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

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.

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Features and Specifications


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


ExpressCard FAQ for ExpressCard 34 and ExpressCard 54

Answers a broad range of ExpressCard questions including form factor, compatibility, etc.

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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