The MSC-208A1, manufactured by Antaira Technologies, is an RS-232 PCI Express (PCIe) interface card that adds 8 ports of serial communication to industrial computers, rack mount servers and desktops. Built for serial intense applications, it functions as client or server to connect serial equipment like point-of-sale devices, meters, scanners, card readers and instruments. The VHDCI-68 front panel connector cables to eight DB-9 connectors. The DB-9s offer power pins to supply 5V and 12V. The MSC-208A1 hosts the Oxford Semiconductor single-chip PCIe interface which increases throughput and reduces CPU utilization.
The MSC-208A1 software supports Windows and Linux operating systems. Plug-and-play utilities make setup quick and easy.
|Operating System Support||Windows, Linux|
|Serial Ports||8 x RS-232|
|Baud Rate||Up to 921.6 Kbps|
|Data Bits||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Parity||None, Odd, Even, Mark|
|Flow Control||Xon / Xoff|
|Signals||CTS, RTS / DSR, DTR|
|Host Controller||16C550/16C950 UART Compatible|
|Serial Power||Select 5 VDC or 12 VDC over DB9 pins|
|Connector Type||8 x DB9 male connectors via cable|
|Operating Temperature||0 to 55°C|
|Storage Temperature||-40 to 75°C|
|Humidity||5 to 95% non-condensing|
|Certifications||CE, FCC, RoHS|