Difference between revisions of "CardBus slot"

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* [[Wikipedia:PCMCIA|Wikipedia article on PCMCIA, CardBus and ExpressCard]]
* [[Wikipedia:PCMCIA|Wikipedia article on PCMCIA, PC Card, CardBus and ExpressCard]]
=== Linux support ===
=== Linux support ===

Revision as of 04:35, 19 October 2005

The CardBus slot is a 32bits slot, that is backwards compatible with the older PC Card standard.

It exists in ThinkPads both as a Type II and Type III implementation. Type III is double the tickness of Type II, and most Type III implementations can accept two Type II cards.

  • A Type III slot can accept a Type III, Type II or Type I card
  • A Type II slot can accept a Type II or Type I card

Linux support

Cardbus adapters are handled by the Linux PCI subsystem as hotplug PCI adapters.

PC Card adapters where handled by the older Linux PCMCIA package until the 2.6 kernel where PC Card is now directly supported.

Models featuring this Technology

(1) Type II slot

(1) Type III slot

(2) Type III slots

(2) Type II, or (1) Type III slot