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Connect Tech BlueStorm/LP - PCI 2/4/8 Port RS232 or RS422/485 Serial Interface Card

Adds 2/4/8 RS-232 or RS422/485 Ports to a PC via Standard PCI Slot

Introduction

The low profile BlueStorm/LP is the perfect fit for your high density chassis or low profile PC. Fully Universal PCI 2.3 compliant, this RS-232 adapter can be installed in either a 3.3V or 5V system, and fits into low profile and standard height PCI computers with the change of a bracket. This enables you to connect multiple devices to your system, taking full advantage of the space saving qualities of its MD1 low profile design without sacrificing performance. Data speeds up to 921.6 Kbps ensure your data acquisition, office automation, POS, self-service kiosk or scientific/instrumentation applications communicate in a reliable, cost-effective manner.

Available with surge suppression or without and DB-9 male cables, the PCI serial cards can be ordered with low profile bracket, standard sized bracket or both for the ultimate flexibility. Like all Connect Tech products, the BlueStorm/LP is backed by our Lifetime Warranty.

The BlueStorm/LP comes in 2, 4 and 8 port RS-232 serial interface models as well as 1 plus 1, 2 plus 2, and 4 plus 4 RS-232 plus RS-422/485 serial interface models.

Features and Benefits

  • Flexibility: Universal PCI ensures this Low Profile serial card fits into both 3.3V or 5V systems. Available with standard height PCI bracket and cabling options as well.
  • Speed: Supports data communication speeds up to 921.6 Kbps.
  • Performance: Each port is controlled by a quad, dual or octal PCI UART, providing 64 bytes of transmit and receive FIFO buffers, global interrupt source register, automatic hardware and software flow control.
  • Protection: Available multi-strike surge suppression on all signals, all ports.
  • Easy to install: Plug and Play means no DIP switches or jumpers to set, so you'll be up and running in no time.

Specification

Function

Interface2, 4, 8 or 16 ports
Electrical Interface:
• 2 port models: 2 ports RS-232; 2 ports RS-422/485
• 4 port models: 4 ports RS-232; 4 ports RS-422/485; 2+2 ports RS-232+RS-422/485
• 8 port models: 8 ports RS-232; 8 ports RS-422/485; 4+4 ports RS/232+RS/422/485
I/O Addresses: Assigned by Plug and Play resources
UART: Dual, quad or octal Exar PCI UARTs with 64 byte transmit and receive FIFO buffers for each port
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 and Signal Ground (SG)
• RS-422/485: TxD+/-, RxD+/-, RTS+/-, CTS+/- and Signal Return (SR)
Connector(s)DB-9 cables, DB-25 cables, DB-9 external I/O box

General

ExpansionUniversal PCI: 3.3V or 5V PCI bus
Electrical+3.3 VDC (all 2 port models)
+5 VDC (2, 4 and 8 port with RS-422/485 only)
+5 VDC, ±12 VDC (2 and 4 port RS-232), +12VDC (8 and 4 + 4 port RS-232)
MechanicalLow profile form factor.
Height: 6.44 cm/2.54" (PCB only)
Length: 12.72 cm/5.01" (includes connector)
Width: 1.50 cm/0.59"
Weight: 0.06 kg/2.12 oz
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

BoardBlueStorm/LP Product Family - ready for installation in LOW PROFILE HEIGHT chassis
BLG008-01 BlueStorm/LP, 2 ports RS-232, DB-9 cables
BLG012-01 BlueStorm/LP, 2 ports RS-422/485, DB-9 cables
BLG020-01 BlueStorm/LP, 4 ports RS-232, DB-9 cables
BLG020-05 BlueStorm/LP, 4 ports RS-232, DB-25 cables
BL023-01 BlueStorm/LP, 4 ports RS-422/485, additional low profile bracket, DB-9 cables
BLG024-01 BlueStorm/LP, 4 ports RS-422/485, DB-9 cables
BLG024-05 BlueStorm/LP, 4 ports RS-422/485, DB-25 cables
BLG028-01 BlueStorm/LP, 2 ports RS-232 and 2 ports RS-422/485, DB-9 cables
BLG035-01 BlueStorm/LP, 8 ports RS-232, DB-9 cables
BLG035-03 BlueStorm/LP, 8 ports RS-232, external DB-9 I/O box
BLG035-05 BlueStorm/LP, 8 ports RS-232, DB-25 cables
BL038-01 BlueStorm/LP, 8 ports RS-422/485, additional low profile bracket, DB-9 cables
BLG039-01 BlueStorm/LP, 8 ports RS-422/485, DB-9 cables
BLG039-03 BlueStorm/LP, 8 ports RS-422/485, external DB-9 I/O box
BLG039-05 BlueStorm/LP, 8 ports RS-422/485, DB-25 cables
BL042-01 BlueStorm/LP, 4 ports RS-232 and 4 ports RS-422/485, additional low profile bracket, DB-9 cables
BLG043-01 BlueStorm/LP, 4 ports RS-232 and 4 ports RS-422/485, DB-9 cables
BLG043-03 BlueStorm/LP, 4 ports RS-232 and 4 ports RS-422/485, external DB-9 I/O box
BLG043-05 BlueStorm/LP, 4 ports RS-232 and 4 ports RS-422/485, DB-25 cables
BLG051-01 BlueStorm/LP, 6 ports RS-232 and 2 ports RS-422/485, DB-9 cables
BLG051-03 BlueStorm/LP, 6 ports RS-232 and 2 ports RS-422/485, external DB-9 I/O box
BLG051-05 BlueStorm/LP, 6 ports RS-232 and 2 ports RS-422/485, DB-25 cables
All above include surge suppression and come with additional low profile bracket

BlueStorm/LP Product Family - ready for installation in LOW PROFILE HEIGHT chassis
BLG006-01 BlueStorm/LP, 2 ports RS-232, DB-9 cable
BLG010-01 BlueStorm/LP, 2 ports RS-422/485, DB-9 cable
BLG018-01 BlueStorm/LP, 4 ports RS-232, DB-9 cable
BLG018-05 BlueStorm/LP, 4 ports RS-232, DB-25 cables
BLG022-01 BlueStorm/LP, 4 ports RS-422/485, DB-9 cable
BLG022-05 BlueStorm/LP, 4 ports RS-422/485, DB-25 cables
BLG026-01 BlueStorm/LP, 2 ports RS-232 and 2 ports RS-422/485, DB-9 cables
BLG026-05 BlueStorm/LP, 2 ports RS-232 and 2 ports RS-422/485, DB-25 cables
BLG033-01 BlueStorm/LP, 8 ports RS-232, DB-9 cable
BLG033-03 BlueStorm/LP, 8 ports RS-232, external DB-9 I/O box
BLG033-05 BlueStorm/LP, 8 ports RS-232, DB-25 cables
BLG037-01 BlueStorm/LP, 8 ports RS-422/485, DB-9 cable
BLG037-03 BlueStorm/LP, 8 ports RS-422/485, external DB-9 I/O box
BLG037-05 BlueStorm/LP, 8 ports RS-422/485, DB-25 cables
BLG041-01 BlueStorm/LP, 4 ports RS-232 and 4 ports RS-422/485, DB-9 cable
BLG041-03 BlueStorm/LP, 4 ports RS-232 and 4 ports RS-422/485, external DB-9 I/O box
BLG041-05 BlueStorm/LP, 4 ports RS-232 and 4 ports RS-422/485, DB-25 cables
BLG049-01 BlueStorm/LP, 6 ports RS-232 and 2 ports RS-422/485, DB-9 cables
BLG049-03 BlueStorm/LP, 6 ports RS-232 and 2 ports RS-422/485, external DB-9 I/O box
BLG049-05 BlueStorm/LP, 6 ports RS-232 and 2 ports RS-422/485, DB-25 cables
BLG051-03 BlueStorm/LP, 6 ports RS-232 and 2 ports RS-422/485, inc surge supp, external DB-9 I/O box
BLG051-05 BlueStorm/LP, 6 ports RS-232 and 2 ports RS-422/485, inc surge supp, DB-25 cables
All above inc surge suppression and come with additional standard height bracket
AccessoriesN/A