StarTech.com StarTech.com 2 Port Native PCI Express RS232 Serial Adapter Card with 16550 UART
MacMall Part #: 8205672
Manufacturer Part #: PEX2S553
2 Port Native PCI Express RS232 Serial Adapter Card with 16550 UART
The PEX2S553 PCI Express serial card lets you turn a PCI Express slot into 2 RS232 (DB9) serial ports. Based on a native single chip design (no bridge chip), this 2-port serial adapter card allows you to harness the full capability offered by PCI Express (PCIe), and reducing the load applied to the CPU by as much as 48% over conventional serial cards.
The RS232 Serial Adapter Card (PEX2S553) is compatible with a broad range of operating systems including Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 (32 and 64 bit), Linux Kernel 2.6.11 and up, and MAC OS 10.4 and above.
Plus, the serial card includes an optional half-height/low profile bracket that allows the card to be installed in any PCI Express slot, regardless of the size of the computer case.
This product is a replacement for our PEX2S552 card.
Two high speed RS232 serial ports with support for data transfer rates up to 460.8 Kbps
Compliant with PCI Express base specifications revision 1.0a
Includes half-height/low profile mounting bracket
Selectable power output on pin 9 for the serial port
128-byte deep FIFO per transmitter and receiver
Native single-Chip, single lane PCI Express
Automated out-of-band flow control using CTS/RTS and DSR/DTR
Automated in-band software flow control using programmable Xon/Xoff in both directions
Self-service automated machines and kiosks to control serial devices such as scales, touchscreens, magnetic card readers, bar code scanners, receipt printers, label printers
POS retail applications in grocery stores, and any other retail store to control keyboards, cash drawers, receipt printers, card readers / card swipes, scales, and elevated displays on poles
Bank teller workstations in either full profile or low profile versions to control their serial devices such as cash drawers, card readers / card swipes, printers, keypads / pinpads, pen pads
Standard ATM automated teller machines to control keypads, receipt printer, card readers / card swipes, touchscreen LCD's, camera control, etc.
Used to control multiple surveillance / security cameras in a parking structure, office building, etc.
Plug-in card - low profile
Interface (Bus) Type
RS-232 x 2
Data Link Protocol
Expansion / Connectivity
2 x RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9)
1 x PCI Express
Software / System Requirements
Microsoft DOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 95/98 Second Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, Microsoft Windows CE 5.0, Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later, Microsoft Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows CE 6.0, Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows XP (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32/64-bits), Windows 8 (32/64 bits)
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