MSC-216A - 16-Port RS-232 PCI Express Card (Serial Cables Included)
Antaira Technologies introduces the MSC-216A multiport RS-232 serial card that connects to the MCI Express I/O adapter. The 16 port serial RS232 card utilizes a 16C950-type UART to increase throughput and reduce CPU loading. The MSC-216A multi port serial card is designed for client or server applications to provided instant COM port expansion along the PCI Express bus (PCIE).
By using the PCI Express bus, the user is able to maintain backwards compatibility with PCI applications/drivers while providing a scalable, high-performance serial I/O interface. The architecture defines a high-performance, point-to-point, scalable, serial bus at speed of 250Mbytes/sec to 4GBytes/sec.
The MSC-216A RS232 serial card is fully PCI Express Plug-and-Play compatible and no IRQ and I/O address conflict problems. The MSC-216A provides the scalability to quickly adapt to new PCI Express technologies with legacy equipment.
|System||Fully Compliant with x1 PCI Express Base Specifications 1.1|
|OS Support||Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Linux|
|Operating Temperature||0 to 55°C (32 to 131°F)|
|Operating Humidity||10% to 90% relative humidity (non-condensing)|
|Storage Temperature||-40 to 75°C (-40 to 167°F)|
|Storage Humidity||5% to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)|
|Dimensions||3.86 x 3.77 Ã¶ (9.80 x 9.57cm)|
|Serial Ports||16 x RS-232 via 2 x VHDCI-68-to-(8 x DB9M) Cables
2 x VHDCI-68-to-(8 x DB9 Male) Cables
|Host Controller||Fully 16C550 and16C950 UART compatible|
|FIFO||128-byte High Performance FIFO size|
|Baud Rate||Up to 921.6Kbps|
|Data Bits||5, 6, 7, 8, 9-bit Data Framing|
|Flow Control||Automated in band flow control using programmable Xon/Xoff in both directions|
|Data Signal||Automated out-of-band flow control using CTS#RTS# and/or DSR#DTR#|
|Power Over Serial||Provides 5V or 12V over DB9 Connectors|