Industry’s First 16-Port RS-485 PC/104 Module

April 6, 2006

Targeting serial intensive embedded applications, Sealevel Systems, Inc. has introduced the SIO-104+16.485, the industry’s first PC/104 module offering 16 RS-485 ports. Designed to meet the core needs of PC/104 applications requiring high reliability, small size, and long-term availability, the board is perfect for a wide variety of military, commercial, and industrial applications.

The SIO-104+16.485 conforms strictly to PC/104 specifications and includes UARTs with 128-byte FIFOs for fast, error-free communication up to 921.6K bps. To simplify RS-485 communication, the board automatically handles the RS-485 driver enable, allowing the RS-485 ports to be viewed by the operating system as standard COM ports. Interface is accomplished via a 40-pin header connector. Breakout cables and other helpful accessories are available to facilitate rapid implementation.

SIO-104+16.485 boards ship with Sealevel’s SeaCOM suite of Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP drivers, and a Windows CE .NET 5.0 driver is also available. WinSSD, a full-featured application providing powerful testing and diagnostic capabilities, is included to assist in development and troubleshooting. Use WinSSD for BERT (Bit Error Rate Testing), throughput monitoring, loopback tests, and transmitting test pattern messages. In addition to Windows drivers and utilities, SeaCOM includes application notes and technical details to simplify installations in LINUX, QNX, and DOS.

Standard operating temperature range is 0°C to 70°C, with an extended temperature range model offering -40°C to 85°C. Availability is from stock, and like all Sealevel I/O products, SIO-104+16.485 boards are backed by a lifetime warranty.