The USBPC16 interface device is a PCMCIA card host for USB interface, designed for embedded applications. It enables connection of 16-bit PC Card or Compact Flash devices via the USB bus. The USBPC16 device can also be used to produce adapters which connect physically via a USB connector, or via a USB-type ExpressCard. It can also be used to add a PCMCIA or CF host to a system which has USB available.
Both USBPC16 and USBPC32 are designed to interface to the host processor via a standard USB2.0 port. Whilst the USBPC16 provides a 16 bit PCMCIA interface, the USBPC32 supports CardBus 32 bit applications.
As a future development Elan Digital plans to provide a single device for both 16 & 32 bit depending upon market demand.