RocketPort ® Universal PCI 32-Port

This RocketPort universal PCI 32-Port serial card is compatible with all current 3.3 and 5.0 Volt PCI bus architectures

Part Number: 99356-8

  • Universal PCI design supporting 3.3 and 5.0 Volt PCI bus architectures
  • I/O mapping capabilities
  • Multiport serial expansion using a single slot
  • Standard IT rackmount RJ45 and surge protected DB25 interfaces available
  • On-board dedicated 36MHz RISC processor
  • RS-232/422 software selectable serial ports
  • Transmit buffer 16 times larger, and receive buffers 64 times larger than a 16550 UART
  • Robust driver support
 

The RocketPort uPCI 32-Port serial expansion card is compatible with all current 3.3 and 5.0 Volt PCI bus architectures. It provides 32 "native" serial ports utilizing a single 32- or 64-bit PCI card slot and an external serial interface module sold separately that supports RS-232 or RS-422 serial communications at speeds up to 230 Kbps. Individual serial ports on the same interface module can be configured for either RS-232 or RS-422 serial communication. External interfaces modules with additional surge protection are also available.

RocketPort products are designed with larger transmit-and-receive buffers than those of a 16550 UART found in typical PC serial ports and low-end serial cards, enabling them to handle the transmission of large amounts of data reliably and efficiently. They also utilize an on-board 36MHz processor, minimizing host CPU utilization. RocketPort products do not require the assignment of interrupts, simplifying installation and eliminating conflicts with other server cards. Drivers are available for popular operating systems. The product is fully compliant with the RoHS 2 directive under CE.


Includes:
  • RocketPort uPCI 32 Port Device
  • Interface Cable
 
Hardware
  • Maximum Cards/System 4
  • Bus Interface Specification PCI PCI-X COMPATIBLE
  • Board Dimensions 7.2" x 4.2"
    182.9 x 106.7 mm
  • Product Weight 16.05 oz
    455.01 g
Electrical Specifications
  • Current Consumption
    • +5VDC 2250 mA
    • +12VDC 440 mA
  • Power Consumption (maximum) 16.6 W
Environmental Specifications
  • Air temperature
    • System On 0 to 60° C
    • System Off -20 to 85° C
  • Operating Humidity (non-condensing) 5% to 95%
  • Altitude 0 to 10,000 Feet
    3,048 m
  • Heat Output 56.4 BTU/Hr
  • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) 17.9 Years

Serial Communications

  • Supported InterfacesDepends on Interface
  • Baud Rate 300 bps to 230.4 kbps
    • Receive Buffer 1024 bytes
    • Transmit Buffer 256 bytes
  • Device Driver Data Control
    • Data Bits 7 or 8
    • Parity odd, even, or none
    • Stop Bits 1 or 2
    • Flow Control Hardware & Software

Features

  • Manufacturer's Warranty 5 Years
Export Information
  • UPC Code 7-56727-99356-8
  • Packaged Shipping Weight 1.8 lbs
    0.82 kg
  • Package Dimensions 10.25" x 2.6" x 7.5"
    260.4 x 66 x 190.5 mm
  • ECCNEAR99
  • Schedule B8471.80.1000

Device Drivers

  • Linux
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7
  • Microsoft® Windows® 2008 Server
  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista
  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP
  • Microsoft® Windows NT® 4.0 (Legacy)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 2000 (Legacy)
  • FreeBSD® 5
  • FreeBSD® 6
  • QNX® 6.X
  • SCO OpenServer™ 5
  • SCO OpenServer™ 6
Regulatory Approvals
  • Emissions European Standard EN55022
    Canadian EMC requirements
    ICES-003
    CISPR-22
    FCC Part 15 Subpart B
    Class B limit
    AS/NZS-3548
  • Immunity European Standard EN55024
    IEC 1000-4-2/EN61000-4-2: ESD
    IEC 1000-4-3/EN61000-4-3: RF
    IEC 1000-4-4/EN61000-4-4: FAST TRANSIENT
    IEC 1000-4-5/EN61000-4-5: SURGE
    IEC 1000-4-6/EN61000-4-6: CONDUCTED DISTURBANCE
    IEC 1000-4-8/EN61000-4-8: MAGNETIC FIELD
    IEC 1000-4-11/EN61000-4-11: DIPS AND VOLTAGE VARIATIONS
  • Safety IEC 60950/EN60950
    CSA C22.2 No. 60950/UL60950 Third Edition
  • Other Regulatory Approvals

 
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Documentation
DocumentDescriptionDownload File
RocketPort ® Universal PCI 32-Port User GuideContains detailed installation procedures and configuration information.
Product Support and Service Information

Part Number 99356-8

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Warranty

Comtrol offers a 30-Day satisfaction guarantee and a 5-year limited warranty on all RocketPort Universal PCI family products! View Warranty

Extended Warranty Available

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