ACCES I/O has a new family of PCI Express Mini Cards, the mPCIe-COM series, multi-port serial communication cards. These low-price, small size (only 50.95mm x 30mm) cards are featured with two or four ports of software selectable, RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 asynchronous serial protocols on a port by port basis. Each RS-232 port is simultaneously capable of supporting data communication rates up to 921.6 kbps (RS-422 and RS-485 up to 3 Mbps). The cards provide ±15kV ESD protection.
The mPCIe-COM cards were designed using type 16C950 UARTs and use 128-byte transmit/receive FIFO buffers to decrease CPU loading and protect against lost data in multitasking systems. New systems can continue to communicate with older serial peripherals but also benefit the use of the high performance PCI Express bus. The cards are fully software compatible with current PCI and PCI Express 16550 type UART applications. There are available accessories such as a DB9 cable accessory kits for quick and easy connectivity.
The mPCIe-COM cards are designed for use in harsh and rugged environments such as military and defense along with applications such as health and medical, point of sale systems, kiosk design,
retail, hospitality, automation, and gaming.
• PCI Express mini card form-factor (mPCIe) type F1, with latching I/O connectors
• 4 or 2-port serial communication cards with optional DB9M connectivity
• Software selectable RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 protocols, per port stored in EEPROM
• High performance 16C950 class UARTs with 128-byte FIFO for each TX and RX
• Port-by-port field selectable termination for RS-422/485 applications
• Industrial operating temperature (-40°C to +85°C) and RoHS standard
• Supports data communication rates up to 3Mbps simultaneously, (RS-232 up to 921.6 kbps)
• Custom baud rates easily configured
• ±15kV ESD protection on all signal pins
• CTS, RTS, 9-bit data mode, and RS-485 full-duplex (4 wire) fully supported
• RS-232 only and RS-422/485 versions available
• Health and medical systems
• Point of sale (POS)
• Automated retail kiosks
• Embedded systems
• Traffic systems
• Factory automation and process control