Manufacturer: Lucent Technologies
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 7.88 MB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: N/A / 31 Jul 2000
The Xircom WDM Communication Device fits in a slot like a conventional PC card. It allows for all the functions that are possible with PC cards with this improvements; direct memory access (DMA) is supported. The Xircom WDM Communication Device uses a 32-bit path for data transfer. The operatind speed is several times graeter and it works at lower battery voltage. The Xircom WDM Communication Device slot and the associated software, interrogates a card when the card is first inserted, the computer uses it as if the slot were a conventional PCMCIA slot. If the communication device is inserted, the computer reconfigures the slot to take advantage ofthe enhanced operating features. For the device to work, the operating system must support 32-bit data paths.
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
Xircom WDM Communication Device is self-identifying, which means that these devices provide configuration parameters to the system that allow the system to identify the device and its driver. It allows burst transfers of up to 132 MB per second as well as bus mastering. It limits the voltage range to 3.3 volts which is low voltage. The signal protocols of the Xircom WDM Communication Device are similar as the PCI. The pins of the Xircom WDM Communication Device interface are dynamically redefined once the nature of an inserted card has been indentified. Xircom WDM Communication Device are easy to identify as they have an extra gold colored metal strip on the end of the card. This is an extra shielding required because of the faster data transfer. It is compatible with Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows XP. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Xircom WDM Communication Device errors before installing any driver updates.