Sealevel Systems, Inc. pioneers another first for the industry: a 16-port RS-232 serial I/O adapter designed for the new PCI Express bus design. “Sealevel is prepared to help our customers meet their I/O needs with the PCI Express bus. This new product, the COMM+16.PCIe, has the highest serial port count available for PCI Express,” states Earle Foster, VP Sales and Marketing for Sealevel.
“While that is a powerful advantage, the COMM+16.PCIe has other features that are huge benefits to customers. For example, our board uses 16C854 UARTs with 128-byte FIFOs—16 times larger than other boards—which provides customers error-free operation even in high-speed applications,” said Foster.
Each serial port provides a maximum data rate of 460.8K bps and the COMM+16.PCIe has an operating range from 0°C to 70°C (extended temperature versions operating from -40°C to 85°C are available). All Sealevel I/O products have a lifetime warranty.
The COMM+16.PCIe is ideal for connecting to PLC’s, bar code readers, scales, and other data acquisition/control devices using the included DB-25M fan-out cable (DB-9M fan-out cable available as an option). The product includes SeaCOM® software for Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista and Linux operating systems. As an added value, customers also receive WinSSD, a full-featured application for testing and diagnostics including BERT (Bit Error Rate Testing), throughput monitoring, loopback tests, and test pattern message transmissions.