Synchrotech has released the US$45 ExpressAdapt PCMCIA PC CardBus to
USB Mode ExpressCard Adapter
the second generation of CardBus to ExpressCard adapters, which
combines the benefits of previous generation 16-bit and 32-bit
The ExpressAdapt PCMCIA PC CardBus to USB Mode ExpressCard Adapter
integrates the latest NEC ECOUSB controller with Synchrotech’s
voltage regulating circuitry. Utilizing ECOUSB provides ExpressAdapt
with significant compatibility and performance features, according to
Synchrotech. First, the ExpressAdapt needs no drivers on contemporary
mainstream operating systems; it’s recognized and supported
automatically. Second, it harnesses the fastest USB 2.0 throughput to
complement the latest HSDPA and EVDO Rev. A ExpressCards. Also,
ExpressAdapt’s integrated controller allows for low power consumption.
It provides1000mA at 3.3V and 650mA at 1.5V. With the ability to
supply power on both ExpressCard rails, newer cards like the Option
Wireless GT Max 3.6 Express are fully supported.
ExpressAdapt is a PCMCIA PC CardBus to USB ExpressCard Adapter. It
works with USB 2.0 Mode ExpressCards only. This includes WWAN
Wireless broadband cards like the Kyocera KPC680 and the Sierra
Wireless AC597E. Like all PC Card to ExpressCard adapters,
ExpressAdapt does not work with PCIe based ExpressCards.