CB Series PC/104-Plus Multiport Serial Module User`s Manual

CB Series PC/104-Plus Multiport Serial Module User`s Manual
CB Series PC/104-Plus
Multiport Serial Module User’s Manual
Fifth Edition, December 2012
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CB Series PC/104-Plus
Multiport Serial Module User’s Manual
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Table of Contents
1.
Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 1-1
Overview ........................................................................................................................................... 1-2
Package Checklist ............................................................................................................................... 1-2
Product Features ................................................................................................................................ 1-2
Product Specifications ......................................................................................................................... 1-3
2.
Hardware Installation ....................................................................................................................... 2-1
Hardware Installation .......................................................................................................................... 2-2
Block Diagrams .................................................................................................................................. 2-2
Rotary Switch ............................................................................................................................. 2-3
Termination Resistor .................................................................................................................... 2-3
Serial Interface Selection ..................................................................................................................... 2-3
3.
Software Installation ........................................................................................................................ 3-1
Windows NT ....................................................................................................................................... 3-2
Installing the Driver ..................................................................................................................... 3-2
Configuring the Ports ................................................................................................................... 3-4
Removing the Board .................................................................................................................... 3-6
Updating the Driver ..................................................................................................................... 3-7
Removing the Driver .................................................................................................................... 3-7
Windows 95/98/ME ............................................................................................................................. 3-8
Installing the Driver ..................................................................................................................... 3-8
Configuring the Ports ................................................................................................................. 3-11
Updating the Driver ................................................................................................................... 3-13
Removing the Driver .................................................................................................................. 3-15
Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) ...................................................................................................... 3-16
Installing the Driver ................................................................................................................... 3-16
Using Device Manager to Verify Installation .................................................................................. 3-23
Port Configuration ..................................................................................................................... 3-24
Windows XP, 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit) ................................................................................................. 3-26
Installing the Driver ................................................................................................................... 3-26
Using Device Manager to Verify Installation .................................................................................. 3-30
Port Configuration ..................................................................................................................... 3-32
Using PComm ........................................................................................................................... 3-33
Using Event Log ........................................................................................................................ 3-33
Disabling the Module.................................................................................................................. 3-33
Uninstalling the Module .............................................................................................................. 3-34
Windows 2000.................................................................................................................................. 3-35
Installing the Driver ................................................................................................................... 3-35
Using Device Manager to Verify Installation .................................................................................. 3-39
Port Configuration ..................................................................................................................... 3-41
Using PComm ........................................................................................................................... 3-42
Using Event Log ........................................................................................................................ 3-42
Disabling the Module.................................................................................................................. 3-43
Uninstalling the Module .............................................................................................................. 3-43
Linux (32-bit and 64-bit) ................................................................................................................... 3-45
DOS ................................................................................................................................................ 3-45
Installing the Driver ................................................................................................................... 3-46
Driver Setup ............................................................................................................................. 3-46
Loading the Driver ..................................................................................................................... 3-48
Unloading the Driver .................................................................................................................. 3-48
Windows CE 5.0 ............................................................................................................................... 3-48
Installing the driver ................................................................................................................... 3-49
4.
Serial Programming Tools ................................................................................................................. 4-1
Serial Programming Library .................................................................................................................. 4-2
PComm Utilities .................................................................................................................................. 4-2
Installation ................................................................................................................................. 4-2
PComm Diagnostic....................................................................................................................... 4-2
PComm Monitor .......................................................................................................................... 4-3
PComm Terminal Emulator ........................................................................................................... 4-3
5.
Pin Assignments ................................................................................................................................ 5-1
Box Header Pin Assignments ................................................................................................................ 5-1
RS-232 ...................................................................................................................................... 5-1
RS-422, 4-wire RS-485 ................................................................................................................ 5-1
2-wire RS-485 ............................................................................................................................ 5-1
Serial Cable Pin Assignments................................................................................................................ 5-2
DB9(M) Connectors ..................................................................................................................... 5-2
DB25(M) Connectors.................................................................................................................... 5-2
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1.
Introduction
Welcome to the CB Series of PC/104-Plus communication modules, a multiport serial module for industrial
applications. It is designed for PC/104-Plus CPU boards that accept the PC/104-Plus expansion interface.
Optional DB9 and DB25 cables are available to connect different devices. The device drivers make full use of
the 128-byte Tx/Rx FIFO and on-chip flow control, which allows up to 921.6 Kbps data transmission.
The CB Series includes the following models:
CB-108:
8 ports, RS-232
CB-108-T:
8 ports, RS-232, wide temperature
CB-114:
4 ports, RS-232/422/485
CB-114-T:
4 ports, RS-232/422/485, wide temperature
CB-134I:
4 ports, RS-422/485, optical isolation protection
CB-134I-T:
4 ports, RS-422/485, optical isolation protection, wide temperature
2 KV optical isolation is provided on optical isolation models. Wide temperature models are rated for operation
between -40 to 85°C.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
 Overview
 Package Checklist
 Product Features
 Product Specifications
CB Series PC/104-Plus
Introduction
Overview
The CB Series PC/104-Plus module is designed to be used with PC/104-Plus CPU modules or CPU cards with the
PC/104-Plus expansion interface. Models are available for RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485, with 4 or 8 ports. The
serial ports are accessed through a 40-pin box header connector on the module. DIP switches allow you to
select the serial interface. The industry-standard MOXA UART (16C550 compatible) is fully programmable.
Built-in 15 KV ESD protection protects devices connected to the serial network.
Package Checklist
MOXA performs a careful mechanical and electrical inspection of each module prior to shipping. Your module
should arrive in perfect electrical order, free of any marks or scratches. Please handle the module by the edges
only, since your body’s static charge can damage the integrated circuits. When the module is not in use, please
keep it in the anti-static package provided. You may also use this package to return the module if it requires
repair.
The CB Series module is shipped with the following items:
•
CB Series PC/104-Plus multiport serial module
•
Documentation and Software CD
•
Quick Installation Guide
•
5-year product warranty statement
Note: Please notify your sales representative if any of the above items are missing or damaged.
Product Features
The CB Series module features the following:
•
4 or 8 serial ports (depending on model)
•
RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485 operation (depending on model)
•
128-byte FIFOs and on-chip flow control
•
Up to 921.6Kbps data transmission speed
•
Built-in 15 KV ESD protection
•
Onboard Tx, Rx LED indicators for each port
•
Optional wide temperature support (-40 to 85°C)
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Product Specifications
CB Series PC/104-Plus Multiport Serial Module
Hardware
I/O controller
MU860 (16C550C compatible)
Connector Type
40-pin box header
Interface
Bus
PC/104-Plus (PCI) bus
No. of Ports
4 ports (CB-114, CB-134I)
8 ports (CB-108)
Max. No. of Modules
4
Signals
RS-232
TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, GND
RS-422
TxD+(B), TxD-(A), RxD+(B), RxD-(A), GND
4-wire RS-485
TxD+(B), TxD-(A), RxD+(B), RxD-(A), GND
2-wire RS-485
Data+(B), Data-(A), GND
Performance
Baudrate
50 bps to 921.6 Kbps
Configuration
Parity
None, Even, Odd, Space, Mark
Data Bits
5, 6, 7, 8
Stop Bit(s)
1, 1.5, 2
IRQ
BIOS assigned
FIFO
128 bytes
Additional Settings
Serial interface selection by DIP switch
Driver Support
DOS
Windows 2000, Windows XP/2003/Vista (x86 and x64)
Linux 2.4, Linux 2.6 (x86 and x64)
Power and Environment
Operating Temperature
Standard models: 0 to 55°C (32 to 131°F)
“-T” models:, -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)
Operating Humidity
5 to 95% RH
Storage Temperature
-40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F)
ESD Protection
Embedded 15 KV ESD protection
Other
Dimensions (W x D)
96 x 90 mm
Regulatory Approvals
EN55022 Class A, EN55024, EN6100-3-2, EN61000-3-3, FCC Part 15
Class A
Warranty
5 years
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2.
Hardware Installation
This chapter explains how to install the CB Series PC/104-Plus multiport serial module.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
 Hardware Installation
 Block Diagrams

Rotary Switch

Termination Resistor
 Serial Interface Selection
CB Series PC/104-Plus
Hardware Installation
Hardware Installation
Installing the CB Series module is easy. Before inserting the module into the PC/104-Plus slot, you must first
configure the I/O base address, interrupt vector, IRQ, and serial interface (for select models).
ATTENTION
Safety First!
To prevent damage to your system or board, make sure your embedded PC’s power is turned off before
installing your CB Series module.
Step 1:
Shut off power to your embedded PC and to any peripheral devices. After shutting off power,
remove the cover of your embedded PC.
Step 2:
Use the DIP switches on the module to select the serial interface. Details for each model are
provided later in this chapter.
Step 3:
Insert the module firmly into the embedded PC’s PC/104-Plus slot.
Step 4:
Screw the control board in place.
Step 5:
Connect the cables.
Step 6:
Power on the embedded PC. The BIOS will automatically set the IRQ and I/O address.
Step 7:
Proceed with the software installation. Please refer to Chapter 3.
Block Diagrams
CB-108
CB-114
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CB-134I
Rotary Switch
A rotary switch on the board makes it easy to set the appropriate signals, particularly when installing multiple
PC/104-Plus modules in the same unit. The rotary switch, which looks like a clock, provides a bi-directional
path with no signal propagation delay. The first module on the stack should be set to CLK0, the second to CLK1,
etc., to eliminate clock skew between modules.
Termination Resistor
Onboard termination resistors can be activated individually for each serial port using jumpers JP1 through JP4.
JP1 corresponds to serial port 1. Short the jumper pins to activate the termination resistor; leave the jumper
pins open to bypass the termination resistor.
Serial Interface Selection
For the CB-114 and CB-134I, the serial interface is selecting using the onboard DIP switches.
CB-114
Mode
S1
S2
S3
RS-232
---
---
ON
RS-422
---
ON
off
4-wire RS-485
ON
off
off
2-wire RS-485
off
off
off
CB-134I
Mode
S1
S2
RS-422
---
off
4-wire RS-485
off
ON
2-wire RS-485
ON
ON
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3.
Software Installation
After installing the CB Series module in your embedded computer, the next step is installing the software.
Drivers for various operating systems are provided, including DOS, Windows, and Linux. This chapter explains
how to install and remove the CB Series driver.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
 Windows NT
 DOS

Installing the Driver

Installing the Driver

Configuring the Ports

Driver Setup

Removing the Board

Loading the Driver

Updating the Driver

Unloading the Driver

Removing the Driver
 Windows 95/98/ME

Installing the Driver

Configuring the Ports

Updating the Driver

Removing the Driver
 Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)

Installing the Driver

Using Device Manager to Verify Installation

Port Configuration
 Windows XP, 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Installing the Driver

Using Device Manager to Verify Installation

Port Configuration

Using PComm

Using Event Log

Disabling the Module

Uninstalling the Module
 Windows 2000

Installing the Driver

Using Device Manager to Verify Installation

Port Configuration

Using PComm

Using Event Log

Disabling the Module

Uninstalling the Module
 Linux (32-bit and 64-bit)
 Windows CE 5.0

Installing the driver
CB Series PC/104-Plus
Software Installation
Windows NT
Installing the Driver
You will need to plug the board in an available PCI or PCI-X slot first, before installing the driver.
Note that these instructions use the CB-114 as an example. The procedure for installing all models is the same.
1. Log into Windows NT as Administrator.
2. Locate the appropriate folder for your board’s drivers on the Document & Software CD. The NT drivers will
be located under the product folder in the \Software\WinNT directory (e.g., under \CB-114
Series\Software). Copy this folder to the PC’s hard disk and remember its location.
3. In the Control Panel, open Network applet. On the Adapters tab, click Add. When prompted to select a
product, click Have Disk….
You will be prompted to enter the path to the driver. Enter the location of the drivers that you copied from
the Document & Software CD (C:\Windows.nt in this example) and then click OK.
4. When prompted, select your board model (Smartio/Industio Family multiport board in this example)
and click OK.
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5. After the files have been installed, a configuration panel will open. This is where boards are installed,
configured, and removed. If another board has already been installed on the system, it will already be listed.
Windows NT does not automatically detect Moxa UPCI boards, so you will need to click Add for a newly
installed board.
6. Under Board Type, select the UPCI board that is being installed. The window will show the COM settings for
the serial ports on the board. You can modify the COM settings for any port at this time by selecting a port
and clicking Port Setting. If you are satisfied with the COM settings, click OK to return to the configuration
panel.
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7. The board will now appear in the configuration panel (CB-114 Series in this example). Click OK to return
to the Network applet. After that, click OK again to exit the Network applet
8. Restart the PC. After you have logged back into Windows NT, you may check the event log issued by the
Moxa driver to see if the board’s ports have been initialized successfully. In the Administrative group,
open Event Viewer and select Log and System. For each newly installed or configured Moxa UPCI board,
check for a message stating that the board has been enabled (e.g., “MoxaCB-114 board, with first serial
port COM3, has been enabled”).
Configuring the Ports
1. In Windows Control Panel, open the Network applet. In the Adapters tab, UPCI boards will appear as a
type of Moxa adapter (MOXA Smartio/Industio Family Adapter in this example). Select the Moxa
adapter and click Properties….
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2. The configuration panel will open with a list of installed boards. Select your board and click Property. Up
to 4 Moxa UPCI boards can be installed at a time.
3. Select a port to configure and click Port Setting.
Under Port Number, select a COM number to assign to the serial port. Select Auto Enumerating COM
Number to map subsequent ports in numerical order. For example, if COM 3 is assigned to Port 1, then
COM 4 will be automatically assigned to Port 2.
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4. Select an Rx FIFO Trigger and Tx FIFO Size. The default Rx FIFO Trigger is 120 bytes (high level). The
default Tx FIFO Size is 128 bytes (high level). Select Set the change to all ports to use this setting for all
serial ports on the board.
TxFIFO
RxFIFO
High
128
120
Middle
64
60
Low
1
1
5. Click OK to approve the settings for the selected port. Continue in the same way to configure the other ports.
When you have finished setting up the ports, click OK to close the Properties window and apply the new
port settings. Click OK again to exit the Network applet.
Removing the Board
To remove a board, shut of your PC and physically remove the board from the PCI slot. The next time you start
up the PC, Windows NT will automatically remove the configuration. You do not need to go through the
Windows control panel.
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Updating the Driver
1. In Windows Control Panel, open the Network applet. In the Adapters tab, UPCI boards will appear as a
type of Moxa adapter (MOXA Smartio/Industio Family Adapter in this example). Select the Moxa
adapter and click Remove.
2. Restart the system.
3. Go through the process of installing the drivers using the new drivers.
Removing the Driver
1. In Windows Control Panel, open the Network applet. In the Adapters tab, UPCI boards will appear as a
type of Moxa adapter (MOXA Smartio/Industio Family Adapter in this example). Select the Moxa
adapter and click Remove.
2. Click OK to exit the Network applet and restart the system.
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Windows 95/98/ME
Installing the Driver
Windows 95
1. After the board is physically installed and the PC boots up, Windows will automatically detect the new board
and the Found New Hardware Wizard window will open. Click Next to continue.
2. Select Other Locations…
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3. Click Browse and select the appropriate directory on the Document & Software CD for the driver. Drivers
for all operating systems are located under the product folder in the \Software directory. Select the
\Win9x folder and click OK to continue.
4. After Windows finds the drivers, click Finish.
You may begin configuring and using the new COM ports right away without restarting Windows.
Windows 98 and ME
1. After the board is physically installed and the PC boots up, Windows will automatically detect the new board
and the Found New Hardware Wizard window will open. Click Next to continue.
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2. Select Display a list... and click Next.
3. Select Other Devices and click Next.
4. Select Have Disk…
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5. Click Browse and select the appropriate directory on the Document & Software CD for the driver. Drivers
for all operating systems are located under the product folder in the \Software directory. Select the
\Win9x folder and click OK to continue.
6. After Windows installs the drivers, click Finish.
Configuring the Ports
You may configure the COM ports after the board and drivers have been installed.
1. In the Windows Control Panel, open the System applet.
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2. In the Device Manager tab, expand the Moxa Smartio/Industio multiport board category by clicking
the “+” sign next to it. Select the desired board and click Properties.
3. On the Ports Configuration tab, select a port to configure and click Port Setting.
Under Port Number, select a COM number to assign to the serial port. Select Auto Enumerating COM
Number to map subsequent ports in numerical order. For example, if COM 3 is assigned to Port 1, then
COM 4 will be automatically assigned to Port 2.
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4. Select an Rx FIFO Trigger and Tx FIFO Size. The default Rx FIFO Trigger is 120 bytes (high level). The
default Tx FIFO Size is 128 bytes (high level). Select Set the change to all ports to use this setting for all
serial ports on the board.
TxFIFO
RxFIFO
High
128
120
Middle
64
60
Low
1
1
5. Click OK to approve the settings for the selected port. Continue in the same way to configure the other ports.
When you have finished setting up the ports, click OK to close the Properties window and apply the new
port settings. Click OK again to close the Device Manager and restart the system.
Updating the Driver
You may configure the COM ports after the board and drivers have been installed.
1. In the Windows Control Panel, open the System applet.
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2. In the Device Manager tab, expand the Moxa Smartio/Industio multiport board category by clicking
the “+” sign next to it. Select the desired board and click Properties.
3. In the Driver tab, click Update Driver....
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4. Select the appropriate model (CP-168U in this example) and click Have Disk...
5. When prompted, select the appropriate directory on the Document & Software CD for the driver. Drivers for
all operating systems are located under the product folder in the \Software directory. Select the \Win9x
folder and click OK to continue.
6. You will be prompted to restart the system. The new drivers will be in effect the next time you restart.
Removing the Driver
1. In the Windows Control Panel, open the Add/Remove Programs applet. On the Install/Uninstall tab,
select MOXA Smartio/Industio Driver and click Add/Remove.
2. When prompted, click Yes to confirm that you want to remove the driver.
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3. After the driver has been removed, click OK to return to the Add/Remove Programs applet.
Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
The Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit) drivers conform to the Win32 COMM API standard and support all models in
the CB Series. In the following instructions, the CB-114 is used as an example.
Installing the Driver
1. After the module has been plugged into a PC/104-Plus slot, turn the embedded computer on.
2. Windows will automatically detect the new module and the Found New Hardware Wizard will open
automatically. Select Locate and install driver software (recommended).
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3. When prompted to insert the disc, select I don’t have the disc. Show me other options.
4. Select Browse my computer for drier software (advanced).
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5. Click Browse to manually specify the folder in which to find the driver. For 32-bit (x86) platforms, select
the \CB Series\Software\Windows Vista\x86 folder on the CD. For 64-bit (x64) platforms, select the
\CB Series\Software\Windows Vista\x64 folder on the CD. Click Next to continue.
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6. If you see a warning that the software has not passed Windows Logo testing, click Install this driver
software anyway.
7. After the files have been installed, click Close.
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8. After the module is installed, you will be prompted to install the new serial ports. A Found New Hardware
Wizard window will open for the first serial port, port 0. Select Locate and install driver software
(recommended) to continue.
9. Select I don’t have the disc. Show me other options.
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10. Select Browse my computer for driver software (advanced).
11. Click Browse to manually specify the folder in which to find the driver. For 32-bit (x86) platforms, select
the \CB Series\Software\Windows Vista\x86 folder on the CD. For 64-bit (x64) platforms, select the
\CB Series\Software\Windows Vista\x64 folder on the CD. Click Next to continue.
12. Windows will install the driver software.
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13. If you see a warning that the software has not passed Windows Logo testing, click Install this driver
software anyway.
14. After the files have been installed, click Close. The remaining serial ports will automatically install in the
background.
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Using Device Manager to Verify Installation
You can use Windows Device Manager to verify proper installation of the CB Series module. In the following
instructions, the CB-114 is used as an example.
1. Under My Computer, click System Properties.
2. In the System window, click Device Manager.
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3. In the Device Manager window, you should see your CB Series module under Multi-port serial adapters.
You should also see Moxa communication ports under Ports (COM & LPT).
4. If you see any special marks, such as a question mark or an exclamation mark, next to the Moxa items, the
installation of your module or serial ports was not successful. Examine the Windows event log for details.
Port Configuration
After the driver is installed, a CB Series Properties window will appear. The system will map the serial ports
automatically. It will prompt you to take care of port configuration if another CB Series module has been
installed on the PC.
1. Select a specific port under the Port Configuration tab and click Port Setting.
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2. Under Port Number, select a COM number to assign to the serial port.
Select Auto Enumerating COM Number to map subsequent ports in numerical order. For example, if
COM 3 is assigned to Port 1, then COM 4 will be automatically assigned to Port 2.
Tx FIFO
Rx FIFO
High
128 bytes
120 bytes
Middle
64 bytes
60 bytes
Low
1 byte
1 byte
Select an Rx FIFO Trigger. The default value is 120 bytes (high level). Select Set the change to all ports
to use this setting for all serial ports on the module.
Select a Tx FIFO Size. The default value is 128 bytes (high level). Select Set the change to all ports to
use this setting for all serial ports on the module.
3. Click OK to approve the port settings. Click OK again to close the CB Series Properties window and apply
the new port settings.
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Windows XP, 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)
The Windows XP and 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit) drivers conform to the Win32 COMM API standard and support
all models in the CB Series. In the following instructions, the CB-114 is used as an example.
Installing the Driver
1. After the module has been plugged into a PC/104-Plus slot, turn the embedded computer on.
2. Windows will automatically detect the new module and the Found New Hardware Wizard will open
automatically. Select No, not this time and click Next.
3. Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) and click Next to continue.
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4. Click Browse to manually specify the folder in which to find the driver. For 32-bit (x86) platforms, select
the \CB Series\Software\Windows XP_2003\x86 folder on the CD. For 64-bit (x64) platforms, select
the \CB Series\Software\Windows XP_2003\x64 folder on the CD. Click Next to continue.
5. If you see a warning that the software has not passed Windows Logo testing, click Continue Anyway.
6. Windows will install the drivers. When the installation is complete, click Finish.
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7. After the module is installed, you will be prompted to install the new serial ports. A Found New Hardware
Wizard window will open for the first serial port, port 0. Select No, not this time and click Next.
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8. Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) and click Next.
9. Select Search for the best driver in these locations and Include this location in the search. For
32-bit (x86) platforms, select the \CB Series\Software\Windows XP_2003\x86 folder on the CD. For
64-bit (x64) platforms, select the \CB Series\Software\Windows XP_2003\x64 folder on the CD.
Click Next to continue.
10. If you see a warning that the software has not passed Windows Logo testing, click Continue Anyway.
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11. Windows will install the necessary drivers.
12. After the installation is complete, click Finish.
13. Repeat the installation process for the remaining serial ports.
Using Device Manager to Verify Installation
You can use Windows Device Manager to verify proper installation of the CB Series module. In the following
instructions, the CB-114 is used as an example.
1. Right-click My Computer and select Properties in the context menu.
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2. In the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.
3. In the Device Manager window, you should see your CB Series module under Multi-port serial adapters.
You should also see Moxa communication ports under Ports (COM & LPT).
4. If you see any special marks, such as a question mark or an exclamation mark, next to the Moxa items, the
installation of your module or serial ports was not successful. Examine the Windows event log for details.
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Port Configuration
After the driver is installed, a CB Series Properties window will appear. The system will map the serial ports
automatically. It will prompt you to take care of port configuration if another CB Series module has been
installed on the PC.
1. Select a specific port under the Port Configuration tab and click Port Setting.
2. Under Port Number, select a COM number to assign to the serial port.
Select Auto Enumerating COM Number to map subsequent ports in numerical order. For example, if
COM 3 is assigned to Port 1, then COM 4 will be automatically assigned to Port 2.
Tx FIFO
Rx FIFO
High
128 bytes
120 bytes
Middle
64 bytes
60 bytes
Low
1 byte
1 byte
Select an Rx FIFO Trigger. The default value is 120 bytes (high level). Select Set the change to all ports
to use this setting for all serial ports on the module.
Select a Tx FIFO Size. The default value is 128 bytes (high level). Select Set the change to all ports to
use this setting for all serial ports on the module.
3. Click OK to approve the port settings. Click OK again to close the CB Series Properties window and apply
the new port settings.
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Using PComm
PComm Diagnostic is a useful program for checking the module’s status. It provides internal and external
testing of IRQ, TxD/RxD, UART, CTS/RTS, DTR/DSR, and other items. You can use PComm Diagnostic to verify
that the module and serial ports are working properly.
You can download the free version of PComm at Moxa’s website (www.moxa.com).
Using Event Log
You may refer to the Windows event log to verify operation of the module. To view the event log, open Event
Viewer, which is located under Administrative Tools in the Control Panel. Information about the module will be
located under the System category.
Disabling the Module
1. Right-click My Computer and select Properties in the context menu.
2. In the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.
3. In Device Manager, right-click your module under Multi-port serial adapters and select Disable in the
context menu. This will disable the module.
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Uninstalling the Module
1. Right-click My Computer and select Properties in the context menu.
2. In the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.
3. Right-click your module under Multi-port serial adapters and select Uninstall in the context menu.
4. A confirmation dialog will appear. Click OK to uninstall the device.
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Windows 2000
The Windows 2000 drivers conform to the Win32 COMM API standard and support all models in the CB Series.
In the following instructions, the CB-114 is used as an example.
Installing the Driver
1. After the module has been plugged into a PC/104-Plus slot, turn the embedded computer on.
2. Windows will automatically detect the new module and the Found New Hardware Wizard will open
automatically. Click Next to continue.
3. Select Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended) and click Next to continue.
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4. Select Specify a location and click Next to continue.
5. Click Browse to manually specify the folder in which to find the driver. Select the \CB
Series\Software\Windows 2K folder on the CD and click Next to continue.
6. To begin installing the module, click Next.
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7. If you see a warning that the Microsoft digital signature was not found, click Yes to proceed with the
installation.
8. Windows will install the drivers. When the installation is complete, click Finish.
9. After the module is installed, you will be prompted to install the new serial ports. A Found New Hardware
Wizard window will open for the first serial port, port 0. Click Next to proceed.
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10. Select Search for a suitable driver for my device [recommended] and click Next.
11. Select Specify a location and click Next.
12. Select the \CB Series\Software\Windows 2K folder on the CD and click Next.
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13. When the driver has been found, click Next to proceed.
14. Windows will install the necessary drivers. After the installation is complete, click Finish.
The remaining serial ports will be installed automatically in the background.
Using Device Manager to Verify Installation
You can use Windows Device Manager to verify proper installation of the CB Series module. In the following
instructions, the CB-114 is used as an example.
1. Right-click My Computer and select Properties in the context menu.
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2. In the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.
3. In the Device Manager window, you should see your CB Series module under Multi-port serial adapters.
You should also see Moxa communication ports under Ports (COM & LPT).
4. If you see any special marks, such as a question mark or an exclamation mark, next to the Moxa items, the
installation of your module or serial ports was not successful. You can check the Windows event log for
details.
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Port Configuration
After the driver is installed, a CB Series Properties window will appear. The system will map the serial ports
automatically. It will prompt you to take care of port configuration if another CB Series module has been
installed on the PC.
1. Select a specific port under the Port Configuration tab and click Port Setting.
2. Under Port Number, select a COM number to assign to the serial port.
Select Auto Enumerating COM Number to map subsequent ports in numerical order. For example, if
COM 3 is assigned to Port 1, then COM 4 will be automatically assigned to Port 2.
Tx FIFO
Rx FIFO
High
128 bytes
120 bytes
Middle
64 bytes
60 bytes
Low
1 byte
1 byte
Select an Rx FIFO Trigger. The default value is 120 bytes (high level). Select Set the change to all ports
to use this setting for all serial ports on the module.
Select a Tx FIFO Size. The default value is 128 bytes (high level). Select Set the change to all ports to
use this setting for all serial ports on the module.
3. Click OK to approve the port settings. Click OK again to close the CB Series Properties window and apply
the new port settings.
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Using PComm
PComm Diagnostic is a useful program for checking the module’s status. It provides internal and external
testing of IRQ, TxD/RxD, UART, CTS/RTS, DTR/DSR, and other items. You can use PComm Diagnostic to verify
that the module and serial ports are working properly.
The free version of PComm is available at Moxa’s website (www.moxa.com).
Using Event Log
You may refer to the Windows event log to verify operation of the module. To view the event log, open Event
Viewer, which is located under Administrative Tools in the Control Panel. Information about the module will be
located under the System category.
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Disabling the Module
1. Right-click My Computer and select Properties in the context menu.
2. In the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.
3. In Device Manager, right-click your module under Multi-port serial adapters and select Disable in the
context menu. This will disable the module.
Uninstalling the Module
1. Right-click My Computer and select Properties in the context menu.
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2. In the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.
3. Right-click your module under Multi-port serial adapters and select Uninstall in the context menu.
4. A confirmation dialog will appear. Click OK to uninstall the device.
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Linux (32-bit and 64-bit)
Execute the following commands from the Linux prompt:
#mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
#cd /
#mkdir moxa
#cd moxa
#cp /mnt/cdrom/<driver directory>/mxser.tgz .
#tar xvfz mxser.tgz
#cd mxser
# make clean; make install
#cd /moxa/mxser/driver
#./msmknod
#modprobe mxser
You can use the Moxa diagnostic utility to verify the driver status:
#cd /moxa/mxser/utility/diag
#./msdiag
You can use the Moxa terminal utility to test the tty ports:
#cd /moxa/mxser/utility/term
#./msterm
DOS
Moxa DOS API-232 is a software package that can help you develop or debug serial communications programs.
This section will explain how to install the package, set up the driver, and load or unload the driver. For
additional information about the API-232 library and utilities, please refer to Chapter 4.
The DOS drivers support all models in the CB Series.
In the following instructions, the CB-104 is used as an example.
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Installing the Driver
Run the installation program, DOSINST.EXE, in the DOS folder. Specify the target directory for the API-232
files (e.g., C:\MOXA). Press F2 to start the installation.
After installation is complete, you will be prompted to set up the board and driver initial values. We strongly
recommended that you do so.
Driver Setup
The following instructions are not intended to illustrate every function of the setup program. For more detailed
information, please refer to the help files by pressing F1 in the setup program.
1. Run the setup program, BIN\SETUP.EXE.
2. Select your CB Series model and press Enter.
3. A window will open displaying all configuration information for all installed modules. Press PgDn to view
advanced port setup options and to make configuration changes. Your module’s configuration will be
displayed along with other settings such as port number, buffer size, etc.
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4. Verify the settings and make any necessary changes.
Port number:
This is the port ID of each port. Application software will refer to a port by its port
number (ID). Port numbers must be unique; duplicate port numbers are not
allowed. The port ID can range from 0 to 127 as long as it does not overlap with
another port. Generally, you should consider the convenience of programming
when specifying the port number.
TxD buffer size:
This is the transmission (output) buffer allocated in the system for each port.
RxD buffer size:
This is the receiving (input) buffer allocated in the system for each port.
F5: Group Edit:
This allows you to configure several ports simultaneously as a group.
5. Press F10 to save the latest configuration and exit the setup program.
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Loading the Driver
After setting up the driver, you must load the driver in order to gain access to the serial ports on the module.
Run BIN\DPC-DRV.EXE at the DOS prompt. The driver will detect your CB Series module automatically. You
should see messages indicating successful detection of your module, such as the following:
Smartio/Industio Family DOS driver Version 1.8
Setup driver …
CB-114 series (Bus=x, Dev=y) : OK!
Device driver setup O.K.
At this point, you can execute applications that support API-232 functions, or start developing applications
using the API-232 library.
Unloading the Driver
To unload or release the CB Series driver from memory, enter DPC-DRV/Q at the DOS prompt.
Windows CE 5.0
In this section, we explain how to install Moxa CB series boards under WinCE 5.0. These instructions are
intended for users who are familiar with the Windows CE Platform Builder 5.0 Toolkit, and would like to install
one or more Moxa Tech products. Here, we only give the step-by-step installation instructions for the
development environment. You will need to download the image file to the target host yourself.
The WinCE 5.0 driver for the Moxa CB Series PC/104-Plus Multiport Serial Module supports the following
products:
•
CB Series: CB-108, CB-114, CB-134I
The CB-114 board is used to illustrate the installation procedure.
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Installing the driver
The following procedure explains how to install the CB-114 multiport serial module driver under WinCE.
1. Obtain a copy of Moxa Tech WinCE 5.0 driver package and extract it to your computer. Double click the
Install package to copy the Mxser folder to %WINCEROOT%\PLATFORM\ automatically, and import the
supported MOXA Tech products into the Folder.
2. Start WinCE Platform Builder, select File, and open New Platform.
3. Enter a Name for Workspace and press Next.
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4. When you see Board Support Packages, Design Template, Applications & Media, Networking &
Communications, OBEX Server, select what you need to build your own environment. The Completing
the New Platform Wizard window will open to indicate that it has finished creating a new platform. Click
Finish to complete the setup.
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5. Open Manage Catalog Items (File  Manage Catalog Items). In the Catalog (View  Catalog), browse
to \Third Party\Device Drivers\ MOXA Smartio/Industio-PCI, PC/104-Plus. Right-click on the
driver Prefix COM or Prefix MXU you would like to include and choose Add to OS Design.
NOTE
You can only select either Prefix COM or Prefix MXU, but not both.
Prefix COM supports up to 10 ports, from COM0 to COM9. Prefix MXU supports more than 10 ports, so it is
better for you to select Prefix MXU if you are not sure how many ports the device has. Otherwise, you will
only be allowed to use one multiport serial board on the target host.
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6. After adding Moxa Tech drivers into your OS Design, a new project is automatically added to your
workspace. The project name is mxserce5. The project can be accessed from File View (View  File
View). The mxserce5 project contains a number of files used to configure the drivers included in your OS
Design.
NOTE
If you would like to use “Terminal Emulator” tool, please modify mxserce5.reg and keyboard like below (This
is only just for “one” “COM” port). You have to notice number of ports, COM, MXU and enter the correct
information.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ExtModems\HayesCompat1]
“Port”=”COM2:”
“DeviceType”=dword:1
“FriendlyName”=”Hayes Compatible on COM2:”
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7. Finally, open Build OS, select Build and Sysgen, and be sure to click Copy Files to Release Directory
After Build and Make Run-Time Image After Build.
8. Finally, copy your image file to the target Host.
NOTE
If you have created a Windows CE Platform Builder in the development environment, you can skip steps 2, 3,
and 4.
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Serial Programming Tools
Type page 1 content here.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
 Serial Programming Library
 PComm Utilities
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Installation
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PComm Diagnostic

PComm Monitor

PComm Terminal Emulator
CB Series PC/104-Plus
Serial Programming Tools
Serial Programming Library
The serial programming library assists you in developing serial communications programs for any COM port
that complies with the Microsoft Win32 API. It facilitates the implementation of multi-process and multi-thread
serial communication programs and can remarkably reduce development time.
The library provides a complete set of functions as well as various sample programs for Visual C++, Visual
Basic, and Delphi. To view detailed descriptions of the available functions and sample programs, go to Start 
Program  PComm Lite and select PComm Lib Help, PComm Porting Notes, or PComm Programming
Guide. You may also refer to the sample programs in the PComm directory.
PComm Utilities
This section provides brief descriptions of the PComm utilities. For more information about these utilities,
please refer to the help files or to the API-232.txt file for DOS.
Installation
To install PComm, run Setup.exe from the installation diskette. Please note that the PComm diagnostic and
monitor utilities are for Moxa boards only. These two utilities will not work with other serial boards.
PComm Diagnostic
PComm Diagnostic is designed for Moxa boards only. It provides internal and external testing of IRQ, TxD/RxD,
UART, CTS/RTS, DTR/DSR, DTR/DCD, and other items. You can use PComm Diagnostic to check the operation
of both software and hardware.
To run the Diagnostic program, go to Start  Program  PComm Lite  Diagnostic.
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PComm Monitor
PComm Monitor is designed for Moxa board in Windows NT only. It allows you to monitor data transmission of
selected MOXA COM ports. It monitors data transmission, throughput, and line status at regular intervals. Click
on a specific port to view that port’s communication parameters and status.
To run PComm Monitor, go to Start  Program  PComm Lite  Monitor.
PComm Terminal Emulator
PComm Terminal Emulator can be used to connect to a serial port to verify that data transmission is functioning
correctly. It supports multiple windows and both VT100 and ANSI terminal types. You can interactively transfer
data, periodically send patterns, and transfer files using ASCII, XMODEM, YMODEM, ZMODEM, and KERMIT
protocols.
To run PComm Terminal Emulator, go to Start  Program  PComm Lite  Terminal Emulator.
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Pin Assignments
The box header connector(s) on the module is used to connect to serial devices. Optional cables are available
that provide DB9 or DB25 connectors. The pin assignments of the box header connectors and available cables
are provided below.
Box Header Pin Assignments
RS-232
These pin assignments apply to the CB-108 and CB-114. Note that there are two 40-pin box header connectors
on the CB-108, each of which connects to 4 serial ports.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
DCD0
11
DCD1
21
DCD2
31
DCD3
2
DSR0
12
DSR1
22
DSR2
32
DSR3
3
RxD0
13
RxD1
23
RxD2
33
RxD3
4
RTS0
14
RTS1
24
RTS2
34
RTS3
5
TxD0
15
TxD1
25
TxD2
35
TxD3
6
CTS0
16
CTS1
26
CTS2
36
CTS3
7
DTR0
17
DTR1
27
DTR2
37
DTR3
8
---
18
---
28
---
38
---
9
GND0
19
GND1
29
GND2
39
GND3
10
---
20
---
30
---
40
---
RS-422, 4-wire RS-485
These pin assignments apply to the CB-114 and CB134I.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
1
TxD0-(A)
3
TxD0+(B)
5
7
9
Signal
Pin
11
TxD1-(A)
13
TxD1+(B)
RxD0+(B)
15
RxD0-(A)
17
GND0
19
Signal
21
TxD2-(A)
31
TxD3-(A)
23
TxD2+(B)
33
TxD3+(B)
RxD1+(B)
25
RxD2+(B)
35
RxD3+(B)
RxD1-(A)
27
RxD2-(A)
37
RxD3-(A)
GND1
29
GND2
39
GND3
2-wire RS-485
These pin assignments apply to the CB-114 and CB134I.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
5
Data0+(B)
15
Data1+(B)
25
Data2+(B)
35
Data3+(B)
7
Data0-(A)
17
Data1-(A)
27
Data2-(A)
37
Data3-(A)
9
GND0
19
GND1
29
GND2
39
GND3
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Serial Cable Pin Assignments
DB9(M) Connectors
The CBL-F40M9x4-50 and CBL-F20M9x4-50 cables provide DB9 (M) connectors for each serial port, with pin
assignments as follows:
RS-422
Pin
RS-232
1
DCD
TxD-(A)
---
2
RxD
TxD+(B)
---
3
TxD
RxD+(B)
Data+(B)
4
DTR
RxD-(A)
Data-(A)
5
GND
GND
GND
6
DSR
7
RTS
8
CTS
4-wire RS-485
2-wire RS-485
DB25(M) Connectors
The CBL-F40M25x4-50 and CBL-F20M25x4-50 cables provide DB25 (M) connectors for each serial port, with
pin assignments as follows:
RS-422
Pin
RS-232
2
TxD
RxD+(B)
3
RxD
TxD+(B)
---
4
RTS
---
---
5
CTS
---
---
4-wire RS-485
2-wire RS-485
Data+(B)
6
DSR
---
---
7
GND
GND
GND
8
DCD
TxD-(A)
---
20
DTR
RxD-(A)
Data-(A)
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