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8 Port Native PCI Express RS232 Serial Adapter Card with 16950 UART

Add 8 RS232 serial ports to your computer via a single PCI Express slot

Product ID: PEX8S952

  • 8 high speed RS-232 serial ports with data transfer rate up to 460.8 Kbps
  • Breakout dongle cable included
  • 128-byte deep FIFO per transmitter and receiver
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  • 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 PCI Express base specifications revision 1.0a
  • High Performance Dual Channel Oxford 950 UART
  • Native single-Chip, single lane PCI Express
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Overview

The PEX8S952 8 Port Native PCI Express RS232 Serial Adapter Card with 16950 UART allows you to turn a PCI Express slot into eight RS232 (DB9) serial connections using the included breakout cable.

The serial card is based on a native chip design, that allows you to harness the full capability of PCI Express (PCIe) - providing optimum reliability and speed, and reducing the load applied to the CPU by as much as 48% over conventional serial cards that use a PCI to PCIe bridge.

The RS232 Serial Adapter Card is compatible with a broad range of operating systems, including Windows®, Linux, and MAC OS for easy integration into mixed environments.

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

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • High Performance Dual Channel Oxford 950 UART provides reliability, speed and broad OS compatibility
  • Native single-Chip, single lane PCI Express design reduces overall load on the CPU
  • The included breakout cable helps to reduce cluttered connections

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 Lifetime
Hardware
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile
Chipset ID PLX/Oxford - OXPCIe958
PLX/Oxford - OXPCIe954
Interface Serial
Port Style Dongle (Included)
Ports 8
Performance
FIFO 128 Bytes
Max Baud Rate 460.8 Kbps
MTBF 87,600 Hours
Serial Protocol RS-232
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x1 Male
External Ports 8 - DB-9 (9 pin, D-Sub) Male
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 98SE, ME, 2000, CE 4.2/5.0/6.0, 2000, XP Embedded, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
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
Product Height 0.8 in [20 mm]
Product Length 3.5 in [90 mm]
Product Weight 16.7 oz [472 g]
Product Width 2.6 in [65 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 1.4 lb [0.7 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - 8 Port Serial Card
1 - 8 Port DB9 Break-out cable
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 98SE, ME, 2000, CE 4.2/5.0/6.0, 2000, XP Embedded, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only

Certifications

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(1 star) Didn't work consistently

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Bought this instead of an industrial brand from National Instruments, thought I could save a lot of money. Only one of three devices I tried to connect communicated properly. All 3 communicated fine on the native RS232 port and all 3 communicated fine using the National Instruments version of this style product. A shame, was hoping for better results.
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Response from StarTech.com:
Customer Support, Customer Support
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on our 8 port Serial card. We apologize for the issue you experienced, and we would like to help resolve it. This card really should work fine with any serial device on all 8 ports. We recommend making sure that all ports show up as installed in Device Manager, and if they do, performing a serial loopback test on all ports to ensure they are functioning correctly. Instructions for this can be found in our online FAQ, here: http://www.startech.com/faq/serial_loopback_test_rs232_windows#PEX8S952. Some serial devices do require specific chipsets to function correctly. If any of the devices you have tried require the chipset that was used in the National Instruments brand of card, this may be the reason why they do not work with our card, which uses a PLX/Oxford chip. That being said, if a serial loopback fails on any of the ports, the card may be faulty and we would be happy to replace it if necessary. We are always here to help with our lifetime technical support. If you require further assistance, please feel free to contact us any time and be sure to reference case number 303-236829. Thank You, Customer Support StarTech.com http://www.startech.com/techsupport