RocketPort ® Universal PCI 8J

RocketPort universal PCI 8-Port serial card with RJ45 serial ports

Part Number: 99415-2

  • RoHS2 compliant under CE
  • Universal PCI design supporting 3.3 and 5.0 Volt PCI bus architectures – ensures compatibility with all current PCI bus architectures
  • I/O mapping capabilities – simplifies installation, eliminates memory conflicts, and enables plug-and-play compatibility
  • Multiport serial expansion using a single slot – maximizes host expansion capabilities; adds additional COM ports using only one slot
  • On-board dedicated 44MHz RISC processor – minimizes “host” CPU utilization
  • RS-232 communications support – enables transmit-and-receive speeds up to 460 Kbps
  • Edge-mounted serial ports – provides cost-effective, compact serial connections
  • Transmit buffer 16 times larger, and receive buffers 64 times larger than a 16550 UART – helps ensure smooth, efficient data transfer
  • Robust driver support – enables card to work seamlessly with popular operating systems

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  • Specifications
  • Overview
  • Box Contents
  • Order Info

System Specifications
  • Maximum Cards/System 4
  • Bus Interface Specification PCI PCI-X COMPATIBLE
  • Board Dimensions 6.3" x 4.0"
    160 x 101.6 mm
  • Product Weight 4.8 oz
    136.08 g
Electrical Specifications
  • Current Consumption
    • +5VDC 270 mA
  • Power Consumption (maximum) 1.4 W
  • ESD Surge Protection Provides minimum of 15KV for all serial lines
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 4.6 BTU/Hr
  • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) 48.5 Years

Serial Communications

  • Supported InterfacesRS-232
  • Baud Rate 300 bps to 460.8 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


  • Manufacturer's Warranty 5 Years
Export Information
  • Packaged Shipping Weight 0.84 lbs
    0.38 kg
  • UPC Code 7-56727-99415-2
  • Package Dimensions 10.25" x 2.6" x 7.5"
    260.4 x 66 x 190.5 mm

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
    FCC Part 15 Subpart B
    Class B limit
  • 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

  • Pinout Diagram

The Comtrol RocketPort uPCI 8J serial port expansion card provides eight "native" serial ports utilizing a single PCI card slot and is compatible with all current 3.3 and 5.0 Volt PCI bus architectures. The RJ11 serial ports, mounted on the edge of the card, support RS-232 serial communications at speeds up to 460 Kbps. Every RocketPort serial card features the high-performance RocketPort ASIC chip, consisting of a dedicated 44MHz processor that minimizes host CPU utilization and larger transmit-andreceive buffers than those of 16550 UART chips used in standard PC serial ports and low-end serial cards. RocketPort ASIC technology enables these cards to outperform other serial expansion cards by handling the transmission of large amounts of data more reliably and efficiently. Additionally, RocketPort products do not require the assignment of interrupts, simplifying installation and eliminating conflicts with other server cards. The product is fully compliant with the RoHS2 directive under CE.

  • RocketPort uPCI RJ11, 8J Device
  • Loopback Plug
  • Comtrol Software & Documentation CD

Product Support and Service Information

Part Number 99415-2

Sales Support

Call +1.763.957.6000, or e-mail sales@comtrol.com

Technical Support

All Comtrol products come with easy-to-use documentation on a CD. For technical assistance, our U.S.-based technical support team is only a phone call away.

Call +1.763.957.6000, or submit your question online, or visit our forum .


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