RocketPort ® Universal PCI Quad/Octa Bulk

RocketPort universal PCI four or eight port serial adapter sold in packs of 50

Part Number: 99340-7

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

The Comtrol RocketPort uPCI Quad/Octa without Cable serial port expansion card is compatible with all current 3.3 and 5.0 Volt PCI bus architectures. Depending on the serial cable (purchased separately), it provides four or eight "native" serial ports utilizing a single PCI card slot. The serial ports 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 36MHz processor that minimizes host CPU utilization and larger transmit-and-receive 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 RoHS 2 directive under CE.

  • RocketPort uPCI Quad/Octa serial adapters (50)
  • Maximum Cards/System 4
  • Bus Interface Specification PCI PCI-X COMPATIBLE
  • Board Dimensions 5.5" x 3.75"
  • Product Weight 3.5 oz
Electrical Specifications
  • Current Consumption
    • +5VDC 294 mA
  • Power Consumption (maximum) 1.5 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 10000 Feet
  • Heat Output 5.1 BTU/Hr
  • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) 25.6 Years

Serial Communications

  • Software InterfacesRS-232
  • Baud Rate 300 to 460.8Kbps
    • 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 or Software


  • Manufacturer's Warranty 5 Years
Export Information
  • Packaged Shipping Weight 16.88 lbs
  • UPC Code 7-56727-99340-7
  • Package Dimensions 25.25" x 8.25" x 16.25"
  • ECCN EAR99
  • Schedule B Number 8471.80.1000
  • FCC License Number NLR

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
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

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Pre-Sales Questions

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RocketPort ® Universal PCI Quad/Octa Bulk User GuideContains detailed installation procedures and configuration information.
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Comtrol offers a 30-Day satisfaction guarantee and a 5-year limited warranty on all RocketPort Universal PCI family products!View Warranty

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