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Connect Tech BlueStorm/Express - PCI Express 2/4/8 or 16 Port Serial Interface Card

Adds 2, 4, 8 or 16 RS-232/422/485 Ports to a PC via Standard PCI Express Slot

Introduction

BlueStorm/Express provides reliable, high speed data transfer for PCI Express systems. These x1 lane PCI Express serial cards offer two, four, eight or 16 ports of RS-232/422/485 connectivity and are compatible with any PCI Express slot. Bidirectional data speeds up to 1.8432 Mbps (RS-422/485) ensure fast communications for your industrial and embedded applications.

BlueStorm/Express supports three RS-422/485 modes: full duplex (four wire) with RTS/CTS flow control, half duplex (two wire) with auto TxD echo cancellation and multi-drop (four wire) communications.

All Connect Tech PCI Express products are FCC certified and CE marked. Lifetime warranty and free technical support is also included.

PCI Express Features and Benefits

  • Flexibility: x1 Lane PCI Express card compatible with any available x1, x4, x8 or x16 PCI Express slot.
  • Speed: Bidirectional data communication speeds up to 1.8432 Mbps (RS-422/483) and 921.8Kbps (RS-232)
  • Performance: Each port has up to 64 bytes of transmit and receive FIFO buffers, automatic hardware and software flow control for your PCI Express applications
  • Protection: Surge suppression and optical isolation options

Specification

Function

Interface2, 4, 8 or 16 ports
Hardware selectable RS-232/422/485
I/O Addresses: Assigned by Plug and Play resources
UART: Dual UARTs with up to 64 bytes transmit and receive FIFO buffers for each port
Surge Suppression: IEC 1000-4 compatible on all signals, all ports (optional)
Data RatesRS-232: 50 bps to 921.6 Kbps
RS-422/485: 50 bps to 1.8432 Mbps
Custom baud rates also available
Address/IRQAssigned by Plug and Play resources
OtherControl Signals:
• RS-232: TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, RI, DTR, DSR, DCD
• RS-422/485: TxD+/-, RxD+/-, RTS+/-, CTS+/-
Connector(s)DB-9 cables, DB-25 cables, DB-9 external I/O box

General

ExpansionStandard PCI Express x1 interface card
Electrical+3.3V DC @ 400mA (typical)
Mechanical2 and 4 port models: Length: 10.86 cm/4.275", height: 10.92 cm/4.300"
8 and 16 port models: Length: 14.699 cm/5.775", height: 11.1125 cm/4.375"
Conformal CoatingOn request
SoftwareWindows 2000/XP/XPe/Vista/7/8
Windows Server 2003/Server 2008
QNX 4.X/6.X
Linux
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): 0º C to 70º C (32º F to 158º F)
Temperature range (storage): -55º C to 105º C (-67º F to 221º F)
Humidity5 to 95% non-condensing
Safety/CertificationFCC Class A
ICES-003 Class A
EN 50082-2
EN 55022 Class A
EN 55024
WarrantyLifetime
RoHSCompliant

Ordering Details

BoardBEG001
BlueStorm/Express, 2 ports RS-232/422/485, includes surge suppression, 2 male DB-9's on board - RoHS compliant

BEG002-01
BlueStorm/Express, 4 ports RS-232/422/485, includes surge suppression, DB-9 cables - RoHS compliant

BEG002-02
BlueStorm/Express, 4 ports RS-232/422/485, includes surge suppression, DB-25 cables - RoHS compliant

BEG005-01
BlueStorm/Express, 8 ports RS-232/422/485, includes surge suppression, DB-9 cables - RoHS compliant

BEG005-02
BlueStorm/Express, 8 ports RS-232/422/485, includes surge suppression, DB-25 cables - RoHS compliant

BEG005-03
BlueStorm/Express, 8 ports RS-232/422/485, includes surge suppression, external DB-9 I/O box - RoHS compliant

BEG006-01
BlueStorm/Express, 16 ports RS-232/422/485, includes surge suppression, DB-9 cables - RoHS compliant

BEG006-02
BlueStorm/Express, 16 ports RS-232/422/485, includes surge suppression, DB-25 cables - RoHS compliant

BEG006-03
BlueStorm/Express, 16 ports RS-232/422/485, includes surge suppression, external DB-9 I/O box - RoHS compliant

BEG011-01
BlueStorm/Express, 16 ports RS-232, includes surge suppression, DB-9 cables - RoHS compliant
AccessoriesN/A
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