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ExpressCard 34 to FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) Host Adapter

ExpressCard to FireWire 800 Harnessing the powerful PCI Express capabilities of ExpressCard, the ExpressCard 34 to FireWire 800 Host Adapter provides full 800Mbps throughput for high performance FireWire 800 peripherals. Perfect for ExpressCard 34 or 54 equipped devices, the adapter provides two FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394 B) ports. Fully backward compatible with previous FireWire standards, simply use a 9 to 6-pin cable to work with FireWire 400 devices. Use with multiple peripherals or with a hub for daisy chaining and/or hierarchical (tree) bus configurations. Ready for use with self-powered devices, or with an optional power adapter for devices requiring bus power.

Part Number and Description
EXP34-FW8IO-01 ExpressCard 34 to FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) Host Adapter
Optional Accessories Sold Separately
PS-FW-12V2A 12VDC 2A External Power Supply/Adapter IOFlex (FireWire)
CAB-FW8-9-9-0200C FireWire 800 IEEE1394b 9pin to 9pin Cable UB 2M/6.6F
CAB-FW8-6-9-0200C FireWire 800 IEEE1394b 6pin to 9pin Cable UB 2M/6.6F
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Features and Specifications

MacOSX Win32

CE Mark

FireWire Logo

Vista Ready

Two 1394.b FireWire 800 ports
Fully compliant with the lastest PCMCIA ExpressCard standard
Supports 100, 200, 400, and 800 Mbps (megabits) transfer rates
Fully supports provisions of IEEE 1394-1995, 1394A, and 1394B standards
Complies with 1394a/1394b and Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI) 1.1/1.2 specifications
Supports up to 62 devices that can be run simultaneously on a system
Plug and play, hot-swap device functionality
Warranty Information
Manufacturer's 5 Year Limited Warranty
Bus Interface
Host: ExpressCard
Peripheral: FireWire 800 or 400
100, 200, 400 and 800 Mbps (megabits) transfer rates
FireWire Connectors
Two 9-pin IEEE 1394b FireWire 800 ports
System Requirements PC
ExpressCard equipped computer with 256MB of RAM and 1GHz or faster processor
Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista
System Requirements Mac
ExpressCard equipped computer
Mac OSX 10.4 or later
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions: 34 x 75 x 5mm (not including extended portion of card)
Weight: 24g (approximate)
Electrical Characteristics
3.3V ± 0.3V directly from ExpressCard socket
500mA (max.)
Package Includes
One (1) FireWire 800 ExpressCard
User manual
Operating Environment
Operating temperature: 0° C to 55° C
Relative Humidity: 90% (max.) non-condensing


W3 Document ExpressCard FAQ for ExpressCard 34 and ExpressCard 54
Answers a broad range of ExpressCard questions including form factor, compatibility, etc.
W3 Document XP SP2 FireWire Performance Fix
Performance of 1394 devices may decrease after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft document and download for fixing possible performance decreases after SP2 installs

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