Dual Profile PCI-Express RS-232 Serial Card (2 port Serial, 1 port

Dual Profile PCI-Express RS-232 Serial Card
(2 port Serial, 1 port Parallel*)
*PEX2S5521P
PEX1S552
PEX2S552
Instruction Guide
*PEX2S5521P shown
FCC Compliance Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Table of Contents
Introduction ................................................................................... 1
Features.......................................................................................1
Package Contents........................................................................1
Hardware Guide.............................................................................. 2
Installation....................................................................................... 2
Hardware Installation....................................................................2
Software Installation.....................................................................4
Verifying Successful Installation...................................................6
Specifications................................................................................. 7
Technical Support.......................................................................... 8
Warranty Information..................................................................... 8
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Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of a StarTech.com PEX1S552/PEX2S552/
PEX2S5521P Dual Profile PCI Express card. This convenient I/O solution
utilizes a native, single-chip design for maximum performance and reliability, and includes an optional low profile bracket that allows the card to
be installed in virtually any size/form factor case.
Features
• Native PCI Express (single chip)
• Adds two high speed RS-232 serial ports, one parallel port
• Supports data transfer rates of up to: 2.7 Mbps (parallel)
460.8 Kbps (serial)
• Configurable in 5V, 12V, and RI (non-powered) modes
• Compliant with PCI Express base specifications revision 1.0a
• 128-byte deep FIFO per transmitter and receiver
• Automated in-band flow control using programmable Xon/Xoff in both
directions
• Automated out-of-band flow control using CTS/RTS and DSR/DTR
• Standard and low profile bracket included
Package Contents
• 1 x 2 Port PCI-Express RS-232 Serial Card
• 1 x Separate parallel port (with ribbon cable)
• 1 x Driver CD
• 1 x Instruction Manual
• Low Profile Brackets: PEX1S552 - 1 low profile bracket included PEX2S552 - 2 low profile brackets included
PEX2S5521P – 3 low profile brackets included
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Hardware Guide
Parallel Port
Connector
(PEX2S5521P)
Serial Port #2
(PEX2S552,
PEX2S5521P)
LP4
Power Port
Serial Port #1
**PEX2S5521P Shown
Installation
WARNING! PCI Express cards, like all computer equipment, can be severely damaged by static electricity. Be sure that you are properly grounded before opening your computer case or touching your card. StarTech.
com recommends that you wear an anti-static strap when installing any
computer component. If an anti-static strap is unavailable, discharge yourself of any static electricity build-up by touching a large grounded metal
surface (such as the computer case) for several seconds. Also be careful
to handle the card by its edges and not the gold connectors.
Hardware Installation
1. Remove the cover of your system (see your computer’s user manual
for details, if necessary) and gently turn your computer onto its side,
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so that the PCI Express expansion slot openings on the motherboard
are facing upwards.
2. Locate an empty PCI Express slot and remove the metal plate that
covers the corresponding rear bracket. You may need a Phillips screw
driver to perform this step. Retain the screw! You will need it to secure
the card later.
PEX2S5521P Only: Please ensure that the metal plate that covers the
rear bracket adjacent to the above mentioned bracket is vacant, so that
it can be used for parallel port installation).
3. Gently insert the card into the empty slot, making sure it is firmly
seated, then secure the card in place using the screw you removed in
Step 3.
4. PEX2S5521P: Connect the ribbon cable provided by the (separate)
parallel port to the provided slot on the PEX2S5521P board (please
see diagram on previouspage), then secure the parallel port to the slot
adjacent to the one used to secure the main PEX2S5521P board.
5. Once the card (and additional port, if necessary) are secured to the
motherboard (and within the case), replace the computer cover and
power on the computer, then proceed to the next section, titled Soft
ware Installation.
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Software Installation
When the computer is booted up following the physical installation of the
PCI Express card, the operating system will detect the presence of the
card within the computer system and prompt for software installation:
1. The Found New Hardware Wizard will appear. When asked if you want
Windows to search for software, select No, not this time, then click
Next to continue:
2. On the screen that follows, select Install from a list or specific
location, then click on Next.
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3. On the screen that follows, select Search for the best driver in these
locations. Ensure there is a checkmark next to Include this location
in the search, then click Browse to locate the correct file. (Please
note: The correct file can be located on the accompanying CD in the
MCS9901 folder).
Once you’ve specified the correct file, please click Next to continue.
4. A Windows security warning will appear, notifying you that the software
you are installing has not passed Windows Logo testing. Please click
on Continue Anyway:
5. Once the driver files have been installed, you will be notified that the
Wizard has finished installing the software for “High Speed PCIe Serial
Port”. Please click on Finish.
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6. PEX2S552: Repeat steps 1-5 once more for the remaining serial port
to be installed.
PEX2S552: Repeat steps 1-5 twice more, once for each of the
remaining ports (one serial, one parallel).
Verifying Successful Installation
To verify that installation was successful:
1. Right-click on My Computer and select Manage to open the Computer
Management window.
2. In the left pane, select Device Manager.
3. In the right pane, click on Ports (COM & LPT). You should see the
newly added ports listed here:
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Specifications
PEX1S552
PEX2S552
Bus Type
PCI Express
Chipset
Moschip MCS9901CV
Maximum
Data Transfer
Rate
OS Support
Serial:
460.8 Kbps
Serial:
460.8 Kbps
PEX2S552
Parallel:
2.7 Mbps
Serial:
460.8 Kbps
Windows® 2000/XP/2003/Vista™
Linux Kernel 2.6.11 and above
MAC OS 10.4 & above
2 x Serial
1 x Parallel
Connectors
1 x RS-232 Serial
Product
Dimensions
105mm (4.13”) x 120mm (4.72”) x 20mm (0.79”)
2 x RS-232 Serial
(LxWxH)
Product
Weight
Regulatory
Certifications
51.5 g (1.82 oz )
63.5 g (2.24 oz )
CE, FCC, RoHS
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140 g (4.94oz )
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Technical Support
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Warranty Information
This product is backed by a Lifetime warranty. In addition, StarTech.
com warrants its products against defects in materials and workmanship for the periods noted, following the initial date of purchase. During
this period, the products may be returned for repair, or replacement with
equivalent products at our discretion. The warranty covers parts and labor
costs only. StarTech.com does not warrant its products from defects or
damages arising from misuse, abuse, alteration, or normal wear and tear.
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