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FireWire PCMCIA IEEE 1394 CardBus Adapter - Bringing 400 Mbps of blazing FireWire speed to your notebook computer!

Drivers are not required for windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP


Firewire PCMCIA CardBus for notebooks

Equation: Ease and simplicity of USB + incredible speed and technology = "FIREWIRE"

The FireWire PCMCIA CardBus is a 32-bit notebook adapter with dual 400 Mbps FireWire and IEEE 1394 ports. Devices such as high speed USB external CD/RW drives which only run at write speeds of 8X and rewrite speeds of 4X will operate at internal device efficiency resulting in write speeds up to 16X and rewrite speeds of 10X. Additional advantages range from enabling FireWire capable hard disk drives to using high tech HDTV’s that are equipped with built-in fireWire/IEEE-1394 Ports. Drivers are not required for windows 98SE / ME / 2000/XP

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FireWire IEEE-1394 CardBus Specifications:


  • Dual 400 Mbps FireWire/IEEE 1394 Port to 32-bit CardBus PC Card
  • Fully supports provisions of IEEE 1394-1995 standard for high performance serial bus and the P1394a supplement
  • Fully compliant with 32-bit CardBus and PCMCIA Type II specification
  • Comes with two (2) 6-pin standard port connectors
  • Supports up to 63 devices in peer-to-peer configuration
  • Compliant with Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI) 1.0 specification
  • Supports 100/200/400 Mbit/sec transfer rate
  • Fully Plug-N-Play and Hot-Swap compatible
  • Supports Windows 98/SE/Me/2000/XP
    Drivers are not required for windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP

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The FireWire IEEE-1394 CardBus Adapter

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FireWire Connections, and Video

Inserting the firewire IEEE1394 cardbus being inserted into the laptop cardbus port
Firewire cable connectors
CardBus connected to laptop and Firewire cable
Connecting the Firewire IEEE1394 PCMCIA CardBus is not unlike any other PCMCIA card, the difference is in the speed and performance.

The Firewire cable connectors are slightly different than a USB connector as seen above. The Firewire connectors are a shaped connector rather than a rectangular USB.

Make the connection between the FireWire CardBus and your DV camera, drive enclosure, or other Firewire compatible device.
Firewire connected to JVC camera
Full setup of camera and Firewire
A short 10 second video was produced using a JVC Dual Cam digital camera and the FireWire IEEE-1394 PCMCIA CardBus. Listen to the audio along with watching the video, the Firewire CardBus allows for smooth and fast processing of information.

Click this link to view the video.The creativity of the video is not worthy of an Oscar but is a good demonstration of the information transfer through Firewire.
The smaller end of the connector is connected to the camera or Firewire enabled device. The full set up is quite compact and yet gives you the mobility that is needed to get the job done.

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The fact that I didn't have to install any drivers was a big plus, this meant I didn't have to configure anything or worry about conflicting IRQ's. I running windows XP with this FireWire IEEE-1394 CardBus Adapter. Set up is very easy, unlike the USB cable comparitively the CardBus is smaller and I think easier to travel with. In the testing of this device I used a digital camera by JVC which is a Dual Cam Firewire capable camera. Such applications in which to use the Firewire IEEE-1394 CardBus would be seen here with a digital video camera, a portable Hard Drive enclosures, HDTV and future devices. I say future because in my research this is what technology is leaning towards for portability, increased speed, more efficient data transfer.

If you're unfamiliar with this technology, you really need to catch up before you fall to far behind, the future of speed, mobility, and efficiency is leaning towards FireWire IEEE-1394. The fact of the matter is that most newer PC's and laptops are coming equipped with the firewire ports and I think this card is one of the best to expand your system if you're not FireWire IEEE-1394 enabled.