Moxa Technologies C104P User`s manual

Moxa Technologies C104P User`s manual
CP-104UL User’s Manual
4-Port Serial Board for Universal PCI Bus
Fourth Edition, June 2008
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CP-104UL User’s Manual
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Table of Contents
1
Introduction................................................................................. 1-2
Overview...................................................................................................................................... 1-2
A Smart Multiport Async Solution ....................................................................................... 1-2
Board Applications .............................................................................................................. 1-2
Features ...................................................................................................................................... 1-3
Package Checklist....................................................................................................................... 1-4
Installation Guide......................................................................................................................... 1-5
2
Hardware Installation ................................................................. 2-1
Installing the CP-104UL board .................................................................................................... 2-1
3
Software Installation .................................................................. 3-1
Windows 2003 ............................................................................................................................. 3-1
Installing the Driver ............................................................................................................. 3-1
How to Check the Installation ............................................................................................. 3-6
Windows 2000/XP ....................................................................................................................... 3-8
Installing the Driver ............................................................................................................. 3-9
How to Check the Installation ........................................................................................... 3-13
Removing the Driver ......................................................................................................... 3-16
Windows 95/98 .......................................................................................................................... 3-18
Installing the Driver ........................................................................................................... 3-19
Windows NT .............................................................................................................................. 3-28
Installing the Driver ........................................................................................................... 3-29
Configuring the Board and Ports ...................................................................................... 3-31
DOS........................................................................................................................................... 3-35
Installing the Driver ........................................................................................................... 3-35
Setting up the Driver ......................................................................................................... 3-36
Legends ............................................................................................................................ 3-38
Loading the Driver............................................................................................................. 3-39
Unloading the Driver ......................................................................................................... 3-39
Linux .......................................................................................................................................... 3-39
SCO ........................................................................................................................................... 3-40
4
5
Serial Programming Tools........................................................... 4-1
Connection Cables and Cable Wiring ......................................... 5-1
RS-232 Cable Wiring................................................................................................................... 5-1
DB-9/M Pin Assignment (CBL-M44M9x4-50, Opt4-M9B)........................................................... 5-2
DB-25/M Pin Assignment (CBL-M44M25x4-50) ......................................................................... 5-2
RJ45 Pin Assignment (Opt4-RJ45B)........................................................................................... 5-2
6
Troubleshooting .......................................................................... 6-1
General Troubleshooting............................................................................................................. 6-1
Windows NT ................................................................................................................................ 6-1
Windows 95/98 ............................................................................................................................ 6-2
A. Technical Reference ...................................................................A-1
Specifications .............................................................................................................................. A-1
PCI............................................................................................................................................... A-1
Moxa UART ................................................................................................................................. A-1
1
1 Introduction
Overview
A Smart Multiport Async Solution
The CP-104UL board is designed for the 32-bit PCI bus with Plug and Play feature. These boards
offer 4 RS-232 serial ports for connecting terminals, modems, printers, scanners, cash registers,
bar code readers, keypads, numeric displays, electrical scales, data acquisition equipment, and
many other serial devices for the PC and compatible systems. With its well-designed and finetuned device driver, the CP-104UL boards make full use of the 128 byte Tx/Rx FIFO and on-chip
H/W and S/W flow control, which makes possible transferring data without loss at transmission
speeds up to 921.6Kbps. These boards offer a reliable and high performance solution for serial
multiport communications.
Board Applications
The CP-104UL Board can be used with many applications, including:
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Internet/Intranet Connections
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Remote Access Applications
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Multi-user Applications
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Industrial Automation
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Office Automation
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Telecommunications
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PC-based Vending Machines or Kiosk Systems
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POS (Point-of-Sale) Systems
PCI Solution
The CP-104UL board complies with PCI Spec. 2.1, and does not use either switches or jumpers.
The hardware configuration for the IRQ and Memory addresses is automatically assigned by the
PCI BIOS. Hence, the board MUST be plugged in before installing the driver software. For more
PCI information, refer to the Technical Reference Appendix.
Surge Protection
To prevent the board from being damaged by lightning or high potential voltage, TVSS (Transient
Voltage Surge Suppressor) technologies with 15KV ESD protection are used in the CP-104UL
board. This is required for harsh environments, such as in factory settings, under severe weather
conditions, such as lightning, or other high interference situations.
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Operating System Support
The CP-104UL board supports Windows 2000/XP/2003, Windows NT, Windows 95/98, DOS,
FreeBSD, SCO, and Linux. For more detail installation guide, please refer to www.moxa.com.
Moxa Serial Comm Tool
For application development, Moxa provides an easy-to-use serial communication library (PComm)
under Windows 2000/XP/2003 and Windows 95/98/NT. With this library, it is easy to develop
your own applications using sample applications developed with Visual Basic, Visual C++,
Borland Delphi, etc. Utilities such as diagnostic, monitor, and terminal emulation are also included
for debugging and monitoring communication status, terminal emulation, and file transfer.
Features
The CP-104UL board has 4 RS-232 ports, embedded ESD 15 KV surge protection, and uses a
Moxa UART (MU860), and has the following important features:
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Supports universal PCI, plug and play (no switches or jumpers)
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Fits both 3.3V and 5V connector key
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Reliability—high speed Moxa UART Communication Controllers with on-chip hardware and
software flow control to guarantee no data loss
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Compact half-size design
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Embedded ESD 15V surge protection
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Easy installation—32-bit PCI bus with Plug and Play capability
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Powerful Serial Comm tool—PComm
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Various OS support—Windows 2000/XP/2003, Windows NT, Windows 95/98, DOS,
FreeBSD, SCO, and Linux.
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Package Checklist
You should find the following items in the CP-104UL board package:
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CP-104UL 4-port serial board
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Documentation and Software CD that contains drivers for Windows 2000/XP/2003,
Windows NT, Windows 95/98, DOS, FreeBSD, SCO, and Linux.
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CP-104UL Quick Installation Guide
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Installation Guide
This section gives a brief summary of how to install the CP-104UL board under each supported
operating system. The installation is simple and involves the following stages:
Check the PCI BIOS settings.
Install the CP-104UL board.
See Chapter 2, “Hardware
Installation.”
↓
Install the software from the diskette.
Configure the driver for the board and
ports.
See the respective OS section in
Chapter 3, “Software Installation.”
↓
Connect the devices with the cable.
See Chapter 5, “Connection Cables
and Cable Wiring,” for cable wiring.
↓
Restart the system.
Check the driver initialization status.
If the system restarts successfully, you
may develop your applications or
execute the desired applications.
See Chapter 3, “Software
Installation,” for board init. status.
See Chapter 4, “Serial Programming
Tools.”
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2
2 Hardware Installation
The installation of the CP-104UL board involves both hardware and software. Software
installation is discussed in the next chapter. In this chapter, we discuss hardware installation.
The no-switch-no-jumper CP-104UL board’s IRQ number and I/O addresses are assigned
automatically by the PCI BIOS. For this reason, the board MUST be plugged in before installing
the driver software.
Installing the CP-104UL board
Step 1:
Power off the PC.
Warning! To avoid damaging your system and board, make sure your PC’s power is switched off before
inserting this or any other board into an empy PCI slot.
Step 2:
Remove the PC’s cover.
Step 3:
Remove the slot cover bracket if one is in place.
Step 4:
Insert the CP-104UL control board firmly into a free PCI or PCI-X slot.
Step 5:
Fasten the holding screw to fix the control board in place.
Step 6:
Replace the PC’s cover.
Step 7:
Power on the PC; the BIOS will automatically set the IRQ and I/O address.
Note!
Moxa Universal PCI or PCI occupy one unique IRQ and I/O addresses are assigned
automatically by the PCI BIOS.
Step 8:
Proceed with the software installation, as described in the next chapter, “Software
Installation”.
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3 Software Installation
In this chapter, the driver software installation, configuration, and driver update/removal
procedures are described for various operating systems, including Windows 2003, Windows
2000/XP, Windows NT, Windows 95/98, DOS, SCO, and Linux. Before proceeding with the
software installation, be sure to first complete the hardware installation discussed in the previous
chapter.
Refer to the next chapter, “Serial Programming Tools,” for information on developing your own
serial programming applications.
Windows 2000/XP/2003, Windows NT, Windows 95/98, DOS, FreeBSD, SCO, and Linux drivers
can be downloaded from the Moxa website.
Windows 2003
This section includes information about how to install the driver for UPCI/PCI boards under
Windows 2003. The drivers conform to the Win32 COMM API standard.
The Windows 2003 driver for Moxa’s multiport serial boards supports the following products:
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Universal PCI Boards: CP-168U, CP-104UL, CP-104JU, CP-134U, CP-134U-I, CP-132UL,
CP-132UI
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PCI Boards: C168H/PCI, C104H/PCI, C104HS/PCI, CP-114, CP-114I, CP-114S, CP-114IS,
CP-132, CP-132I, CP-132S, CP-132IS
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ISA Boards: C168H, C168HS, C168P, C104H, C104HS, C104P, CI-104J, CI-104JS, CI-134,
CI-134I, CI-134IS, CI-132, CI-132I, CI-132IS
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cPCI Boards: CT-114I
The following steps are using CP-168U as an example.
Installing the Driver
1.
After installing the UPCI/PCI board and powering on your PC, Windows 2003 will auto detect
and find the UPCI/PCI board you just added. The Found New Hardware window will open
at the bottom right corner of the desktop.
2.
The Welcome to the Found New Hardware Wizard window will open automatically. Select
Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) and click on Next to continue.
3.
Select Search for the best driver in these locations., check Include this location in the
search, and then click on Browse. You should be able to locate the \Software\Win2K-XP2003 folder on the software CD. Click on Next to continue.
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4.
Wait while the installation wizard searches. The next window that opens cautions you that
although this software hasn’t passed Windows Logo testing, this driver has already been tested
and been shown that it can support Windows OS. Click on Continue Anyway to proceed.
5.
Wait while the driver software is installed. The next window shows the model number of the
board, and indicates that Windows has completed the driver installation. Click on Finish to
continue with the rest of the installation procedure.
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6.
The Found New Hardware Wizard window will open to help you install the driver for Moxa
Port 0. Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced). Click on Next to continue.
7.
Select Search for the best driver in these locations., check Include this location in the
search, and then click on Browse. You should be able to locate the \Software\Win2K-XP2003 folder on the software CD. Click on Next to continue.
8.
Wait while the installation wizard searches. The next window that opens cautions you that
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although this software hasn’t passed Windows Logo testing, this driver has already been tested
and been shown that it can support Windows OS. Click on Continue Anyway to proceed.
9.
Wait while the port driver is being installed. Click on Finish to continue with the rest of the
installation procedures.
10. Repeat steps 6 to 9, until the port driver installation for every port is completed.
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How to Check the Installation
There are three ways to check the installation of the CP-168U Series board.
Using Device Manager
1. Use your mouse to position the cursor over your desktop’s My computer icon, click the right
mouse button, and then select Properties.
2. When the System Properties window opens, click on the Hardware tab, and then click on
Device Manager.
3. When the Device Manager window opens, you will be able to see the model of Moxa CP168U Series, and Moxa communication ports under Ports (COM & LPT).
4. If there are any special marks, such as a question mark or an exclamation mark in front of the
icons, the installation of the board or the ports was not successful. Examine the Event Log for
details.
ort Configuration
After the driver is installed, the Moxa CP-168U Installation dialog box will be displayed, and the
system will map the ports automatically.
If one Moxa CP-168U board was installed previously, and another Moxa CP-168U board is added,
the system will prompt you to take care of port configuration, which is discussed in this section.
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1.
Click on a specific port from the CP-168U Series Installation window, and then click on
[Port Setting] to open the Port X dialog box.
2.
3.
Select a COM number for the port from the Port Number pull-down list.
Check the Auto Enumerating COM Number check-box to have subsequent ports mapped to
continuous COM numbers. For example, if COM 3 is assigned to Port 1, then COM 4 will be
automatically assigned to Port 2.
Select an Rx FIFO Trigger from the Rx FIFO Level pull-down list. Rx FIFO trigger levels
from High to Low are available, with a default value is High Level (120 bytes). Check Set the
change to all ports check-box to apply the just defined Rx FIFO Trigger to all ports.
Select a Tx FIFO Size from the Tx FIFO Level pull-down list. Tx FIFO Level from High to
Low are available, with a default value is High Level (128 bytes). Check Set the change to
all ports check-box to apply the just defined Tx FIFO Size to all ports.
4.
5.
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High
Middle
Low
6.
CP-104UL v2
Tx FIFO
Rx FIFO
128
120
64
60
1
1
CP-104UL v1
Tx FIFO Rx FIFO
64
56
32
28
1
1
Unit: Bytes
Click [OK] in the Port X dialog box to confirm the port settings, and then click [OK] in the
Property dialog box to complete the port settings.
Using PComm
The PComm Diagnostic program is a very useful tool for checking the status of Moxa’s multiport
boards. It provides internal and external testing of IRQ, TxD/RxD, UART, CTS/RTS, DTR/DSR,
DTR/DCD, etc. This program can be used to make sure that Moxa’s boards and ports are working
properly.
To start this program, click on Start Æ Programs Æ PComm Lite 2000 ÆPComm Diagnostic.
NOTE: If you do not have the PComm software, you can download the free version from Moxa’s
website at www.moxa.com.
Using Event Log
To use Event Log to check Moxa boards, click Start Æ Settings Æ Control Panel Æ
Administrative Tools Æ Event Viewer to enter the Event Viewer program. You can find the
latest information messages relevant to Moxa’s drivers under System category.
Windows 2000/XP
Windows 2000/XP supports up to 256 serial ports, from COM1 to COM256. To fully utilize
Windows 2000/XP’s multi-process and multi-thread advanced features, pure 32-bit Windows
2000/XP device drivers were developed for Moxa multiport boards. The drivers conform to the
Win32 COMM API standard.
The Windows 2000/XP driver for Moxa’s multiport serial boards supports the following products:
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Universal PCI Boards: CP-168U, CP-104UL, CP-104JU, CP-134U, CP-134U-I, CP-132UL, CP132UI
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PCI Boards: C168H/PCI, C104H/PCI, C104HS/PCI, CP-114, CP-114I, CP-114S, CP-114IS, CP-132,
CP-132I, CP-132S, CP-132IS
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ISA Boards: C168H, C168HS, C168P, C104H, C104HS, C104P, CI-104J, CI-104JS, CI-134, CI134I, CI-134IS, CI-132, CI-132I, CI-132IS
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cPCI Boards: CT-114I
The following steps are using CP-168U as an example.
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Installing the Driver
The following procedure shows how to install the CP-168U driver for the first time under
Windows 2000 and Windows XP. First make sure the board or boards have already been plugged
into the system’s PCI or PCI-X slot(s).
Windows 2000
Windows XP
1.
Windows 2000 can auto-detect new devices, 1.
and activate the Found New Hardware
function to install a device driver for Plug
and Play devices.
2.
Click on Next to continue.
3.
Select Search for a suitable driver… and
then click on Next to continue.
4.
Select Specify a location and then click on
Next to continue.
Windows XP can auto-detect new devices,
and activate the Found New Hardware
function to install a device driver for Plug
and Play devices.
2.
Select Install from a list or specific
location, click on Next to continue.
3.
Checkmark Include this location in the
search, and then click on Browse. You
should locate the Software\Win2K-XP-2003
folder on the software CD. Click on Next to
continue.
4.
Wait while the driver software is installed.
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5.
Wait while the installation wizard searches.
The next window that opens cautions you that
although this software hasn’t passed
Windows Logo testing, this driver has
already been tested and been shown that it
can support Windows OS. Click on Continue
Anyway to proceed.
The next window shows the model number of
the board, and indicates that Windows has
completed the driver installation. Click on
Finish to continue with the rest of the
installation procedure.
5.
Insert the Moxa Driver CD into the CD-ROM
drive, and then specify the location of the file
as \Software\Win2K-XP-2003 as shown
below (change the drive letter if needed).
Click OK to continue.
6.
Click Next to copy the driver files to your
system.
7.
Wait while the installation wizard searches. 6.
The next window that opens cautions you
that although this software hasn’t passed
Windows Logo testing, this driver has
already been tested and been shown that it
can support Windows OS. Click on Continue
Anyway to proceed.
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8.
The next window shows the model number of
the board, and indicates that Windows has
completed the driver installation. Click on
Finish to continue with the rest of the
installation procedure.
9.
The next Welcome to the Found New
Hardware Wizard window to open starts the
port installation stage. Click on Next to
continue.
10. Select Search for a suitable driver for my
7.
The next Welcome to the Found New
Hardware Wizard window that opens starts
the port installation procedure. Select Install
the software from a specific location and
then click on Next to continue.
8.
Input the location of the driver in the text
input box, or use the Browse button to locate
the appropriate folder.
9.
Wait while the installation wizard searches.
The next window that opens cautions you that
although this software hasn’t passed
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device [recommended], and then click on
Next to continue.
11. Select Specify a location and then click on
Next to continue.
Windows Logo testing, this driver has
already been tested and been shown that it
can support Windows OS. Click on Continue
Anyway to proceed.
10. Wait while the installation wizard searches.
12. Insert the Moxa Driver CD into the CD-ROM
drive, and then specify the location of the file
11. Wait while the wizard installs the software.
as \Software\Win2K-XP-2003 as shown
below (change the drive letter, if needed).
Click OK to continue.
13. Click on Next to continue with the
installation.
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12. After all files have been copied to the system,
the Completing the Found New Hardware
Wizard window will open to indicate that it
has finished installing “Port 0.” Click on
Software Installation
Finish to install the board’s second port.
14. After all files have been copied to the system,
the Completing the Found New Hardware 13. Repeat the above procedure (Step7 to Step
Wizard window will open to indicate that it
12) for the rest of the board’s ports. The last
has finished installing “Port 0.” Click on
window to open completes installation of
Finish to install the board’s second port.
Port 7.
15. Repeat the above procedure (Step 9 to Step
14) for the rest of the board’s ports. The last
window to open completes installation of
Port 7.
How to Check the Installation
There are three ways to check the installation of the CP-168U Series board.
Device Manager
You can check the installation of the board by selecting Start Æ Settings Æ Control Panel Æ
System, select the Hardware tab, and then click on the Device Manager button.
Windows 2000
Windows XP
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If the driver installation was successful, you will be able to see the model number of the CP-168U
board listed under Multi-port serial adapters.
You may also expand the Ports (COM & LPT) item to check the status of the COM ports. If you
see a question mark on top of the icon, then the installation might have a problem. Check the
Event Log to determine the reason for the problem.
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Port Configuration
After the driver is installed, the Moxa CP-168U Installation dialog box will be displayed, and the
system will map the ports automatically.
If one Moxa CP-168U board was installed previously, and another Moxa CP-168U board is added,
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the system will prompt you to take care of port configuration, which is discussed in this section.
1.
Click on a specific port from the CP-168U Series Installation window, and then click on [Port
Setting] to open the Port X dialog box.
2.
3.
Select a COM number for the port from the Port Number pull-down list.
Check the Auto Enumerating COM Number check-box to have subsequent ports mapped to
continuous COM numbers. For example, if COM 3 is assigned to Port 1, then COM 4 will be
automatically assigned to Port 2.
Select an Rx FIFO Trigger from the Rx FIFO Level pull-down list. Rx FIFO trigger levels from
High to Low are available, with a default value is High Level (120 bytes). Check Set the change
to all ports check-box to apply the just defined Rx FIFO Trigger to all ports.
Select a Tx FIFO Size from the Tx FIFO Level pull-down list. Tx FIFO Level from High to
Low are available, with a default value is High Level (128 bytes). Check Set the change to all
ports check-box to apply the just defined Tx FIFO Size to all ports.
4.
5.
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High
Middle
Low
6.
CP-104UL v2
Tx FIFO
Rx FIFO
128
120
64
60
1
1
CP-104UL v1
Tx FIFO Rx FIFO
64
56
32
28
1
1
Unit: Bytes
Click [OK] in the Port X dialog box to confirm the port settings, and then click [OK] in the
Property dialog box to complete the port settings.
Moxa PComm Utility
This utility, which comes with Moxa PComm Lite, provides a convenient way to diagnose
problems with Moxa boards, and provides internal and external testing of IRQ, TxD/RxD, UART,
CTS/RTS, DTR/DSR, DTR/DCD, etc. This program can verify the correct operation of both the
H/W and S/W for all Moxa boards and ports.
Event Log
To check the Event Log for Moxa boards, click Start Æ Settings Æ Control Panel Æ
Administrative Tools Æ Event Viewer, to enter the Event Viewer program. You may find the
latest information message relevant to the Moxa driver in the system category.
Removing the Driver
You can uninstall the board by first selecting Start Æ Settings Æ Control Panel Æ System.
Windows 2000
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Select the Hardware tab, and then click on Device Manager. Use the mouse to place the cursor
over the CP-168U Series board under Multiport serial adapters, and then click the right mouse
button. Select the Uninstall… option.
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Click OK to proceed with the un-installation of the board.
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Windows 2000
Windows XP
The Device Manager window will automatically refresh to show that the driver and ports for the
CP-168U Series board have been removed.
Windows 95/98
The Windows 95/98 driver supports up to 128 serial ports, from COM1 to COM128. To fully
utilize the advanced multi-process and multi-thread features of Windows 95/98, pure 32-bit
Windows 95/98 virtual device port drivers (VxD) compliant with communication drivers
(VCOMM) have been developed for the CP-168U and other Moxa multiport boards. The drivers
conform to the Win32 COMM API standard.
The Windows 95/98 driver for Moxa’s multiport serial boards supports the following products:
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Universal PCI Boards: CP-168U, CP-104UL, CP-104JU, CP-134U, CP-134U-I, CP-132UL, CP132UI
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PCI Boards: C168H/PCI, C104H/PCI, C104HS/PCI, CP-114, CP-114I, CP-114S, CP-114IS, CP-132,
CP-132I, CP-132S, CP-132IS
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ISA Boards: C168H, C168HS, C168P, C104H, C104HS, C104P, CI-104J, CI-104JS, CI-134, CI134I, CI-134IS, CI-132, CI-132I, CI-132IS
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cPCI Boards: CT-114I
The following steps are using CP-168U as an example.
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Installing the Driver
Thanks to Windows 95/98’s Plug and Play capability, you can easily plug the CP-168U board into
an available PCI slot, and then get to work right away with very little installation effort. Windows
95/98 will automatically detect the presence of the new board, and prompt you to install the
software driver. You simply need to have the driver CD available to complete the installation
process.
A maximum of 4 CP-168U boards can be installed in one system, provided sufficient I/O address
and IRQ number resources are available.
The following flow chart illustrates the driver installation stages of the CP-168U boards. Each
stage will be discussed later in more detail.
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Install the Universal PCI or PCI
board in the system
Start Windows 95/98 to detect the board
Driver installed before?
Yes
No
Install the driver from the driver CD.
See the section, “First Time Driver
Installation”
Configure the port.
See the section, “Port Configuration”
The CP-168U board’s ports
should be ready to work.
See the section, “Board and Ports Ready”
First Time Driver Installation
This stage gives the steps for installing the CP-168U board driver for the first time. The
installation of the CP-168U board for Windows 95 and Windows 98 are slightly different and will
be described in two columns. Follow the steps in the left column for Windows 95 or the right
column for Windows 98.
If one Moxa CP-168U board was previously installed and another Moxa CP-168U board is
plugged in, the system will prompt you to skip this stage, and take care of Port Configuration,
which is discussed in the next section.
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1.
Upon detecting the first new CP-168U Series board, Windows 95/98 will automatically
display a New hardware found message box, and then display the following dialog boxes.
Click the Next button to proceed.
Windows 95
Windows 98
2. Click on [Other Locations].
2. Select [Display a list...] and then click on [Next].
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3. Type E:\Software\Win9x\Windows.95 in the
Location input box, and then click [OK] from the
Select Other Location window. The system will
start reading the files from the CD.
3. Select Other Devices and then click on [Next].
4. Click on [Finish].
4. Click on [Have Disk].
5. Type E:\Win9x\Windows.95 and click [OK]. The
system will start reading the files from the CD.
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6. Click on [Next].
7. Click on [Next].
Board and Port Ready
Board and Port Ready for Windows 95 and Windows 98 are slightly different. In finishing this
stage, the driver installation will be complete.
Windows 95
Windows 98
After the port configuration, you can immediately After the port configuration, click on [Finish]. The
use the COM ports of the CP-168U board without COM ports of the CP-168U board can be used
restarting Windows 95.
without restarting Windows 98.
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NOTE
If an error message similar to “CP-168U board(BusNo=x, DevNo=x, Port1=COMx) interrupt
number is invalid!” pops up, refer to the “Troubleshooting” chapter for solutions.
If you want to add more boards after installing the driver, simply plug the additional CP-168U
board into an empty PCI slot, and Windows 95/98 will automatically detect the newly plugged
board. Skip to Port Configuration to take care of port settings.
This completes the installation of the CP-168U board driver, including board and port
configuration. However, if you need to make changes to the board and port configuration, refer to
the next section, “Configuring Board and Port,” for configuration details.
Once the board and the driver are installed and the driver restarts successfully, you can start to
develop applications with the PComm library (see “Serial Programming Tools”) or the Microsoft
Win32 API. You can also use applications such as Terminal Emulator (see “Serial Programming
Tools”), a PComm utility, or HyperTerminal, to transmit/receive data, as well as Remote Access
Service to provide dial-up networking capabilities.
Configuring the Board and Ports
Follow the procedures given below to re-configure the COM number for the ports of installed
boards and drivers under Windows 95/98.
In addition to following the procedures listed below, you may also click on [Start] Æ [Programs]
Æ [Moxa Utility] Æ [Moxa Smartio/Industio Configuration Panel] Æ [Property] Æ [Port
Setting].
Since this is a Universal PCI or PCI board, once a new board is added, or an existing board is
removed, the board’s configuration will be automatically added or removed by the operating
system when you restart the PC.
1.
Open the [Control Panel], click on the [System] icon, select the [Device Manager] tab, and
then click on the plus sign to the left of Moxa Smartio/Industio multiport board.
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2.
Click on the desired CP-168U board, and then click on [Properties].
3.
Select the [Ports Configuration] tab, click on the specific port, and then click on the [Port
Setting] button.
4.
Check the Auto Enumerating COM Name check-box to assign continuous COM numbers for
subsequent ports. For example, if COM3 is assigned to Port 1, then COM4 will be
automatically assigned to Port 2.
Select an Rx FIFO Trigger from the Rx FIFO Level pull-down list. Rx FIFO trigger levels
from High to Low are available, with a default value is High Level (120 bytes). Check Set the
change to all ports check-box to apply the just defined Rx FIFO Trigger to all ports.
Select a Tx FIFO Size from the Tx FIFO Level pull-down list. Tx FIFO Level from High to
Low are available, with a default value is High Level (128 bytes). Check Set the change to all
ports check-box to apply the just defined Tx FIFO Size to all ports.
5.
6.
High
Middle
Low
CP-104UL v2
Tx FIFO
Rx FIFO
128
120
64
60
1
1
CP-104UL v1
Tx FIFO Rx FIFO
64
56
32
28
1
1
Unit: Bytes
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7.
8.
To complete the update, click [OK] in the Port X dialog box, click [OK] in the CP-168U
board Properties dialog box, and then click [OK] on the Device Manager tab.
Restart the system to activate the latest configuration.
Updating the Driver
This section shows how to update the Windows 95/98 driver.
1.
2.
Open [Control Panel], click on the [System] icon, and select the [Device Manager] tab.
Click on the Moxa CP-168U board and then click on [Properties].
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Select the [Driver] tab, and click on [Update Driver...].
4.
Click on [Have Disk...] and type the path of the new driver.
5.
Insert the driver CD into the CD-ROM drive, and then click [OK] in the Install from Disk
window.
The system will automatically prompt you to restart the system. Click [Yes] to restart the
system, or [No] if you want to reboot the system later.
6.
Removing the Driver
This section explains how to remove the CP-168U board driver.
1.
2.
Open the [Control Panel], double click the [Add/Remove Programs] icon, and then select
the [Install/Uninstall] tab.
Click on the Moxa Smartio/Industio Driver option and then click on [Add/Remove] to start the
driver removal process.
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3.
Click [Yes] in the following message box to confirm that you want to remove the driver.
4.
Click [OK] in the Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box.
Windows NT
Windows NT supports up to 256 serial ports, from COM1 to COM256. To fully utilize Windows
NT’s multi-process and multi-thread advanced features, pure 32-bit Windows NT device drivers
were developed for the CP-168U board and other Moxa multiport boards. The drivers conform to
the Win32 COMM API standard.
The Windows NT driver for Moxa’s multiport serial boards supports the following products:
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Universal PCI Boards: CP-168U, CP-104UL, CP-104JU, CP-134U, CP-134U-I, CP-132UL, CP132UI
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PCI Boards: C168H/PCI, C104H/PCI, C104HS/PCI, CP-114, CP-114I, CP-114S, CP-114IS, CP-132,
CP-132I, CP-132S, CP-132IS
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ISA Boards: C168H, C168HS, C168P, C104H, C104HS, C104P, CI-104J, CI-104JS, CI-134, CI134I, CI-134IS, CI-132, CI-132I, CI-132IS
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cPCI Boards: CT-114I
The following steps are using CP-168U as an example.
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Installing the Driver
First Time Driver Installation
The following procedure shows how to install the CP-168U driver for the first time. First make
sure the board or boards are already plugged into the system’s PCI slot(s).
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Log into NT as Administrator.
Copy the folder Windows.nt located under \Software\WinNT on the software CD, to your
computer’s hard disk (under the C: drive, for example).
Open the [Control Panel], click the [Network] icon, and then select the [Adapters] tab.
Click the [Add] button, and then the [Have Disk...] button in the [Select Network Adapter]
dialog box.
Specify the exact path of the driver diskette, C:\Windows.nt in the example shown here, and
then click [OK] to proceed.
6.
Select Moxa Smartio/Industio Family multiport board in Select OEM Option dialog box, and
then click [OK] to start installing the driver.
7.
The Moxa Smartio/Industio Configuration Panel dialog box appears. Click the [Add] button to
open the Property dialog box to change port settings and advanced FIFO configuration done
automatically by the system.
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8.
Select the just installed CP-168U board from the Board Type pull-down list, click on a
specific port item, and then click on the [Port Setting] button to open the Port X window.
9. Select a COM number for the specific port from Port Number pull-down list.
10. Check the Auto Enumerating COM Number check-box to have subsequent ports mapped to
continuous COM numbers. For example, if COM3 is assigned to Port 1, then COM4 will be
automatically assigned to Port 2.
11. Select an Rx FIFO Trigger from the Rx FIFO Level pull-down list. Rx FIFO trigger levels
from High to Low are available, with a default value is High Level (120 bytes). Check Set the
change to all ports check-box to apply the just defined Rx FIFO Trigger to all ports.
12. Select a Tx FIFO Size from the Tx FIFO Level pull-down list. Tx FIFO Level from High to
Low are available, with a default value is High Level (128 bytes). Check Set the change to all
ports check-box to apply the just defined Tx FIFO Size to all ports.
High
Middle
Low
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Tx FIFO
Rx FIFO
128
120
64
60
1
1
CP-104UL v1
Tx FIFO Rx FIFO
64
56
32
28
1
1
Unit: Bytes
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13. Click [OK] in the Port X dialog box to confirm the port settings, and then click [OK] in the
Property dialog box to complete the port settings and return to the Moxa Smartio/Industio
Configuration Panel dialog box. The configured CP-168U board will now appear in the Moxa
Smartio/Industio Configuration Panel dialog box, as shown below.
14. Click [OK] in the Moxa Smartio/Industio Configuration Panel to return to the Network
dialog box, and then click [OK] to exit the Network dialog box.
15. Restart the PC.
NOTE
The driver configuration will NOT take effect until you restart the PC.
NOTE
Double check that all CP-168U board components—the control board—are connected and
fastened tightly to make sure that the system and the driver can start up successfully.
Once the system restarts, you may check the event log issued by the Moxa driver to see if the
board’s ports have been initialized successfully.
Enter the [Administrative] group, click the [Event Viewer] icon, and then select [Log] and
[System] to check a message similar to “Moxa CP-168U board, with first serial port COM3,
has been enabled” for each newly configured board.
NOTE
If an error message similar to “Cannot find any configured Moxa Smartio/Industio series board!” pops
up, refer to the Troubleshooting chapter for possible solutions.
Once the board and the driver are installed and the driver restarts successfully, you can start to
develop applications with the PComm library (see “Serial Programming Tools”) or the Microsoft
Win32 API. You can also use applications such as Terminal Emulator (see “Serial Programming
Tools”), a PComm utility, or HyperTerminal, to transmit/receive data, as well as Remote Access
Service to provide dial-up networking capabilities.
Configuring the Board and Ports
Re-Configuring Port Settings
If the driver is already installed, and you only wish to re-configure the ports, refer to the following
procedures. In addition to the procedures listed below, you may also click on [Start] Æ [Programs]
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Æ [Moxa Utility] Æ [Moxa Smartio/Industio Configuration Panel] Æ [Property], and then refer to
the instructions in the previous section, “First Time Driver Installation.”
1.
2.
Open the [Control Panel], click on the [Network] icon, and select the [Adapters] tab.
Click on Moxa Smartio/Industio Family Adapter from the Network Adapters list to highlight it,
and then click on [Properties] to open the Moxa Smartio/Industio Configuration Panel dialog
box to change port settings and advanced FIFO configuration.
3.
Click on [Property] from the Moxa Smartio/Industio Configuration Panel to open the Property
window.
4.
Next, refer to the instructions given in the previous section, “First Time Driver Installation”
from the “Windows NT” section.
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Configuring Another CP-168U Board
In this section, we explain how to configure another Moxa CP-168U board that is already installed.
Up to four CP-168U boards can be installed in one system under Windows NT, provided sufficient
system resources are available.
In addition to the procedures listed below, you may also click on [Start] Æ [Program] Æ [Moxa
Utility] Æ [Moxa Smartio/Industio Configuration Panel] Æ [Add], and then refer to the
instructions from the previous section, “Installing the Driver.”
1.
2.
3.
Open the [Control Panel], click on the [Network] icon, and select the [Adapters] tab.
Click on Moxa Smartio/Industio Family Adapter from the Network Adapters list.
Click the [Properties] button to open the Moxa Smartio/Industio Configuration Panel dialog
box.
4.
Next, refer to the instructions from the “First Time Driver Installation” subsection.
Removing an Existing CP-168U Board Configuration
First shut down your PC, and then physically remove the CP-168U board from the PCI or PCI-X
slot. The next time you start up the PC, the system will automatically remove the configuration.
There is no need to click the Remove button in the Moxa Smartio/Industio Configuration Panel
dialog box.
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Updating the Driver
Take the following steps to update the CP-168U board driver.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Open [Control Panel], click on the [Network] icon, and select the [Adapters] tab.
Click on Moxa Smartio/Industio Family Adapter from the Network Adapter list.
Click the [Remove] button in the Network dialog box.
Click the [Close] button in the Network dialog box.
Restart the system.
Refer to the instructions given in the “First Time Driver Installation” section to install the new
driver.
Removing the Driver
To remove the CP-168U board driver:
1.
2.
3.
Open the [Control Panel], click on the [Network] icon, and select the [Adapters] tab.
Click on Moxa Smartio/Industio Family Adapter from the Network Adapters list.
Click the [Remove] button in the Network dialog box.
4.
5.
Click the [Close] button to exit the Network dialog box.
Restart the system to activate the new configuration.
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DOS
Moxa DOS API-232 is a software package that assists users to develop and/or debug programs for
serial communications. This section will show you how to install the package, how to set up the
driver, and how to load or unload the driver.
The DOS driver for Moxa’s multiport serial boards supports the following products:
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Universal PCI Boards: CP-168U, CP-104UL, CP-104JU, CP-134U, CP-134U-I, CP-132UL, CP132UI
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PCI Boards: C168H/PCI, C104H/PCI, C104HS/PCI, CP-114, CP-114I, CP-114S, CP-114IS, CP-132,
CP-132I, CP-132S, CP-132IS
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ISA Boards: C168H, C168HS, C168P, C104H, C104HS, C104P, CI-104J, CI-104JS, CI-134, CI134I, CI-134IS, CI-132, CI-132I, CI-132IS
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cPCI Boards: CT-114I
The following Steps are using CP-134U as an example.
Installing the Driver
1.
Run the installation program, DOSINST.EXE under \Software\DOS on the software CD.
Specify the target API-232 directory (e.g. C:\Moxa) where the software driver will be copied.
Press F2 to start the installation.
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2.
After the installation is complete, a message window will open to ask if you want to run the
SETUP.EXE file. It is strongly recommended that you press Y to run this SETUP.EXE file.
Setting up the Driver
The following steps are using CP-134U Series as an example. This section does not illustrate all
the convenient functions of the setup program that you would see during the configuration process.
Press F1 to refer to the on-line help instructions if necessary.
1.
Run the BIN\SETUP.EXE file.
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2.
Press Enter to select the proper model name, in this case, CP-134U Series.
3.
Press PgDn to configure the CP-134U’s port settings, including port number, flow control,
etc. You can enter/modify each port’s settings now. These displayed values are the port’s
initial values as the driver is loaded.
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NOTE
Up to now you have completed the configuration for CP-134U Series board. You might skip this step
and go directly to step 4 if you need not change any setting or configure any board.
4.
Press F10 to save the modifications and exit the SETUP program.
Legends
Some noticeable fields and functions are explained below.
Port number
This is actually the port ID of each port. The application software will refer to the port by its port
number (ID). A duplicated port number is not allowed. That is, each Moxa serial port is referred to
as port number in terms of serial programming.
You may map the port number range to the one you prefer between 0 and 255, as long as no port
number overlapping condition or port number undefined condition occurs. Generally, you should
take the convenience of programming into consideration when specifying the port numbers for the
board.
TxD buffer size
The transmission (output) buffer allocated in the system for each port.
RxD buffer size
The receiving (input) buffer allocated in the system for each port.
F5 Group Edit
This is a convenient function that helps you edit the configuration of several ports at one time as a
group.
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Loading the Driver
Having completed the setup, now you can load the driver BIN\DP-DRV.EXE at the DOS prompt.
The driver will detect the board you installed automatically. If the board(s) is(are) detected, a
message similar to below will show:
Smartio/Industio Family DOS driver Version 1.5
Setup driver …
CP-134U series (Bus= x ,Dev=y) : OK!
Device driver setup O.K.
It means that the CP-134U Series driver is installed properly. At this point, you are ready to
execute applications that support API-232 functions, or start developing applications using API232 library.
Unloading the Driver
To unload (release) the driver from memory, type DP-DRV/Q at the DOS prompt.
Linux
The Linux driver for Moxa’s multiport serial boards supports the following products:
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Universal PCI Boards: CP-168U, CP-104UL, CP-104JU, CP-134U, CP-134U-I, CP-132UL, CP132UI
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PCI Boards: C168H/PCI, C104H/PCI, C104HS/PCI, CP-114, CP-114I, CP-114S, CP-114IS, CP-132,
CP-132I, CP-132S, CP-132IS
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ISA Boards: C168H, C168HS, C168P, C104H, C104HS, C104P, CI-104J, CI-104JS, CI-134, CI134I, CI-134IS, CI-132, CI-132I, CI-132IS
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cPCI Boards: CT-114I
The following steps are using CP-168U as an example.
Follow the steps below to install the driver under Linux.
1.
# mkdir moxa
# cd moxa
# tar xvfz mxser.tgz
2.
#cd mxser
#make clean; make install
3.
# cd /moxa/mxser/driver
# ./msmknod
4.
# modprobe mxser
(If you install ISA Boards, please type commend # insmod mxser ioaddr=0x???, 0x???, 0x???,
0x???
<- 1st ISA, 2nd ISA, 3rd ISA, 4th ISA)
Using /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/char/mxser.o
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Warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/char/mxser.o will taint the kernel: no
license
See http://www.tux.org/lkml/#export-tainted for information about tainted modules
Moxa Smartio/Industio family driver version 1.7
Tty devices major number = 30, callout devices major number = 35
Found Moxa CP-168U series board(BusNo=2,DevNo=13)
Module mxser loaded, with warnings
5.
You can use Moxa diagnostic utility to verify the driver status.
# cd /moxa/mxser/utility/diag
# ./msdiag
== Moxa Smartio/Industio Family Multiport Board Status Utility(1.1) ==
Tty Device Major Number= 30.
Callout device Major Number= 35.
Board 1 : CP-168U series (BusNo=2, DevNo=13)
Port 1: 0xac00, max. baud rate = 230400 bps.
Port 2: 0xac08, max. baud rate = 230400 bps.
Port 3: 0xac10, max. baud rate = 230400 bps.
Port 4: 0xac18, max. baud rate = 230400 bps.
Port 5: 0xac20, max. baud rate = 230400 bps.
Port 6: 0xac28, max. baud rate = 230400 bps.
Port 7: 0xac30, max. baud rate = 230400 bps.
Port 8: 0xac38, max. baud rate = 230400 bps.
6.
You can use Moxa terminal utility to test tty port.
# cd /moxa/mxser/utiltiy/term
# ./msterm
SCO
The SCO driver for Moxa’s multiport serial boards supports the following products:
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Universal PCI Boards: CP-168U, CP-104UL, CP-104JU
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PCI Boards: C168H/PCI, C104H/PCI, C104HS/PCI
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ISA Boards: C168H, C168HS, C168P, C104H, C104HS, C104P, CI-104J, CI-104JS
Follow the steps below to install the driver under SCO. Moxa provide the following SCO Version:
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SCO Open Server
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SCO UnixWare 7
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SCO UnixWare 2.1
The following steps are using CP-168U under SCO OpenServer as an example. If you want to
install under SCO UnixWare 7 or SCO UnixWare 2.1, the installation procedures are similar as
SCO OpenServer.
1.
Copy the driver file .tar to your host.
2.
#tar xvf <driver tar file>
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/tmp/moxa/mxintall
/tmp/moxa/sco.tar
3.
# cd/tmp/mxinstall
# ./mxinstall
4.
The window shown below will open next. Press any key to continue.
Copyright© 2008 Moxa Technologies Co., Ltd.
All Rights Reserved.
Moxa Smartio Family Device Driver Installation (Ver. 1.6)
For SCO UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2
Tar files, please wait…..O.K.
Press any key to continue
5.
The Basic Configuration window will open next. Under SCO Unix/SCO Open Server, you
can install up to four Moxa Multiport Serial Boards.
Moxa Smartio Family Installation Utility (Ver 1.6)
Smartio Family Basic Configuration
Board No.
Board Type
I/O Address
Interrupt
Bus/Dev No.
1
None
-------------
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2
None
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3
None
-------------
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4
None
-------------
-------------
-------------
PgDn: getty Setting
Enter: Confirm Input Value
6.
Esc: Exit
Tab: Change Item
Press Enter to select the Moxa Multiport Serial Board you installed. For example, select “CP168U”, and press Enter.
None
C168 ISA Series
C104 ISA Series
C168 PCI Series
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C104 PCI Series
CP-104U Series
CP-168U Series
CP-104JU Series
7.
Some basic information of this board will be shown next, such as I/O address, Bus No.,
Device No. Since you selected the PCI board you installed, the resource was assigned to this
board by the SCO system.
PCI Boards Selecting
1
I/O Addr=
AC00, BusNo=2, DevNo=13
Enter: Select
8.
ESC: Exit
Press Enter to return to the main screen.
Smartio Family Basic Configuration
Board No.
Board Type
I/O Address
Interrupt
Bus/Dev No.
1
CP-168U Series
AC00
5
2/13
2
None
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3
None
-------------
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4
None
-------------
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-------------
PgDn: getty Setting
Enter: Confirm Input Value
9.
Esc: Exit
Tab: Change Item
Press Esc to save the configuration and exit.
Save configuration changes? (Y/N)
10. The driver files will be copied to the SCO system. Press any key to continue.
----------------------------------------[Message]---------------------------------------------Copying driver files and configuring system. Please wait….
Press any key to continue! _
11. Press Y to rebuild the system.
----------------------------------------[Message]---------------------------------------------Do you want to rebuild the system? (y/n)_
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12. The window shown below will open next.
----------------------------------------[Message]---------------------------------------------Do you want to rebuild the system? (y/n)
Rebuilding kernel. Please wait….
13. After the system is rebuilt, the system will return to shell command. You can use Moxa
Smartio Multiport Serial Board now.
----------------------------------------[Message]---------------------------------------------Do you want to rebuild the system? (y/n)
Rebuilding kernel. Please wait….
Rebuilding kernel completed.
Please remember to manually reboot your system later.
Press any key to continue. _
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4
4 Serial Programming Tools
Moxa supports a class of easy to use, yet powerful serial programming libraries and
communication troubleshooting utilities under Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 and Windows 95/98.
Use these Moxa Serial Programming Tools to decrease your software development time.
In the following sections, we describe the installation of the library, and the utilities supported for
various programming platforms.
PComm, a professional serial comm tool for PCs, is a software package that runs under Windows
NT/2000/XP/2003 and Windows 95/98. PComm provides:
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A powerful serial communication library for easy programming in the most popular programming
languages. The serial communication library is useful for developing applications for data
communications, remote access, data acquisition, and industrial control under Windows
NT/2000/XP/2003 or Windows 95/98. It is an simpler solution compared to the more complex
Windows Win32 COMM API.
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Useful utilities such as diagnostic, monitor, and terminal emulator.
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Illustrative sample programs,
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Comprehensive on-line documentation.
PComm Installation
To install PComm, run \Setup.exe from the diskette enclosed in the package. Please note that the
PComm diagnostic and monitor utilities are for Moxa boards only; these two utilities will not work
with other manufacturers serial boards.
After PComm is successfully installed, click on [Start], select [Program Files], and then PComm Lite
group to select a list of utilities and documents.
PComm Programming Library
The serial communication library assists you in developing serial communications programs for
any COM port that complies with Microsoft Win32 API. It facilitates the implementation of multiprocess and multi-thread serial communication programs and hence remarkably reduces
development time.
This serial communication library provides a complete function library and sample programs for
Visual C++, Visual Basic, and Borland Delphi. To view detailed function descriptions and sample
programs, click on [Start] Æ [Program] Æ [PComm Lite] Æ [PComm Lib Help], [PComm Porting
Notes] or [PComm Programming Guide], or refer to the sample programs in the PComm directory.
Utilities
In this section, we give brief descriptions of each utility. For more information about these utilities,
see the on-line help from the software diskette.
Diagnostic (for Moxa boards only)
A convenient diagnostic program, ONLY for Moxa boards and ports, provides internal and
external testing of IRQ, TxD/RxD, UART, CTS/RTS, DTR/DSR, DTR/DCD, etc. It allows the
user to check the function of both software and hardware.
To run the Diagnostic program, click on [Start]Æ[Program]Æ[PComm Lite]Æ[Diagnostic].
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Serial Programming Tools
Monitor (for Moxa boards under Windows NT/2000/XP/2003)
A useful port status monitoring program allows you to monitor data transmission of selected Moxa
COM ports. It monitors data transmission/receiving throughput, and communication line status,
with data updated and displayed on the screen at regular time intervals. Click on a specific port to
see a graph of the current communication parameters and status of that port.
To run the Monitor program, click on [Start]Æ[Program]Æ[PComm Lite]Æ[Monitor].
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Terminal Emulator
Terminal Emulator can be used to connect to various ports to see if data transmission is
functioning correctly. Terminal Emulator features multi-windows, and supports VT100 and ANSI
terminal types. You can transfer data interactively, send patterns periodically, and transfer files
using ASCII, XMODEM, YMODEM, ZMODEM, and KERMIT protocols.
To run Terminal Emulator, click on [Start]Æ[Program]Æ[PComm Lite]Æ[Terminal Emulator].
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5 Connection Cables and Cable Wiring
In this chapter, we illustrate the possible connections and cable wiring for the CP-104UL boards.
In serial data communications, DTE stands for Data Terminal Equipment, such as a PC’s COM1/2,
serial printers, and terminals, and DCE stands for Data Communication Equipment, such as
modems.
RS-232 Cable Wiring
Board Pinouts—DB44 Female
RS-232
Port 1
Port 2
Port 3
Port 4
13 TxD
9
TxD
5
TxD
1
TxD
14 RxD
10 RxD
6
RxD
RxD
15
28
29
30
42
44
11
24
25
26
39
41
7
20
21
22
35
37
RTS
CTS
DTR
DSR
DCD
GND
2
3
16
17
18
31
33
RTS
CTS
DTR
DSR
DCD
GND
RTS
CTS
DTR
DSR
DCD
GND
RTS
CTS
DTR
DSR
DCD
GND
DB-9/M Pin Assignment (CBL-M44M9x4-50, Opt4-M9B)
MODE
PIN
RS232
1
DCD
2
RxD
3
TxD
4
DTR
5
GND
6
DSR
7
RTS
8
CTS
D
B
2
5
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M
Pin Assignment (CBL-M44M25x4-50)
MODE
PIN
RS-232
2
TxD
3
RxD
4
RTS
5
CTS
6
DSR
7
GND
8
DCD
20
DTR
ent (Opt4-RJ45B)
MODE
PIN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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RS-232
DSR
RTS
GND
TxD
RxD
DCD
CTS
DTR
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6 Troubleshooting
Common CP-104UL board errors and possible corresponding solutions are given below. If the
problem still cannot be solved after following these suggestions, contact your dealer or Moxa for
help, or use the Problem Report Form at the end of this manual to report problems to your dealer to
receive faster technical support.
General Troubleshooting
1.
The Moxa PCI board cannot be detected by the Moxa driver while installing the driver.
Hardware causes and solutions:
A. The board is not installed. Please install the board in an empty PCI slot.
B. The board is not properly plugged into the system’s PCI slot. If that is the case, re-plug
the board in a 32-bit PCI slot. It may also be the case that the PCI slot is defective. In
this case, try other PCI slots until you find one that works.
C. The motherboard does not have an available IRQ for the CP-104UL board. Enter the PC’s
BIOS and make sure an IRQ setting is available in the PCI/PnP settings.
2.
The Moxa board and driver are activated but cannot transfer (transmit/receive) data.
Hardware Causes and Solutions:
A. Make sure the cable wiring is connected correctly. Refer to the “Connection Cable and
Cable Wiring” chapter to see correct cable connection options.
B. The cable or the board are probably defective. Please try other ports, cables, or boards to
verify this, or use the PComm Diagnostic utility to test Moxa board and port conditions. If
Diagnostic reports an error, replace the faulty components.
Software Causes and Solutions:
A. CP-104UL board will check the line status (CTS) before transmitting data if the RTS/CTS
flow control feature is set to Enable in the configuration or application program. Refer to
the Connection Cable and Cable Wiring chapter for proper wiring options, and check the
line status of the suspected port using the diagnostic LED indicators on the mini tester.
B. The board’s control application might not be correctly written according to the
corresponding API of the operating system. To verify the problem, run an existing
application known to be good, or use utilities provided by Moxa, such as Pcomm Terminal
Emulator or HyperTerminal under Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98.
Windows NT
This section is specific for troubleshooting under Windows NT. For general problems and
solutions, please see the previous section, General Troubleshooting.
1.
After the system reboots, the error message, “Another driver in the system, which did
not report its resources, has already claimed the interrupt used by xxx.” appears in the
Event Log.
This indicates the Moxa board was found, but the IRQ conflicts with another adapter. Check
the PCI BIOS IRQ settings first, and then select an IRQ that is available.
2.
After the system reboots, the error message, “Cannot find any configured Moxa
Smartio/Industio series board!” appears in the Event Log.
Make sure the PCI board is seated firmly in the expansion slot.
3.
The COM number of the CP-104UL board (Bus No=x, Dev No=x, Port1=COMx), with
device number xx, conflicts with others.
The COM numbers for different boards are in conflict. Change the COM number mappings
for the Moxa boards.
4.
Windows NT system panics (blue screen).
The possible reason is an IRQ or I/O address conflict with other ISA Bus adapters, such as
LAN or SCSI boards, or with the system BIOS. Refer to the corresponding problem in the
previous section, “General Troubleshooting,” for solutions.
Windows 95/98
This section is specific for troubleshooting under Windows 95/98. For general problems and
solutions, see the section, “General Troubleshooting.”
1.
The system fails to find the CP-104UL board!
C. The board(s) is (are) not properly plugged into the PCI slot.
D. The PCI slot is defective. Please try other slots until you find one that works.
E. The board itself might be defective.
2.
After the system reboots, the error message “CP-104UL board(BusNo=x, DevNo=x,
Port1=COMx) interrupt number is invalid!” appears.
This indicates that the Moxa board was found, but the IRQ conflicts with another adapter.
Make sure the Moxa board’s IRQ does not conflict with another adapter’s IRQ. Check the PCI
BIOS IRQ settings and then select an available IRQ for the Moxa boards.
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Technical Reference
Specifications
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Bus interface:
Number of ports:
I/O address:
IRQ:
Data bits:
Stop bits:
Parity:
UART:
Speed:
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Connectors:
Data signals:
Surge protection:
Operating temp:
Power Requirement
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Dimensions:
32-bit PCI
4
Assigned by PCI BIOS
Assigned by PCI BIOS
5, 6, 7, 8
1, 1.5, 2
None, even, odd, space, mark
Moxa UART (16C550C or compatible)
50 bps to 921.6Kbps (CP-104UL v2)
50 bps to 230.4Kbps (CP-104UL v1)
DB44 female
RS-232-TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, GND
Embedded 15KV ESD
0 to 55℃
120 mA max. (+5V) (CP-104UL v2)
231 mA max.( +5V) (CP-104UL v1)
120 × 64.5 mm (4.72 × 2.54 in) (CP-104UL v2)
120 × 64.5 mm (4.72 × 2.54 in) (CP-104UL v1)
PCI
The 32-bit CP-104UL boards comply with PCI specifications 2.1. Hardware configuration for IRQ
and I/O addresses is automatically assigned by the PCI BIOS. Hence, you must first plug in the
board before installing the software driver.
Unlike ISA slots, different PCI slots in the same PC may have different bus numbers and device
numbers with respect to the PCI specifications. The same PCI board will have different system
configurations if moved to a different PCI slot. This is called slot-sensitive or slot-dependent, and
may apply to PCI slots in PCs with different motherboards, which might use different device
number sets. For example, some use 17, 18, 19, and 20 for identifying the respective PCI slots,
whereas some use 11, 12, 13 and 14.
Due to this slot-dependency, it is necessary to re-configure the software driver once the board is
plugged into a different PCI slot.
Up to 4 CP-104UL boards can be installed in one system. When installing more than one board,
remember the order of boards to distinguish the installed boards.
Moxa UART
The Moxa UART is an intelligent asynchronous controller that supports one full duplex channel
that simultaneously transfers data at a transmission speed of 921.6Kbps. To increase overall data
throughput, special features such as on-chip FIFO and on-chip hardware flow control are used to
reduce the number of interrupts to the onboard CPU, and to prevent loss of valuable data.
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Return Procedure
For product repair, exchange, or refund, you must:
z
Provide evidence of original purchase.
z
Fill out the Problem Report Form (PRF) as detailed as possible for shorter product repair time.
z
Obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number from the sales representative or
dealer.
z
Carefully pack the product in an anti-static package, and send it, pre-paid, to the dealer. The
RMA number should be visible on the outside of the package, and include a description of the
problem along with the return address and telephone number of a technical contact.
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