The Deliverator – Wannabee

So open minded, my thoughts fell out…

Square Peg into Round Hole? Yes!

Posted by Deliverator on August 12th, 2005

I ordered a compact flash to pcmcia adapter last week from eXpansys, a company that specializes in PDAs and the oddball accessories that tend to go with them. It arrived today. Although I wasn’t expecting it, the adapter is quite flexible, which is useful for keeping the card out of the way of anything that might be in an adjacent slot. I tried the adapter out in the carputer’s VIA Epia MII motherboard and am pleased to say it works just fine with my Senao 200 MW card. I was worried that the Senao might only operate on a 5 volt bus (CF only supplies 3.3), but it works just fine. So, the carputer can now accomodate a 16 bit PCMCIA card using the CF->PCMCIA adapter, as well as a 32 bit Cardbus card. This is great news, as I should be able to run both WiFi and a cellular access card simultaneously!