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Thread: [EE] PCMCIA (PC CARD) data xfer to laptop
face BY : Mark Willis email (remove spam text)

Aah.  For the connectors, DigiKey sells both PCMCIA and CF sockets (68
or 50 pins respectively, 0.050" pin spacing, two rows 0.050" CTC.)

You'll need PIC Code to handle reading/writing the FAT16 / directory /
file structure, know people working on that but none done yet.  Several
doing this on Atmel's.  One has FDD code on an 8051 that was working for
a commercial product (he's moved & not back on here yet, I guess.  He'll
get settled in.)

Another option:  Could just swap media when you visit the remote site
(then read speed's not so critical - if you're trying to keep a constant
log,  you might consider doing *something* to prevent a write from
occuring as you remove the card - don't want to corrupt any data.

I've found one rather decent URL for you, and a few others:

http://www.rdrop.com/~cary/html/pc_card_faq.html  PC Card FAQ
115k of good data, should help.  (I need to read that again.)

http://hwb.acc.umu.se/index.html (The Hardware Book) has lots of
connectors, http://hwb.acc.umu.se/co_PcCard.html,
http://hwb.acc.umu.se/co_PcCardAta.html, and
http://hwb.acc.umu.se/co_CompactFlash.html specifically would be germane

(http://www.programmersheaven.com/zone5/cat20/index.htm has a bunch of
old good ASM (for 80x86 machines) routines, if the Linux sources don't
tell you what you want to know.)

I have lots of old AT/XT BIOS books etc. so if you need to know
something I can look it up...


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