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Diamond Systems DS-MPE-SER4M - Mini PCI Express® Quad Port Serial Card

Adds Four RS232C, RS422 or RS485 Interfaces via Mini PCIe Socket

Introduction

The DS-MPE-SER4M is a rugged, low cost 4-port high speed PCIe MiniCard module that is ideal for serial I/O expansion in embedded and OEM applications.

It offers four RS-232/422/485 serial ports in the PCIe MiniCard full size form factor with an extended operating temperature of -40°C to +85°C. Data rates on every port are up to 1Mbps in RS-232 mode, and 10Mbps in RS-422 and RS-485 modes. The board's protocols can be set by jumpers or programmatically selected with GPIO lines built into the UART and controlled via software. The serial I/O signals are provided on two miniature connectors with two ports per connector.

Extended temperature capability (-40°C to +85°C) enables the board to operate in environments with extreme temperature swings, such as vehicles or outdoor installations. In addition, the board may be custom-configured with 0-ohm resistors in place of jumper blocks for increased ruggedness in high-vibration environments.

The DS-MPE-SER4M product comes with the PCIe MiniCard hardware assembly, a cable kit with two dual serial cables, and a hardware kit containing jumpers and mounting screws.

Specification

Function

Interface4x RS-232/422/485, each port jumper or software configured
16550 compatible UARTs
256-byte TX/RX FIFO
XR17V354 PCIe interface quad UART
SP336 multi-mode transceivers support RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485
RS-422/485 termination jumper selectable
Data RatesRS-232: Up to 1Mbps
RS-422/485: Up to 10Mbps
Address/IRQPlug and play
OtherESD protection: +/-15KV

General

ExpansionPCIe MiniCard full size format
Electrical+3.3VDC +/- 5%
0.462W consumption, all outputs unloaded
Mechanical50.95mm x 30mm (2” x 1.18”)
Conformal CoatingOn request
SoftwareWindows 7, XP, Vista, 2000
Linux 2.6.12, 2.6.27, 2.6.31, 2.6.32
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): -40°C to +85°C
Temperature range (storage): -40°C to +85°C
Humidity5% to 95% noncondensing
Weight8.5g (0.3oz)
Warranty1 Year
RoHSCompliant

Ordering Details

BoardDS-MPE-SER4M
4-Port High Speed Serial PCIe MiniCard Module (inc cable kit)
AccessoriesCK-SER4M
Cable Kit with two dual serial cables
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