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PCI EXPRESS LOW PROFILE 1+1 PORT RS232
‘ PCI EXPRESS CARDS ENGINEERED TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS ‘
Description
Low Profile PCI Express card provides 1 industry standard 9 pin
RS232 serial COM port fits in any PCI Express slot e.g., x1, x4, x8
or x16 lanes.
An additional serial com port is available on the flying lead header
using the included male 9 pin ‘D’ type serial cable.
Now with Brainboxes Lifetime Warranty and Lifetime Support!
Software
Features
• 2 Port RS232
• Fits on x1, x4, x8 or x16 PCI Express
expansion slot
• 128 Byte FIFOs with user definable
trigger level
• 921,600 Baud, true megabaud
line drivers
• Standard Profile and Low Profile Option
• Drivers for all popular
operating systems
• Sample Programs, Test & Terminal
software - all with source code
Lifetime
Support and Lifetime Warranty
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Low Profile:
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TEL: +44 (0) 151 220 2500
Microsoft signed drivers (easy installation & robust operation) for:
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Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
Vista
Server 2003 x32 bit & x64 bit Editions
XP x32 bit & x64 Editions
2000.
As well as: full product documentation, a thorough troubleshooting
guide and terminal software. Detailed sample source code for all
popular programming languages.
Need support for other operating systems? Please telephone or email.
Find out about Brainboxes excellent driver configurability: Click Here
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PCI EXPRESS LOW PROFILE 1+1 PORT RS232
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Full Specification
Product Code
PX-101
PCI Express
RS232 Pinout (9 pin Male)
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9
Ports
Connector
UART type
FIFO size
Powered Output
Operating Distance
2 Port RS232
DB9 (9 Pin Male)
16950 UART inside Brainboxes LYNX BB16PCI958
128 Byte with user definable trigger level
No (for powered output see PCI Express POS range
EIA - RS232 Standard
Baud Rate (bits per second)
Data Bits
Parity
Stop Bits
Flow Control
IRQs
Connection Schemes
up to 921,600
5,6,7 or 8
Odd, Even, None, Mark or Space
1, 1.5 or 2
CTS/RTS DTR/DSR
Plug and Play - Shared interrupts for all ports
Point to Point
Bracket Profile
PCB Layers
Weight
Size
Low Profile (PX-101)
4
0.051 kg
110mm x 70mm x 15mm
BUS Compatibility
OS Compatibility
PCI Express x1, x4, x8 & x16 lane slots
Windows 2000/ XP/ Server 2003/Windows XP x64 bit
Edition / Windows Server 2003 x64 bit / Windows Vista
Linux
Version 1.0a
Serial Port Settings
General
Interface
PCI Express Compliance
Microsoft Approvals
Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional
Approvals & Accreditations
UL, EMC: CE, FCC, PCI Power Management 1.1 Compliant,
PCI Express 1.0a
Box Contents
Installation CD including manual, Microsoft signed drivers,
utilities and sample programs with source code
1 PORT RS232
Installation Guide
OEM option
Available for bulk buy OEM
Product Support
Lifetime Email and Phone Support
from fully qualified, friendly staff 40 hours a week
Warranty
Lifetime
Made In
Manufactured in the UK by Brainboxes
Winner 2005 European Electronics Industry Awards
“Manufacturer of the Year”
Customisable
Brainboxes operate a "Perfect Fit Custom Design"
policy for volume users More Info: CLICK HERE
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Glossary: Product Features Explained
PCI Express
PCI Express is the successor to PCI and its variants for server - and client - system I/O interconnects. Unlike PCI and
PCI-X, which are based on 32 and 64-bit parallel buses, PCI Express uses high speed serial link technology.
PCI Express reflects an industry trend to replace legacy shared parallel buses with high-speed point-to-point serial
buses. The new bus technology is expected to allow the PCI Express transmission rates to keep pace with processor
and I/O advances during the next decade.
More info on 'PCI Express' products: Click Here
Low Profile
PCI Express Low-Profile PCI is a new PCI card standard for space-constrained system designs. The new form factors
maintain the same electricals, PC signals and software drivers as standard PCI v3.0 expansion cards. They are also
mechanically similar; however, Low-Profile PCI is an additional form factor that defines a shorter raw card and new
mounting bracket for card retention.
Microsoft Logo Approval
The majority of Brainboxes products, including this one, have been approved by Microsoft as a fully tested and
compatible product with popular Microsoft Operating Systems. For the full list of Brainboxes approved products
see the Microsoft website: Click Here
PCI Compliant
All Brainboxes PCI Express cards are fully PCI Express Base Specification 1.0a compliant, in accordance with the
PCI-Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG).
Large FIFO
FIFO means First In First Out, a FIFO is memory space on the Brainboxes card. A larger FIFO allows more memory
space for buffering data, so calls to the computer processor are less frequent. This significantly increases data
throughput and improves CPU availability for other applications.
More info: Click Here
4 Layer PCB
Printed Circuit Board with 4 layers of circuitry complies with the PCI SIG best practice guideline and ensures a more
reliable card. 1 layer is for power and 1 for ground which leads to greater EMC shielding for the signals. This
ultimately gives greater signal integrity.
Surface Mount Components
Most components on a Brainboxes card are placed by a surface mount machine. The surface mount machine
allows for highly accurate and fast production of Brainboxes cards. Orders can be met quickly, reliably and with
outstanding quality.
Capacitors
As required by the PCI-SIG all Brainboxes cards have capacitors connected to all the power pins on the PCI
connector, near to the connector. This ensures that the electrical power rails on the Brainboxes card stay at the
right voltage, regardless of the power demands placed on them. This helps data signals keep their integrity.
TEL: +44 (0) 151 220 2500
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Brainboxes' Service
“Brainboxes offers free lifetime support for ALL customers.”
We aim to provide industry leading support for our customers. Our highly trained and helpful support
engineers sit and work closely with the product designers, developers, and testers to ensure an in-depth
knowledge of the products. Support can be found by emailing support@brainboxes.com or
calling: +44 (0)151 220 2500 during UK office hours.
Support website: www.brainboxes.com/support/index.asp
“Brainboxes’ passionately believes in the quality of its manufacturing process and will reflect this by
offering a Lifetime Warranty on ALL of its universal serial card range.”
Brainboxes is pleased to be able to extend a new Lifetime Warranty for all universal serial cards products. We have
introduced this based on our exceptional manufacturing and design quality and the company ethos of kaizen.
Brainboxes' Kaizen
"Brainboxes constantly strives to achieve higher standards for the benefit of customers."
‘Kaizen’ is a Japanese term meaning ‘continuous improvement’. Kaizen has been implemented
throughout Brainboxes, resulting in significant improvements to our products and our customer service,
as illustrated by the development of our own custom ASIC “LYNX” and our new lifetime warranty. As part of this
ongoing process, in 2004 we embarked on ‘Lean’ and ‘6 Sigma’ programs which are successfully increasing
productivity and efficiency in all areas of the company. More Info: Click Here
Brainboxes' LYNX
We developed the Brainboxes LYNX (BB16PCI958) to enable us to drive product performance. By reducing the part
count and incorporating several components into one chip (FIFO, UARTs, PCI interface), we have also increased board
reliability. The LYNX also features thorough backwards compatibility with legacy systems, tested beyond the databook
for compatibility with standard TL16C550, 750 UARTs. The chip is designed so that Brainboxes products will work with
all applications designed for TI UARTs. More Info: Click Here
RS232 Standard
RS232 [9 Pin] Pinout
RS232 is the best known industry standard providing
asynchronous serial communication using ± 12 Volt logic
RS232 [25 Pin] Pinout
1
13
levels over distances up to 100 feet (30 metres). RS232
can be configured to suit all needs from 3 wire
14
25
communication (using transmit, receive and ground lines only), to more complex
hardware and software handshaking. More info: Click Here
TEL: +44 (0) 151 220 2500
EMAIL: SALES@BRAINBOXES.COM
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