Next to WiMAX wireless USB adapters, the WiMAX industry has released several WiMAX PCMCIA (Cardbus 2) and ExpressCard solutions. Here you find an overview of WiMAX cards available or about to be released in April 2009.
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The benefit of ExpressCard technology over the previous PCMCIA CardBus PC card is an increase in bandwidth (speed). Additionally ExpressCard serve lower costs, better scalability, and better integration with motherboard chipset technology. The ExpressCard interface is not backwards-compatible with CardBus devices. However there are ExpressCard adapters for use with the older PCMCIA CardBus slots.
Although PCMCIA Cardbus / Expresscards have a more robust mechanical / electrical fit in a laptop, the WiMax wireless USB Adapters are more flexibility in terms of positioning the WiMax receiver. With a simple USB extension wire the WiMax USB adapter / Antenna can be positioned in a different spot (than the laptop) and can increase the chances on better WiMax reception & speed.
All cards are IEEE 802.16e compliant, according to the latest info available in April 2009.
Modacom MW C2500E WIMAX wireless ExpressCard
The Modacom MW 2500E WIMAX wireless ExpressCard comes in two flavours. The MW-C2300E and MW-C2500E version. The latter is IEEE802.16e Wave 2 compliant.
See the Modacom website for more specs.
Asus WEXP25E2 wimax wireless ExpressCard :
The Asus WEXP25E2 has a 180 degree-rotate antenna for searching WiMAX signal and receiver sensitivity.
Asus WEXP25E2 specifications can be found on the Asus website.
Motorola pcmw 200 wimax wireless PCMCIA cardbus :
Motorola's PCMw 200 PCMCIA is a basic WiMAX card for laptops.
No external antenna connection available witha maxium output power of 200 mW.
Motorola PCMW 200 product specification can be found on the motorola website.
Samsung SPH H1100 wimax wireless PCMCIA cardbus :
There is no product specification available yet.
Samsung swc e100 wimax wireless ExpressCard :
The WiMAX card from Samsung released for Sprint's XOHM wireless network.
Samsung-swc-e100 product specifications can be found at the Samsung website.
Shenzhen SEK WCP200 wimax wireless PCMCIA cardbus
Basic WiMAX card from Shenzhen China.
Shenzen SEK WPC200 product specifications can be found at the Shenzhen website.
Zyxel max 100 Wimax Wireless PCMCIA cardbus
The Max 100 has an swivel Antenna and External Antenna Option.
Zyxel Max 100 product specifications can be found at the Zyxel website.
Zyxel max 706 wimax wireless ExpressCard
The Zyxel MAX 706 dual-antenna ExpressCard, has two external antenna connections.
Zyxel max 706 product details are not yet available.
Winetworks WiN5700 Wimax wireless PCMCIA cardbus:
Winentworks is now owned by ruggedcom.com, which is in Siemens ownership.
The Winetworks WiN5700 Wimax PCMCIA cardbus is for OEM's and most likely will appear on the market under different brands.
Yufo Tech TGMAX 3500 WiMAX wireless PCMCIA card:
The Yufo Tech TGMAX 3500 PCMCIA card is produced in Taiwan and available as OEM product.
The Yufo Tech TGMAX 3500 product specification is at the Yufo Tech website.