Antaira MSC-116A 16-Port RS-232 Universal PCI Card

16-Port RS-232 Universal PCI Card
Model: MSC-116A
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Antaira MSC-116A 16-Port RS-232 Universal PCI Card

The Antaira Technologies MSC-116A is a high-performance PCI I/O card with 16 RS-232 serial ports. Use to add a serial port expansion to workstations, servers and industrial computers. It features a 16C550 UART, 16-byte deep FIFO per transmitter and receiver, automated flow control, PCI plug-and-play drivers and support for all major operating systems. Two VHDCI-68 front panel connectors accept a screw-down cable that breaks out each RS-232 port to a DB-9.

Key Features

  • 16 RS-232 serial ports
  • Supports 3.3V and 5V PCI slots
  • Fully PCI Bus 2.3 and PCI power management 1.0 compliant
  • 32-bit 33 / 66 MHz transfer rate
  • 16C550 UART compatible
  • 921.6 kbps baud rate
  • 16-byte FIFO per transmitter and receiver
  • 15 kV ESD protection per RS-232 ports, IEC1000-4-2 compliant
  • Automated in-band flow control using bidirectional Xon/Xoff
  • Automated out-of-band flow control using CTS#RTS# and/or DSR#DTR#


  • MSC-116A PCI board
  • CD drivers/utilities
  • Quick Start guide
  • Two breakout cables -- VHDCI-68 to 8 DB-9M
Total Ports16
TypeSerial Connectivity
Operating System SupportWindows, Linux
Camera Sensor
TypePCI and PCIe Boards
Serial Interface
CategoryPCI and PCIe Boards
Serial Ports16 RS-232
Baud RateUp to 921.6 Kbps
Data Bits5, 6, 7, 8, 9
ParityNone, Odd, Even, Mark
Flow ControlXon / Xoff
SignalsCTS, RTS / DSR, DTR
Host Controller16C550/16C950 UART Compatible
Serial PowerSelect 5 VDC or 12 VDC over DB9 pins
FIFO16 Byte
Connector Type16 x DB9 male connectors via cable
Operating Temperature0 to 55°C
Storage Temperature-40 to 75°C
Humidity5 to 95% non-condensing
CertificationsCE, FCC, RoHS
Warranty5 Years
Download NameFile Size
MSC-116A Datasheet3.87MB
MSC-116A Quick Setup Guide90.93KB