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New Low Profile PCI Synchronous Serial Interface Adapter

Date: 10/30/2007

Product Highlights
  • Configurable for RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, RS-530, RS-530A, or V.35
  • Z85230 Enhanced Serial Communications Controller (ESCC?)
  • Data rates to 128K bps
  • MD1 Low Profile and Universal Bus (3.3V and 5V) compatible
  • DB-25M connector
  • X.21 and RS-449 serial interface capability with versatile cabling options

"Sealevel Systems has long been a leader in serial products", states Earle Foster, VP Sales and Marketing at Sealevel. "So it was natural to extend our product line with the new ACB-MP.LPCI low profile PCI adapter."

The single channel synchronous serial interface can be configured for RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, RS-530, RS-530A, or V.35 communication protocols. The ACB-MP.LPCI is capable of data rates to 128K bps making it an ideal solution for DDS (digital data service), military applications, and banking communications.

The ACB-MP.LPCI meets the requirements for the MD1 "Low Profile" specification as defined by PCISIG in PCI 2.2 "Low Profile Addendum". This allows the ACB-MP.LPCI to be used in a variety of systems, including low profile servers, network appliances, and desktop computers that do not have standard size PCI slots. Designed for compatibility with legacy and new computer systems, the ACB-MP.LPCI also features a Universal Bus (3.3 and 5.0V) as required by PCISIG specifications 2.3.

Software support, critical for successful synchronous communication implementation, is provided through Sealevel?s SeaMAC V4 driver. SeaMAC supports a variety of protocols under Windows 2000/XP including HDLC, SDLC, and various bisync, monosync, and raw (bit-shifter) modes. Clocking is selectable using the internal baud rate generator, an external source, or a clock-encoded data stream. Standard Win32 API functions are supported.

As an added value, customers also receive WinSSD, a full featured diagnostic application providing powerful testing and diagnostic capabilities. Use WinSSD for BERT (Bit Error Rate Testing), throughput monitoring, loopback tests, and transmit test pattern messages.

The ACB-MP.LPCI is priced at $409 and is available immediately from stock as part number 5102. All Sealevel manufactured I/O products are covered by a lifetime warranty.

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Sealevel Systems, founded in 1986, provides industrial computing solutions in addition to a variety of communications and I/O products including PCI Express and PCI Bus cards, Ethernet serial servers, and USB serial adapters. The product line includes multi-port RS-232, RS-422/485, RS-232/422/485 multi-interface high-speed sync/async, and digital/relay I/O. For more information visit or call 864-843-4343.


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