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The 4-Port RS-232 PCIe Serial Card with Breakout Cable from StarTech lets you add 4 RS-232 serial ports using a single PCIe , low profile expansion slot, with an included 1-to-4 cable. The serial card features a native single-chip design that provides optimum reliability and speed, reducing the CPU load by up to 48% over conventional bridge-chip serial cards. This card is a cost-effective solution for connecting legacy serial devices to PCIe-enabled computers.
The 4-port serial adapter includes both full-profile and low-profile/half-height brackets for compatibility with standard and small form factor computers. It is compatible with a broad range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.
Native single-chip, single lane PCIe design ensures optimal system performance (up to 48% less CPU load)
Includes both standard and low-profile/half-height brackets, which makes this card suitable for any application, including small form factor embedded applications
Breakout cable design; only one expansion slot is needed to add 4 additional serial ports to any system
On-chip 256-byte depth FIFO in transmit/receive path of each port
Single-lane (x1) PCIe with throughput up to 2.5 Gb/s
Supports hardware and software flow control
Supports re-map function for legacy ports
Supports only Windows, Linux, & Mac OS.
Supports data transfer rates up to 250 Kb/s on each port
Compliant with PCIe base specification revision 1.0a
Automated out-of-band flow control using CTS/RTS and DSR/DTR
Point-of-Sale (POS credit/debit card readers, receipt printers, bar code scanners, cash registers, scales)
Manufacturing (CNC machinery, process control equipment, bar code scanners, serial printers)
Connect specialized parallel and serial devices like printers, scanners, ISDN terminal adapters, CD-R/RWs, Zip drives, and memory card readers
Environmental Control (lighting, temperature, clocks)
Entertainment (video lottery terminals, slot machines, gaming systems)
Windows 8 (32/64-bit), 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), XP (32/64-bit), XP Embedded, POS Ready 2009, Embedded System 2009, CE 5.0/6.0, 2000, 98SE, 95, DOS Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2, 2003 (32/64-bit) Mac OS 10.4 and up (Tested up to 10.9) Linux