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2 Port Native PCI Express RS232 Serial Adapter Card with 16550 UART

Add 2 RS-232 serial ports to your standard or small form factor computer through a PCI Express expansion slot

Product ID: PEX2S553

  • Two high speed RS232 serial ports with support for data transfer rates up to 460.8 Kbps
  • Compliant with PCI Express base specifications revision 1.0a
  • Includes half-height/low profile mounting bracket
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  • Selectable power output on pin 9 for the serial port
  • 128-byte deep FIFO per transmitter and receiver
  • Native single-Chip, single lane PCI Express
  • Automated out-of-band flow control using CTS/RTS and DSR/DTR
  • Automated in-band software flow control using programmable Xon/Xoff in both directions
$68.99 AUD exc GST
$75.89 AUD inc GST

Overview

The PEX2S553 PCI Express serial card lets you turn a PCI Express slot into 2 RS232 (DB9) serial ports. Based on a native single chip design (no bridge chip), this 2-port serial adapter card allows you to harness the full capability offered by PCI Express (PCIe), and reducing the load applied to the CPU by as much as 48% over conventional serial cards.

The RS232 Serial Adapter Card (PEX2S553) is compatible with a broad range of operating systems including Windows® 2000/XP/2003/Vista™/Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 (32 and 64 bit), Linux Kernel 2.6.11 to 4.11.x, and MAC OS 10.4 and above.

Plus, the serial card includes an optional half-height/low profile bracket that allows the card to be installed in any PCI Express slot, regardless of the size of the computer case.

This product is a replacement for our PEX2S552 card.

Backed by a StarTech.com Lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Native single-chip, single lane PCI Express chipset delivers true PCIe performance
  • Standard and low profile/half-height bracket included to ensure fitment in any system
  • Easy to install and use with full step-by-step instructions saving time and hassle

Applications

Self-service automated machines and kiosks to control serial devices such as scales, touchscreens, magnetic card readers, bar code scanners, receipt printers, 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 their serial devices such as cash drawers, card readers / card swipes, printers, keypads / pinpads, pen pads

Standard ATM automated teller machines to control keypads, receipt printer, card readers / card swipes, touchscreen LCD's, camera control, etc.

Used to control multiple surveillance / security cameras in a parking structure, office building, etc.

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID ASIX - MCS9922CV-AA
Interface Serial
Port Style Integrated on Card
Ports 2
Performance
FIFO 128 Bytes
Max Baud Rate 460.8 Kbps
Serial Protocol RS-232
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x1 Male
External Ports 2 - DB-9 (9 pin, D-Sub) Male
Internal Ports 1 - LP4 (4 pin, Molex Large Drive Power) Male
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® DOS, 95, 98SE, 2000, CE 5.0/6.0, Embedded System 2009, POS Ready 2009, XP Embedded, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.4 to 10.10
Linux kernel 2.6.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
Special Notes / Requirements
Note Selectable power output on pin 9 of the serial port
Environmental
Humidity 5~85% RH
Operating Temperature -10°C to 80°C (14°F to 176°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 100°C (-4°F to 212°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Green
Product Height 0.8 in [20 mm]
Product Length 4.1 in [105 mm]
Product Weight 2.2 oz [61 g]
Product Width 4.7 in [120 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.4 lb [0.2 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 2 Port PCI-Express Serial Card
2 - Low Profile Brackets
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® DOS, 95, 98SE, 2000, CE 5.0/6.0, Embedded System 2009, POS Ready 2009, XP Embedded, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.4 to 10.10
Linux kernel 2.6.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only

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