PCIA-P1 PCI controller 1x parallel

PCI card with one IEEE 1284 standard parallel port.

Input PCI
Output DB25, parallel port
design standard profile

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The AXAGO PCIA-P1 PCI card adds a fully-fledged parallel port with a DB25 connector to your desktop.

This allows you to connect parallel devices to your computer such as printers, plotters, hardware keys or EPROM programmers.

Seamless compatibility and wide porting options are ensured by using the proven MOSChip chipset.

• PCI 2.3 interface, 32bit, 33MHz.
• Backward compatible with PCI buses revisions 2.2 and 2.1.
• Supports power supply 3.3V and 5V.

• 1x parallel IEEE 1284 port with a DB25 female connector, the port is located on the card’s blanking plug.
• Transmission rate up to 1.5 MB/s.

Other features:
• Plug and Play Support - automatic selection of IRQ and I/O address.
• Supports PCI IRQ sharing.
• Re-Map IO Address Support - LPT port address setting (this feature is supported only in DOS).
• SPP/PS2/EPP/ECP compatible.
• Supports connecting parallel devices such as printers, plotters, hardware keys or EPROM programmers.
• ASIX (formerly MOSChip) MCS9865IV-AA chipset is used.

Supported operating systems:
• MS Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 and later, Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 / 2016 and later (supported are all 32 and 64-bit Windows OS versions), Linux with kernel 2.6.14 and above, MS DOS 6.22.

Package contains:
• PCI card,
• CD with drivers,
• printed installation guide in English, Czech, Slovak and Polish,
• packed in a cardboard box.

interface PCI revision 2.3
rate 133 MB/s
compatibility PCI revision 2.3 / 2.2 / 2.1
interface parallel IEEE 1284
rate 1.5 MB/s
number of ports 1
connector DB25 female
compatibility SPP/PS2/EPP/ECP
Supported device
printer with parallel port yes
scanner with parallel port yes
other peripherals with parallel port yes
Supported features
port address setting yes (only in MS-DOS)
automatic installation no
Plug and Play yes
Other features
indication no
standard profile yes
low profile no
chipset ASIX MCS9865IV-AA
Power supply
on the bus yes (3.3V / 5V PCI bus power)
from a PC source no
OS support
MS Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 / ME / 98SE / (all 32- and 64-bit versions)
MS Windows Server 2016 / 2012 / 2008 / 2003 (all 32- and 64-bit versions)
Linux kernel 2.6.14 and higher
MS DOS 6.22

Package contents

- PCI card
- CD with drivers
- installation guide


- printed installation manual in English, Czech, Slovak and Polish

Product package

- cardboard box
- package dimensions 17.5 x 14.5 x 4 cm
- weight of 1 pc package 127 g
- EAN 8595247901415

Export package

- number of pieces in the box: 50
- total weight of the box: 7.05 kg G.W.
- box dimensions: 45 x 35 x 38 cm


A): If the PC does not run with the card or the card is mistakenly detected in “Device Manager”, or if there is a yellow exclamation mark on the driver, or if “Device Manager” reports an error code “Code 10 - The device cannot start”, the card is in conflict with another device in your computer.

B): In most cases, this conflict can be solved by moving the card to another PCI (PCIe) slot, with the BIOS assigning other free resources to the card. If the move does not help, try the card separately, with no additional cards inserted. If the card cannot be moved to another slot, you can reset the BIOS of the computer (by jumper on the board or pulling out the backup battery, we recommend that you note all the original settings and reset everything to the required values). This will cause the IRQ, DMA, and I/O resources to be redistributed.

A): The following steps are necessary to install the drivers correctly.

B): Remove the card from PC. Uninstall the existing drivers using the "MOSCHIP_PCIUninst.exe" utility (located on the installation CD in the directory; if you do not have the CD, you can download the drivers from our support pages http://www.axagon.eu/en/podpora-faq). Restart the PC. Reinstall the drivers and turn off the PC. Re-insert the card. Once rebooted, the drivers should be properly installed.

A): Please make sure that the port "LPT1: (Printer port)" or other number is set correctly in the printer properties, depending on the port settings on your card. If the port is not set correctly, select the correct port, save with the "OK" button and restart the PC.

B): If problems continue to persist, automatic printer driver installation may have failed. Try removing the printer and restarting the PC. After restart, install the printer drivers again, but so that you cancel the automatic installation and add the printer manually in Control Panels / Printers with manual selection from the list of printer drivers. When installing the printer manually, select the correct LPT port. If the problem still is not resolved, try moving the card to another PCI (PCIe) slot; it may be that the card is in conflict with another device on your computer.

A): Yes, it creates a fully fledged LPT port. However, it is still about the compatible with the SW device you connect to the LPT port.

B): System resources, including the LPT port address with additional cards (not only AXAGON, but also of other manufacturers), are allocated by the computer BIOS already when booting. The address can be changed in MS-DOS using the driver for this system. For higher OSs (WIN98, 2000, XP, etc.) this address cannot be changed. Addresses 378 or 278 are firmly reserved for the so-called Legacy LPT ports that are integrated into motherboard chipsets. If the HW key bypasses Windows management, it will not work. You can try to consult the manufacturer of the HW key, to which address it is set up and whether the address can be changed.

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