StarTech 8-Port RS-232 Serial PCIe Native Adapter Card with 16950 UART

StarTech 8-Port RS-232 Serial PCIe Native Adapter Card with 16950 UART

StarTech 8-Port RS-232 Serial PCIe Native Adapter Card with 16950 UART

B&H # STPEX8S952 MFR # PEX8S952
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Product Highlights

  • Adds 8 RS-232 Serial Ports
  • Up to 460 kb/s Data Transfer Rate
  • High-Performance Oxford 950 UART
  • Included 8-Port DB9 Break-out Cable
  • Automated Software/Hardware Flow Control
  • 128 Bytes FIFO Buffer
  • CE, FCC, and RoHS Compliant
  • Windows, Linux, & Mac OS Compatible
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StarTech PEX8S952 overview

  • 1Description

The 8-Port RS-232 Serial PCIe Native Adapter Card with 16950 UART from StarTech allows you to turn a PCIe slot into eight RS-232 (DB9) serial connections using the included breakout cable. The serial card is based on a native single-chip design that harnesses the full capability of PCIe to provide optimum reliability and speed, while reducing the load applied to the CPU by as much as 48% over conventional serial cards. The RS-232 card is compatible with a broad range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS for easy integration into mixed environments.

8 high-speed RS-232 serial ports with data transfer rate up to 460.8 kb/s
128 bytes deep FIFO per transmitter and receiver
Automated in-band software flow control using programmable Xon/Xoff in both directions
Automated out-of-band hardware flow control using Tx/Rx/RTS/CTS/DSR/DTR/DCD/RI/GND
Compliant with PCIe base specification revision 1.0a
High-performance dual-channel Oxford 950 UART provides reliability, speed, and broad OS compatibility
Native single-chip, single-lane PCIe design reduces overall load on the CPU
The included breakout dongle cable helps to reduce connection clutter


Self service automated machines and kiosks to control serial devices such as scales, touchscreens, magnetic card readers, bar code scanners, receipt printers, and label printers
POS retail applications in grocery stores and any other retail store to control keyboards, cash drawers, receipt printers, card readers / card swipes, scales, and elevated displays on poles
Bank teller workstations in either full profile or low-profile versions to control serial devices such as cash drawers, card readers / card swipes, printers, keypads / pinpads, and pen pads
Standard ATM automated teller machines to control keypads, receipt printer, card readers / card swipes, touchscreen LCD's, camera control, and more
Used to control multiple surveillance / security cameras in a parking structure, an office building, and more
UPC: 065030834438
In the Box
StarTech 8-Port RS-232 Serial PCIe Native Adapter Card with 16950 UART
  • 8-Port DB9 Breakout Cable
  • Driver CD
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    StarTech PEX8S952 specs

    Interface Serial
    Ports 8
    Bus Type PCIe
    Card Type Standard profile
    Port Style Dongle (included)
    Chipset ID PLX/Oxford - OXPCIe958
    Connector Type 1 x PCIe x1 male
    External Ports 8 x DB-9 (9-pin; D-Sub) male
    Max Baud Rate 460.8 Kb/s
    Serial Protocol RS-232
    FIFO 128 bytes
    OS Compatibility Windows 8 (32/64-bit), 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), XP (32/64-bit), XP Embedded, CE 4.2/5.0/6.0, 2000, ME, 98SE
    Windows Server 2008 R2, 2003 (32/64-bit)
    Humidity 5~85% RH
    Operating Temperature 14 to 176°F (-10 to 80°C)
    Storage Temperature -4 to 212°F (-20 to 100°C)
    Certifications CE, FCC, and RoHS compliant
    Physical Specifications
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 3.5 x 2.6 x 0.8" (88.9 x 66.0 x 20.3 mm)
    Weight 2.0 oz (56.6 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.425 x 5.984 x 2.126"

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