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Brainboxes PCI 4 port OPTO RS422/485
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‘ SERIAL CARDS ENGINEERED TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS ‘
Description
Universal PCI card providing 4 industry standard 9 pin
RS422/485 serial COM ports in a single PCI slot. Velocity
megabaud data transfer rates and 64 byte deep FIFO
guarantees uncompromising performance and fault-free use.
Optical isolation provides greater protection from electrical
current surges to both the card itself and the PC.
Universal PCI is fully compatible with both 3.3Volt and 5Volt PCI
slots; protecting your investment into the future.
Now with Brainboxes Lifetime Warranty and Lifetime Support!
Features
• 4 Port RS422/485
• Universal PCI
• 64 Byte FIFO with user definable trigger
level
• Up to 921,600 baud
• Full Duplex and Half Duplex Autogating
• Transient Spike Protection
Software
Microsoft signed drivers (easy installation & robust operation) for:
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Windows Server 2003 x32 bit & x64 bit Editions
Windows XP x32 bit & x64 bit Editions
Windows 2000.
Fully tested drivers also included for:
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Windows Me, Windows 98 & 95, Windows NT.
• Drivers for all popular
operating systems
As well as: full product documentation, a thorough troubleshooting
guide and terminal software. Detailed sample source code for all
popular programming languages.
• Sample Programs, Test &
Terminal software - all with source code
Need support for other operating systems? Please telephone or email.
Find out about Brainboxes excellent driver configurability: Click Here
• Lifetime Support and Lifetime Warranty
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Opto Isolation
Applications
• Cash Deposit Machine
• Long Distance Communications
• Industrial Sector
• Pay At Pump
• Banking & Financial Sector
For Standard Electrical Protection see UC-346
TEL: +44 (0) 151 220 2500
ORDER
Description
UNIVERSAL QUAD OPTO VELOCITY RS422/485
EMAIL: SALES@BRAINBOXES.COM
Code
UC-368
WEB: WWW.BRAINBOXES.COM
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Product Code
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Serial Port
Pin
Pin
Pin
Pin
Pin
Pin
Pin
Pin
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
TXDTXD+
RTSRTS+
GND
RXDRXD+
CTSCTS+
RS422/485
Pinout (9 pin Male)
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9
Ports
Connector
UART type
FIFO size
Transmitted Signal Strength
Operating Distance
Electrical Protection*
4 Port RS422/485
37 WAY D TO: 4 x DB9 (9 Pin Male)
16950 UART inside Brainboxes LYNX BB16PCI958
64 Byte with user definable trigger level
+/- 5 Volts open circuit RS422/485 Standard
4000 ft (1200 metres) RS422/485 Standard
Opto-Isolation: +/- 1500 Volt DC / 1000 Volt AC
+ve transient spikes > 12V, -ve transient spikes >6.8V
Baud Rate (bits per second)
Data Bits
Parity
Stop Bits
Flow Control
IRQs
Tx/Rx Modes
Connection Schemes
up to 921,600
5,6,7 or 8
Odd, Even, None, Mark or Space
1, 1.5 or 2
CTS/RTS
Plug and Play - Shared interrupts for all ports
Full Duplex, Half Duplex Autogating
Point to Point,
One talker; many listeners, (32 Max)
Many talkers / listeners Half Duplex (32 Max)
Hardware Autogating, TxD always / RTS true enabled,
RxD always enabled, RxD RTS true disabled, CTS forced true
Serial Port Settings
RS485 Gating
General
Bracket Profile
PCB Layers
Power
Standard
4
550mA @ 5V
Weight
Size
0.097Kg
96 x 159 mm
BUS Compatibility
OS Compatibility
32/64 bit Universal (3.3V or 5V) PCI or PCI-X
Windows 98/ NT4/ 2000/ XP/ Server 2003
Windows XP x64 bit Edition / Windows Server 2003 x64 bit
Linux
Version 3.0
Interface
PCI Compliance
Approvals & Accreditations
UL, EMC: CE, FCC, PCI Power Management 1.1 Compliant,
PCI 3.0 Compliant
Box Contents
Installation CD including manual, Microsoft signed drivers,
utilities and sample programs with source code
UNIVERSAL QUAD OPTO VELOCITY RS422/485
Installation Guide
QUAD Cable: 37 WAY D to 4 x DB9 (9 Pin Male)
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
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Manufactured in the UK by Brainboxes
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Brainboxes operate a "Perfect Fit Custom Design"
policy for volume users More Info: CLICK HERE
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Glossary: Product Features Explained
Universal PCI
Universal products allow compatibility with both 3.3 Volt and 5 Volt PCI systems. This ensures that Brainboxes
universal card range is backward compatible with older systems and works with all new PCI systems.
More info on 'Universal' products: Click Here
Autogating
When the device is set to half duplex mode, transmitted and received data is sent across the same signal lines.
Autogating means the Brainboxes card knows when to 'listen' for data and when to transmit data, with a quick
and automatic hardware switch between the 2 modes. This is much faster than software switching and ensures
no data loss due to turnaround delay.
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Opto Isolation
Optical isolation provides greater protection from electrical current surges to both the card itself and the PC. It
improves noise immunity by isolating the PC from the card’s transmit ground.
Opto-Isolation: ±1500Volt DC/ 1000Volts AC
PCI Compliant
All Brainboxes Universal PCI cards are fully PCI version 3.0 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 for sensitive timing applications.
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. 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, and supply customer
needs for Universal PCI products (3.3v and 5v compatible). 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
RS422/485 Standards
RS422 allows one transmitter and up to 10 receivers with data transmission rates up to 10 Megabits per second, for
distances up to 40 feet and up to 100 Kilobits per second, for distances up to 4000 feet
RS422/485 Pinout
(1219 metres).
RS485, based on the RS422 standard, allows up to 32 driver/receivers pairs on a
party line data bus. This can be configured into half duplex and full duplex mode. Whilst
only one of these should be transmitting data at any time, the rest can all simultaneously
listen to the data. More Info: Click Here
TEL: +44 (0) 151 220 2500
EMAIL: SALES@BRAINBOXES.COM
WEB: WWW.BRAINBOXES.COM
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