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ALSO CALLED: PC LAN Adapters, PCMCIA, Interface Cards, PC Cards, CardBus, Personal Computer Memory Card International Association Card
DEFINITION: A PC Card (previously known as a PCMCIA card) is a credit card-size memory or I/O device that fits into a personal computer, usually a notebook or laptop computer. Probably the most common use of a PC Card is the telecommunications modem for notebook computers. There are 16-binary digit and 32-bit (CardBus) varieties of PC Cards. Another type of PC card is the ZV port Card.The PC Card is based on  … 
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PCMCIA CARDS DEFINITION (continued): …  standards published by the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA), an industry group organized in 1989 to promote standards for both memory and I/O integrated circuit card. The PCMCIA 2.1 Standard was published in 1993. As a result, PC users can be assured of standard attachments for any peripheral device that follows the standard. A PC Card has a 68-pin connector that connects into a slot in the PC. There are three sizes (or "types") of PC Cards: TypeThickness (mm)Typical useI3.3MemoryII5.0Modems, LANs. SCSI, soundIII10.5ATA hard driveThe Type I and II cards work … 
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