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Connect Tech BlueStorm/Express LP - PCI Express 8 Port Low Profile Serial Interface Card

Adds 8 RS-232/422/485 Ports to a PC via Standard PCI Express Slot

Introduction

The BlueStorm/Express family offers reliable, high speed data transfer for your PCI Express system.

The BlueStorm/Express LP is a low profile x1 lane, PCI Express serial card offering eight ports of RS-232/422/485 connectivity, compatible with any PCI Express slot. Bi-directional data speeds up to 7.8 Mbps (RS-422/485) ensure your data acquisition, office automation, POS, self-service kiosk or scientific/instrumentation applications communicate in a reliable, cost-effective manner.

BlueStorm/Express LP is compatible with x1, x4, x8 and x16 lane PCI Express slots. Upgrading a PCI system to the more efficient PCI Express requires a hardware change only - your new PCI Express system is backwards compatible with PCI software.

All Connect Tech PCI Express cards are FCC certified and CE marked. Lifetime warranty and free technical support is 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: Bi-directional data communication speeds up to 1.8432 Mbps (RS-422/485) 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
  • Protection: IEC 61000-4 compatible on all signals, all ports

Specification

Function

Interface8 ports
Hardware selectable RS-232/422/485
I/O Addresses: Assigned by Plug and Play resources
UART: PCIe octal UART with up to 254 bytes transmit and receive FIFO buff ers for each port
Surge Suppression: IEC 1000-4 compatible on all signals, all ports
Data RatesRS-232: 50 bps to 1 Mbps
RS-422/485: 50 bps to 7.8 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 @ 675 mA max., 100 mA min.
MechanicalLength: 14.699 cm/5.787”
Height: 6.891 cm/2.713”
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): -40º C to 105º C (-40º F to 221º F)
Humidity5 to 95% non-condensing
Safety/CertificationFCC Class A, ICES-003 Class A
WarrantyLifetime
RoHSCompliant

Ordering Details

BoardBFG002-01
BlueStorm/Express LP, 8 ports RS-232/422/485 surge suppression, DB-9 cables - RoHS compliant

BFG002-02
BlueStorm/Express LP, 8 ports RS-232/422/485, surge suppression, DB-25 cables - RoHS compliant

BFG002-03
BlueStorm/Express LP, 8 ports RS-232/422/485, surge suppression, external DB-9 I/O box - RoHS compliant
AccessoriesN/A