard slot of your computer
  • Start your computer
  • Install the driver for the inserted CardBus card according to the CardBus card user manual. [The driver is usually provided in the CardBus Card package or could be downloaded from the CardBus Card manufacturer website.]
  • After the CardBus card is recognized by your computer, you can operate the CardBus card the way described in its user manual.

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