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8-port RS-232 PCI Comm Card
List of features
PCI bus specification 2.1 compliant
Speeds up to 921.6 Kbps 16PCI954
UARTs with 128-byte standard
I/O address automatically assigned by PCI plug-and-play
OS supported: Windows NT, Windows 95/98
Interrupt status register for increased performance
Space reserved for termination resistors
Automatic RS-485 data flow control
Advantech serial communication cards leverages the “ Plug and Play “ capability defined in the PCI 2.1 bus specification, and are available with up to 8 ports depending upon user's application.The board requires only one PCI slot within the personal computer and provides independent serial channels. All channels are addressed in a continuous 32 byte I/O block for simplified software access. And, All channels may also share one PCI interrupt. An interrupt status register is available for determining the interrupt source. The Advantech PCI communication card comes with standard 16PCI954 UARTs containing 128 byte FIFOs which are available as an option. These upgraded FIFOs greatly reduce CPU overhead and are an ideal choice for heavy multi-tasking environments.