RME Hammerfall HDSP PCMCIA Card  

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Required for use of Multiface or Digiface with a laptop computer.

For the Hammerfall DSP System, RME developed a world-exclusive PCMCIA type II card in Zero wait state CardBus Busmaster technology.

For some time now, laptops have been powerful enough for even ambitious hard disk recording thanks to high computing power and powerful hard drives. Up to now, a powerful interface was missing though. USB is neither offering the necessary bandwidth, nor the desired compatibility. Available PCMCIA solutions at the moment are nearly always designed as 16 bit PC Card and therefore only make use of the ISA bus.

With up to 130 MBs transfer rate in both directions the same basic performance is provided on a notebook as a PCI card would offer on a desktop computer. Additionally the card offers highest compatibility by being 100% plug-and-play compatible under Windows and MacOS, and being able to share interrupts. The card itself will only use one interrupt (IRQ) for all functions.

If you use Multiface or Digiface with a laptop, this is the card you must have. Order today.


Hammerfall HDSP PCMCIA Card Specifications:

  • 100% plug-and-play compatible
    Hammerfall hardware design: mono channels in block mode, organized in 32-bit ASIO double buffers
    ASIO poured in hardware! 0 (zero!)% CPU load when using the maximum number of channels (52)
    Byte swap for Mac included in hardware
    Automatic hardware self-test when booting
    Hardware update via software (virtual EPROM update)
    Complete interrupt sharing
    Short PCI 2.0 compliant PCI card
    Zero wait state PCI Busmaster interface (130 MB/s transfer rate in both directions)
    32 bit, 3.3 V compatible
    Output: IEEE 1394 connector
    Package contents: PCI card, cable 4.5 meter (15 ft) IEEE 1394, internal cable 3-pole
    PCMCIA type II, 32 bit CardBus card
    Zero wait state PCI Busmaster interface (130 MB/s transfer rate in both directions)
    Current load: ca. 300 mA
    Output: Closed LAN connector
    Package contents: PCMCIA type II card, cable 4.5 meter (15 ft) (Closed LAN to IEEE 1394), switching power supply 100 V-240 V/12 V - 1.25 A, card cable, battery cable
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