DEXIS Digital X-Ray System PC
Card Reader (PCMCIA Card Adapter)
Low-Profile (Slimline / Small Form Factor) Desktop Computers
(PC & Mac G4/G5)
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This PCMCIA CardBus PC Card
Reader/Adapter, Amtron PCD-TP-110CS,
is officially approved, recommended and supported
by DEXIS (Dental Electronics X-Ray Imaging System) LLC to
DEXIS digital radiography system
sensor PC card
from desktop computers.
[Please look up the PC Card Reader models listed in the official
We have sold
lots of Amtron PCD-TP-110CS to dental community for
dentists to read digital x-ray image data and manage
DEXIS digital diagnostic imaging program on desktop computers in dental offices.
The DEXIS primary digital X-ray device uses a
type II 16-bit PCMCIA PC Card (sensor card) as the interface to a host computer system. The
host computer, such as desktop or notebook PC & Mac, must have a PCMCIA PC Card slot
to accept the DEXIS interface card (sensor card).
Amtron PCD-TP-110CS PCI-to-PCMCIA card drives is the most ideal
method to add a
PCMCIA CardBus PC Card slot to a desktop computer (standard, mini-tower,
low-profile, slimline, small form factor). The
front drive bay mounting
externally stand-alone design make inserting or removing DEXIS
PC card much more convenient.
- Windows XP & Vista will detect this hardware
and install the Windows built-in driver automatically.
Users: please check the
PCI expansion slot requirement.
Installation is easy!
With this PCMCIA CardBus PC Card Reader installed on desktop computer, users can enjoy the same PCMCIA functionality that laptop
provides. Your desktop computer can do what a laptop computer does,
including but not limited to the following:
Amtron PCD-TP-110CS fits in
any standard and low-profile desktop computers.
[The end bracket (metal back-plate) attached to the blue-color low-profile PCI Interface Card
is replaceable (secured with two screws). Both the
full-size metal bracket for standard desktop computer and
the half-size metal bracket for low profile/ slimline/ small form factor desktop PC are supplied in
Card Reader unit can be mounted in
a 3.5" drive bay or a
5.25" drive bay.
To mount the Card Reader in the wider 5.25" drive bay, a
5.25" drive bay mounting kit
(which is included in the package)
The Card Reader also can be set
as a stand-alone external unit.
For larger size computer, such as mini-tower,
order the 25-inch cables set.
Please read the
for some slimline / small form factor computers,
such as "Dell OptiPlex 755 small form factor".
Card Reader front panel
(faceplate) color option: Black or Beige.
before you purchase this product!
includes the optional
5.25" drive bay
large size computer,
such as mini-tower PC, the pair of 18-inch flat cables included in the
package are not long enough. Please purchase a pair of 25-inch
flat cables. [This longer cables set can also be used for
external mounting. However,
external mounting is not highly recommended due to
Flat Cables Set (2 cables)
5.25" Drive Bay Mounting Kit
(match with reader)
in the package)
Availability: both colors are
NOTE: In some
slimline / small form factor computers,
such as "Dell OptiPlex 755 small form factor", the
drive bay space is partially occupied by the computer power supply
Card Reader unit can not be inserted deep enough to be flush with the
computer case surface. In this situation, the Card Reader unit could be
However, external mounting is not highly recommended due to
Please purchase the 25-inch cables set
for external installation.
[Please check the
dimension of the Card Reader unit and the available
drive bay space of your small form factor computer, to determine if
internal mounting is feasible.]
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reader/writer models, please visit
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low-profile PCI-to-PCMCIA card drives is an ideal
method to add a
PCMCIA CardBus PC Card slot to a desktop computer of any form factor (standard, mini-tower,
low-profile, slimline, small form factor, etc). This
high performance PCI interface front-access single-slot PCMCIA PC card reader-writer
is compatible with any desktop computer with an available
PCI expansion slot. The
front 3.5" or 5.25" drive bay mounting
externally stand-alone design make inserting or removing PCMCIA
cards much more convenient.
This desktop computer PCI Bus to
PCMCIA 16-bit PC Card and 32-bit CardBus PC Card Reader/Writer (aka PCMCIA
Card Drive, PCMCIA Adapter, Socket Controller) is equipped with one
Type III PCMCIA CardBus card slot that accommodates
all kinds of Type I, Type II, & Type III PCMCIA PC cards. [All
three types PC Card devices are 85.6 mm long and 54.0 mm wide. This is the same
size as a credit card. The
only difference between the card types is thickness. The thicknesses are 3.3,
5.0, and 10.5 mm for Type I, Type II, and Type III cards respectively. Because
they differ only in thickness, a thinner card can be used in a thicker slot. Thus a Type III slot can
accept Type I, Type II, and Type III cards. On the contrary,
a thicker card can not be used in a thinner slot.]
This desktop PCMCIA CardBus Card Adapter, using
the highly compatible Texas Instruments
PCI1510 PCMCIA CardBus controller chipset, requires no special drivers. It uses
Microsoft built-in Windows
XP/Vista/7 native driver for the TI PCI1510 controller. Simply plug the
supplied PCI interface card into a
PCI expansion slot
on the computer motherboard, boot, and Windows XP, Vista, & 7 will automatically detect this
reader and install the Windows built-in PCMCIA driver. This
hardware also works with Windows 98SE/ME/2000 with the optional IRQ steering driver (not
provided in the package). This hardware is also known to work with
Mac OS, Linux, and Open BSD, [Note: Amtron Technology does not support installation for system running
Linux or Open BSD.]
This PCI-to-PCMCIA CardBus PC Card Reader supports all
kinds of PCMCIA Type I,
Type II, & Type III 16-bit PC cards (such as ATA flash memory
card, hard drives, linear flash card,
wired / wireless IEEE802.11b or Bluetooth ethernet network/LAN and modem card, DEXIS interface card,
I/O card, etc.) and 32-bit CardBus
PC cards (such as IEEE1394 / USB2.0 / eSATA adapters, 3G/ 3.5G wireless modem PC Card,
Panasonic DVCPRO P2 card, etc.). This PCMCIA card drives also reads & writes other types of data
storage cards such as
CompactFlash (CF) card, MicroDrive, Memory Stick (MS & MS Pro),
(MMC), Secure Digital (SD) card, xD
picture card, SSFDC SmartMedia
(SM) card .. etc with the proper PCMCIA adapter.
For customers who live in an area without wired high
speed broadband connection,
this PCD-TP-110CS PCMCIA CardBus card adapter allows you to use a
laptop wireless PC card
on your desktop computer for wireless mobile broadband connection
Amtron PCD-TP-110CS is recommended for
wireless modem PC cards
(3G / 3.5G AirCard)
Verizon / Sierra
AirCard, Novatel Merlin, Cingular EDGE, Kyocera Passport, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T,
ACS, Fiberlink, SK-Earthlink, Qualcomm, and other wireless PC card modems using CDMA,
WCDMA, EDGE, GPRS,
GSM, UMTS, HSDPA, EV-DO (EVDO) technology.
ExpressCard, please order
PCIE-110 (front mounting) or
PCIE-101 (rear mounting).]
card reader is preferred and
rear mounting is acceptable, please click here to
If all drives bay of a desktop computer
are occupied, this card reader can be used as an
external unit since the reader unit is almost fully enclosed by a metal housing
and can be connected to the PCI interface circuit board on the motherboard via
the supplied UDMA IDE/ATA flat cables (80-wire ribbon cable with 2 ATA
connectors) passed through one of the rear expansion slots of the desktop
computer. The rear part of the reader unit is not fully enclosed and a small
area of the circuit board is exposed to provide access for the IDE/ATA flat
cables connecting to the IDE/ATA connectors on the reader unit. However, the
supplied flat cables are only 18-inch long which are designed for internal mounting. If
longer flat cables are required for external mounting, customers need to purchase
longer UDMA IDE/ATA flat cables (80-wire ribbon cable with 2 ATA connectors)
such as the 25-inch flat cables set
available at our site. [Cons for
External Mounting: The Card Reader unit is primarily designed for
internal mounting, Therefore, the rear part of the reader unit is not fully
enclosed by the metal case and a small area of the circuit board is exposed for the IDE flat cables.
And, as shown in the picture, the metal case of reader unit is not painted with the same color that
matches with the color of the front plate. Thus, for
cosmetic reason, the external mounting is not highly recommended
unless drives bay is absolutely not available.]
PCMCIA card reader [fits in 3.5" drive bay]
5.25" drive bay
PCI interface board attached with full-height (4.75" / 121
metal bracket for standard
2/3-height (3.15" / 80 mm)
metal bracket for
small form factor PC
- Two 18-inch Ultra DMA (UDMA)
- Drive bay mounting
- Installation manual
- White box package
- Support Windows XP, Vista, & 7. Windows XP,
Vista, & 7 will
detect this card reader and install the Windows built-in driver automatically.
- Work with Windows 98SE/ME/2000 with optional IRQ
- Work with
Power Mac G4 & earlier G5 (OS X10.4 or later). [Macintosh
Users: This card reader works only if the Macintosh desktop, such as
Power Mac G4 and earlier Power Mac G5, has the
64-bit PCI expansion slot on Mac's
motherboard. However, most of the newer Mac desktop computers do not have PCI expansion
slot on motherboard. If your Mac only has the
PCI Express (PCIe) expansion slot,
please purchase PCIE-CB110.]
- Unsupported, but known to work with
with Kernel 2.4.0 and above
- Unsupported, but known to
work with OpenBSD 3.3 and later, should work with NetBSD and FreeBSD
- One type III front access PCMCIA socket support both 32-bit CardBus
PC Cards and 16-bit PC Cards.
- Low-profile PCI interface card
- Full-height (4.75" / 121mm) end bracket
(backplate) for standard desktop PC including mini-tower.
- 2/3-height (3.15" / 80 mm) end bracket (backplate)
for low-profile (slimline / small form factor) desktop PC.
- Complies with PCMCIA PC Card 95/97 CardBus Standard
- PCMCIA 2.1, JEIDA 4.2 compliant
- Complies with PCI Local Bus Specification Revision 2.2.
- Intel 82365SL register compatible, ExCA compatible
- 3.3V/5V operation. Supports both 3.3V 32-bit
CardBus cards and 3.3V/5V dual-voltage 16-bit PCMCIA cards
- No need for any ISA IRQ Board.
steering: native driver built in Windows XP, Vista, & 7.
- ATA disk interface support.
- Supports Type I, Type II, Type III 16-bit PCMCIA and 32-bit CardBus
PC Card including
Panasonic P2 card,
ATA Flash Card,
DEXIS Card, Hard Disk Drives, Linear Flash Cards (AMD, Intel, etc.
chipsets), SRAM Card, Fax Modem Card (wired or wireless 3G / 3.5G
AirCard), Ethernet/LAN Card, Wireless Network/LAN card (IEEE802.11b, Bluetooth), I/O card, Cardbus PC card
and USB2.0), etc.
- Also support
CompactFlash (CF)** Card, SSFDC SmartMedia (SM)** card,
Microdrive**, Memory Stick (MS) & Memory Stick Pro**, MultiMediaCard (MMC)**, Secure Digital (SD)** card,
xD picture** card, etc.
(** with a proper PCMCIA Adapter)
- Supports all kinds of PC Card Hot-Swapping feature (insert or remove
card without turning off the system).
- Power saving suspend mode support.
- No external power required.
- 1 year warranty and free technical support.
host bridge: Texas Instruments
PCI1510 PCMCIA CardBus controller chipset
- PCI interface card
dimension: 4- 3/4" (120.5 mm) [L] x 1- 3/8" (35.0 mm) [W]
- PCI interface card
end bracket height: (a) 3.15" (80 mm) for low-profile
PC, and (b) 4.75" (121
mm) for standard PC
dimensions: 5- 13/16" (147.7 mm) [L] x 4" (101.6 mm) [W] x
1- 1/16" (26.2 mm) [H]
- Card reader weight:
- Data transfer rate:
CardBus mode 132 Mbytes/sec (Max)
- PCMCIA PC card: 8/16
Bit, 8 MHz, 3.3V/5V
- PCMCIA CardBus card:
32 Bit, 33 MHz, 3.3V
temperature: 0oC to 70oC
- Operating relative humidity: 0 - 70%
temperature: -55oC to 125oC
Storage relative humidity: 0 - 95%
Voltage @ PCI: DC 3.3V/ 5V/ 12V
Card socket: DC 3.3V/ 5V @ 1A
Warranty & Support:
- 1 year warranty.
- Free technical support from Amtron
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