INTERWORLD Electronics has announced its entire line of Quatech's parallel and asynchronous serial port PCMCIA cards now come with Windows CE support.
Quatech's serial PCMCIA line includes one, two and four port cards for asynchronous RS-232 and RS-422/485 protocols.
The cards are implemented with 16550 UARTs containing 16-byte FIFOs for increased performance in multitasking environments, and provide data rates up to 115.2 kbps.
Also included is the SPP-100 single parallel port PCMCIA card for high speed EPP communication.
The cards are small, light, and have low power requirements, making them a suitable interface choice for using portable serial and parallel peripherals such as GPS receivers, bar code scanners, and printers with a handheld computer running Windows CE.
The cards can significantly expand a system's capabilities while taking up minimal system resources, as a single software selectable interrupt is used to service all ports. Along with Windows CE, support is provided for DOS, Windows 3.x/95/98/Me/NT/2000, OS/2 and Linux.
The new Windows CE drivers are included with the card. Existing customers can download the new drivers from Interworld's website at: http://www.ieci.com.au/support/drivers/quatech/serial_pcmcia_ce.zip. Interworld Electronics 03 9563 5011.