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Operating System: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Latest Version / Release Date: 126.96.36.199 / 18 Oct 1999
The Silicom FastEthernet CardBus is created and manufactured by Silicom. In general, a CardBus are PCMCIA 5.0 or later (JEIDA 4.2 or later) 32-bit PCMCIA devices, unveiled in 1995. It is currently available in laptops from late 1997 onward. CardBus is efficiently a 32-bit, 33 MHz PCI bus in the PC Card form factor. It includes bus mastering, which enables a controller on the bus to communicate with other devices or memory without passing through the CPU. A lot of chipsets are available for both PCI and CardBus, like those that support Wi-Fi. The notch on the left hand front of the device is partly shallower on a CardBus device, so a 32-bit device cannot be connected into a slot that can only accept 16-bit devices. The majority of new slots are compatible with both CardBus and the original 16-bit PC Card devices. CardBus cards have a gold band with eight little studs on the top of the card next to the pin sockets, which is not available in older models.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
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The Silicom FastEthernet CardBus is developed by Sigmacom. CardBus is the trade name for an enhanced which is also known as PCMCIA card specification. The technology is utilized specifically in notebook and portable computers. The CardBus card fits in a slot like a traditional PC card. CardBus permits for all the functionalities that are possible with PC cards, but with these enhancements: Direct Memory Access is backed up, a 32-bit path is used for data transfer, the operating speed is several times greater and CardBus works at lower battery voltage.A CardBus slot, and the related program cross-examines a card when the card is initially inserted in the slot. If a PC card has been plugged, the computer makes use of it as if the slot were a traditional PCMCIA slot. If a CardBus card has been plugged, the computer resets the slot to take advantage of the advanced operating features. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Silicom FastEthernet CardBus errors before installing any driver updates.