2 Port PCI RS422/485 Serial Adapter Card with 161050 UART

Add two RS422/485 serial ports through a standard or low profile PCI expansion slot

Product ID: PCI2S4851050

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  • Supports maximum data transmission rate of 128Kbps
  • 16C1050 UART with 256-byte Deep FIFO
  • Supports 2-wire and 4-wire RS485 modes
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€123.99 EUR excl. VAT
€148.79 EUR incl. VAT

The PCI2S4851050 2-Port PCI Serial Adapter Card (RS422/RS485) with 161050 UART adds two DB9 RS422/RS485 serial ports, using a single PCI expansion slot.

The PCI serial card offers a high performance 16C1050 UART and supports both 2-wire and 4-wire RS485 modes. The card delivers an efficient single-chip design and a large 256-byte transit/receive FIFO buffer that work together to provide high-speed serial communication while reducing the overall load on the system CPU.

With the included standard and low profile/half-height brackets, this PCI serial expansion card suits a broad range of system form factors, and is a perfect addition for connecting RS422/485 serial devices to a host computer. For added versatility, the RS422/RS485 adapter is able to accommodate 3.3 or 5V PCI/PCI-X slots.

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

Applications

  • Add RS422 and RS485 (2 or 4-wire) support to a Desktop, Server or Embedded system
  • For use in industrial environments with serial networking devices, high speed modems, monitoring equipment, long distance communication devices and printers
  • Ideal for commercial and industrial applications such as POS networks, ATMs, bank teller stations, and CNC based production lines
  • Works for industrial process control and factory automation applications

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Much larger FIFO buffer than standard serial cards (256 byte vs. 32 or 64 byte) minimizes data loss and optimizes host efficiency
  • A simple jumper change allows you to select either RS422 or RS485 serial interface formats specific to your application
  • Standard and low profile/half-height bracket included, ensuring easy installation into almost any system

Partner Numbers

  • Tech Data - France 4672718
  • Ingram Micro France V931543
  • UPC 065030842587

Compatibility

  • Windows 7 logo
  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
  • Windows 10 logo
  • Windows Server 2016 logo
Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2000, 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty Lifetime
Connector(s) Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI / PCI-X (Universal 3.3 & 5V, 32-bit)
External Ports 2 - DB-9 (9 pin, D-Sub)
Environmental Operating Temperature -10°C to 80°C (14°F to 176°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 100°C (-4°F to 212°F)
Humidity 5~85% RH
Hardware Ports 2
Interface Serial
Bus Type PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Port Style Integrated on Card
Industry Standards PCI Local Bus Specification 2.3
PCI Power Management 1.1
Chipset ID SystemBase - SB16C1052PCI
Packaging Information Package Length 17.5 cm [6.9 in]
Package Width 14.5 cm [5.7 in]
Package Height 32 mm [1.3 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.2 kg [0.3 lb]
Performance Serial Protocol RS-422/485
Max Baud Rate 128 Kbps
Data Bits 5, 6, 7, 8
FIFO 256 Bytes
Flow Control Xon, Xoff
Parity Even, Odd, or No Parity
Stop Bits 1, 1.5, 2
Physical Characteristics Product Length 12 cm [4.7 in]
Product Width 15 mm [0.6 in]
Product Height 4.5 cm [1.8 in]
Weight of Product 58 g [2.0 oz]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2000, 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - 2 port PCI RS422/485 card
2 - Low profile (half-height) brackets
1 - Driver CD
1 - User Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Troubleshooting

Older applications that use serial communication often use legacy hardware addresses that do not work with PCI, PCIe, or USB to Serial products. We recommend contacting the software provider/support team to check if this is the case.

When you troubleshoot issues with a serial device, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Serial cables

  • Serial ports

  • Serial devices

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the serial cable, serial port, and serial device in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different serial cable, serial port, and serial device in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the serial ports and serial device, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open Device Manager. Check to see if your device is listed under Ports (COM & LPT).

  • Make sure that the COM port number is the correct number for the serial device and that the software being used to connect the computer to the serial device uses the correct COM port number. 

  • If the device is listed with an error, follow the instructions on the website to reinstall the drivers.

Note: Some serial devices work only if the COM port number is between a certain range. For example, COM1 to COM4.

To check whether or not an RS-232 serial port is working, perform an RS-232 loopback test by doing the following:

  1. If your serial port is not female, convert it by taking a female/female cable or gender changer and plugging it into the serial port.
  2. Take a metal paperclip or wire and cross pins 2 and 3. If you look closely at the female end, the pins should be numbered.
  3. Open a telnet session on the COM port number of the device that you are testing. To find out the COM port number, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/com-port-listing-windows.

Note: To open a telnet session on the COM port, you need a telnet client like PuTTY or Hyper Terminal. Windows XP comes with Hyper Terminal.

  1. When the session is open, anything you type into it you should see. The loopback test fails when you cannot see what you are typing.

If the loopback test fails, make sure that the serial cable or gender changer that you are using works and that the adapter is in the correct port. 

You can check multiple ports at the same time by opening multiple sessions, putting the loopback adapter on one port, and trying to type into each session.  When you can see what you are typing, you know that the COM port is working and you can see which port number the physical serial port is. Close the window for the port that you just tested to speed up the testing of the remaining serial ports.

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Installation

Before you install the device, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website at www.startech.com/Support. The part number and product ID are on the product packaging.

Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Documents and Settings\your_name\My Documents\Downloads).

  1. After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
  2. Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open the Device Manager.
  3. Right-click PCI Serial Port, which will have “!” or “?” next to it to indicate a driver issue.
  4. Click Update Driver.
  5. On the Hardware Update Wizard screen, click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and then click Next.
  6. Select the Don’t search, I will choose the driver to install option, and then click Next.
  7. On the Hardware Type screen, click Show All Devices, and then click Next.

Note: The Hardware Type screen does not appear on all systems. If you do not see this screen, skip this step.

  1. On the Select the Device Driver you want to install for this hardware screen, select the Have Disk option.
  2. In the Install from Disk dialog box, click Browse.
  3. Browse to the Windows folder and open the 32-bit or the 64-bit folder, depending on your system type.

Note: To view your system type, click Start. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.

  1. Click the sbserial.inf file. Click OK, and then click Next. Additional device listings will appear in Device Manager.
  2. Complete steps 4 to 12 for each of the new device listings.

Before you install the device, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website at www.startech.com/Support. The part number and product ID are on the product packaging.

Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
  2. Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open the Device Manager.
  3. Right-click PCI Serial Port, which will have a “!” or “?” next to it to indicate a driver issue.
  4. Click Update Driver.
  5. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
  6. Select the Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer option.
  7. On the Select your device’s type from the list below screen, click Show All Devices, and click Next.

Note: The Select your device’s type from the list below screen does not appear on all systems. If you do not see this screen, skip this step.

  1. Select the Have Disk option.
  2. Browse to the Windows folder and open the 32-bit or the 64-bit folder, depending on your system type.

Note: To view your system type, click Start. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.

  1. Click the sbserial.inf file. Click OK, and then click Next. Additional device listings will appear in Device Manager.
  2. Complete steps 4 to 11 for each of the new device listings.

Before you install this device, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website at www.startech.com/Downloads. The part number and product ID are on the product packaging.

Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
  2. In the list of extracted files, right-click the Setup.exe file and click Run as Administrator.

Note: If the Run as Administrator option is not available, you might be trying to run the installer from within the zipped file. Complete the instructions in step 2 to extract the files.

  1. Complete the instructions to install the device drivers, and restart your computer when prompted to.
  2. After your computer restarts, connect the fax modem to your computer.

Your computer automatically finishes installing the driver and your device should be ready to use.

Before you install the device, make sure that your operating system is current (for example, the most recent service pack is installed).

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website at www.startech.com/Downloads. The part number and product ID are on the product packaging.

Note: Windows usually saves the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Documents and Settings\your_name\My Documents\Downloads).

  1. After the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, click Extract All, and complete the instructions.
  2. In the list of extracted files, double-click the Setup.exe file.
  3. Complete the instructions to install the device drivers, and restart your computer when prompted to.

Your computer automatically finishes installing the driver and your device should be ready to use.

How To

To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

Before You Buy

Yes. This PCI card uses a universal connector keyed for both 3.3V and 5V that can be used with PCI and PCI-X. This type of connector is identified as having 2 separate notches, instead of just one.

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
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