usb2pcmcia-r - USB 2.0 to PCMCIA card ROHS
  • usb2pcmcia-r - USB 2.0 to PCMCIA card ROHS
  • usb2pcmcia-r - USB 2.0 to PCMCIA card ROHS

usb2pcmcia-r - USB 2.0 to PCMCIA card ROHS


Interface product allowing use of 1 PCMCIA through USB

If you need to use your PCMCIA card, and your  computer lacks PCMCIA card reader, use our usb2pcmcia card to convert your USB port to a virtual PCMCIA slot.

We recommend getting a set of products:which includes:

  •  usb2pcmcia-r
  •  usb-c1 - cable
  •  pwr-5v - external power supply 5V (optional)
  •  img-w98-wme - OS images (optional)

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Quantity Unit price You Save
5 $119.00 $17.85
20 $119.00 $142.80
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If you need to use your PCMCIA card, but your new computer or laptop lacks a PCMCIA adapter, use our usb2pcmcia card to convert your USB port into a virtual PCMCIA adapter.

Dimensions: 2.6 X 3.25 X 0.8 inches, 6.5 X 8.2 X 1.8 centimeters

Based on the USB 2.0 interface, the USB2PCMCIA-R allows plugging and handling of:
- either +3.3V
- or, +5V
16-bit ’PC Card’ type PCMCIA card.
This can be any standard or custom 16-bit PCMCIA card (Type I, II, or III).

The USB2PCMCIA-R does not support 32-bit ’Card Bus’ PCMCIA cards.

The usb2pcmcia-r offers simple migration from PCMCIA form factor to USB; full access to memory and I/O space of the PCMCIA card; and handling of IRQ events.

The usb2pcmcia-r functions on these Operating Systems:

  • Windows -  7 and later, 64bit releases
  • Linux - 18.04 and later distros, x86 /64bit) and ARM (64 bit)
Installation Software

The usb2isa software includes UNIVERSAL SOFTWARE LAYER feature.

We currently offer support for PCMCIA binaries  which were working on one or more older operating systems. We have support for PCMCIA  software under dos, windows 98, windows me  and possibly windows 2000/xp. We offer images of windows 98 se and windows me, which are booted as a guest os under modern 64bit host os.

For software developers we have api set and samples to build isa software.

Pre-order Considerations

1. Powering needs. We have a power supply which can provide +5V for the PCMCIA cards mounted on the USB2PCMCIA-R product. To find whether you need a Power Supply, please read the PCMCIA card documentation. If the PCMCIA card is 5V type and consumes more than 500mA we recommend getting pwr-5v.

2. Enclosures. ARS Technologies provides as part of the product clear plastic enclosures/boxes USB2PCMCIA-R and for mounting of 1 PCMCIA card.

3. Cables. The USB2ISA-R product and the computer system connect with a cable. You can use one of the choices of cables we offer – 3 feet(recommended) or 15 feet.

4. Software. The installation software should provide all the software you would need to get our USB2PCMCIA-R card to work with your PCMCIA card. Images of older operating systems are available, we recommend to add img-w98-wme   - OS images, Windows ME and Windows 98 SE. We offer our SDKBUS product for developers. If you have access to the PCMCIA software source code, you may be interested in our SDKBUS.

Price - in US Dollars: $119US each       (accessories available to add)

ARS Technologies offers quantity discounts as follows:

  • 5-19 units, - 3% discount from unit price
  • 20-100 units, - 6% discount from unit price
  • 100+ units, please ask for a quote

Data sheet

2.6 X 3.25 X 0.8 inches, 6.5 X 8.2 X 1.8 centimeters
ROHS compliant
Yes, recommended for customers in the European Union
Peripheral bus