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Eight-Port RS-232 Card Rides On PCI Express

Each of the eight RS-232 ports in the model PCIe-COM232-8 low-profile PCI Express card is capable of supporting data rates up to 921.6 kbits/s and implements full modem control signals to ensure compatibility with a broad variety of serial devices. Existing serial peripherals can connect directly to the card’s DB9M connectors, which are provided on the 6-ft. breakout cable that ships with each card. The card features an x1-lane PCI Express connector which can be used in any available x1, x2, x4, x8, x12, or x16 PCI Express expansion slot. The PCIe-COM232-8 is useful in space-limited applications such as embedded PCs and thin-client and high-density rack-mount servers. Measuring 4.7 in. long and 2.2 in. in seated height, the card complies with the MD1 Low Profile Form Factor specifications (the smallest PCI Express card available). Available accessories include a broad range of cables, screw terminal boards and breakout connection boxes for a variety of quick and easy connectivity options. A complete driver support package is provided including an easy-to-use Windows terminal program for testing out your COM ports. The PCIe-COM232-8 costs $359 each; a four-port version is also available for $279 each. Delivery is from stock to two weeks. ACCES I/O PRODUCTS INC., San Diego, CA. (800) 326-1649.


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