Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: Addonics Technologies
Caution Level: Safe
Operating System: Windows 2003, NT 4, NT, XP, 2000, 98
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 2007
Gigabit Express Card Adapter is an interface which enables connection between the personal computer and secondary devices. The express card is a replacement of the PCMCIA, which is being phased out. The Personal Computer Memory Card International Association is the brain child of both express card and PC. This card is hot pluggable definition of this is best given by ExpressCard website. To have this documentation in hand one is not charged if they are a member of PCMCIA but there are charges for non members. The slots for Gigabit ExpressCard Adapter can accept the following things: memory card readers, firewire 800 of 1394B, additional memory, Serial ATA external disk drives, soundcards, solid state drivers, TV tuner cards and wireless network interface cards.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The benefit of having this express card as compared to the PCMCIA is that it has more bandwidth and this is accredited to the connection to the system bus which is direct. The utmost throughput of this ExpressCard is 480 Mbit/s through USB 2.0 for every fit and 2.5 Gbit/s all the way through PCI Express. Its voltage usage is 1.5volts or 3.3 volts. It is more cost effective than cardbus. It also integrates better with the chipset technology for the motherboard than cardbus. It is this adapter that is used to connect an ExpressCard to PCMCIA devices. High quality laptops manufactured from 2006 have included this ExpressCard slots. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Gigabit ExpressCard Adapter errors before installing any driver updates.