Another Long Shot - Anyone ever make a PCMCIA to USB converter

Hello,

It's a long shot but hoping someone in the arduino community has done it! :slight_smile:

I have a PCMCIA card that has some "unique" hardware that can connect to it. Software (lastest version does run on windows 10) still can still support it - confirmed it by installing on PC with card slot - but modern laptops do not have a PCMCIA port anymore.

I was hoping to get a PCMCIA to USB but that seems difficult to find / not reliable... so I'm now exploring the possibility of making one similar to Serial to USB that then emulates a COM port but a bit a lost as to where to start.

Any positive feedback on this idea welcomed! :slight_smile:

There are all sorts of adapters around , not sure if they suit your need - have you googled ?

hammy:
There are all sorts of adapters around , not sure if they suit your need - have you googled ?

yep I have… there only seems to be one hit and not sure it’s reliable either…

There is more than one…

The sort of pcmcia card you have maybe important if it is linked with a specific application, eg National instruments

Is this the “ one” you found :slight_smile:

https://sewelldirect.com/u142-usb-to-cardbus-adapter-for-3g-high-speed-modem-pcmcia-cards

hammy:
There is more than one...

The sort of pcmcia card you have maybe important if it is linked with a specific application, eg National instruments

Is this the “ one” you found :slight_smile:

https://sewelldirect.com/u142-usb-to-cardbus-adapter-for-3g-high-speed-modem-pcmcia-cards

the pcmcia card works with CANalyzer

that link would be interesting iff the product was not discontinued! :slight_smile:

if not pcmcia, what about pci or pcie? can those have a -to-usb converter?