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Eight Channel RS-232 Serial PCI Adapter
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8 independent RS-232 interfaces

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PCI bus specification 2.1 compliant

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Speeds to 921.6 Kbps

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16550 UARTs with 16-byte FIFOs standard

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Optional 16750 UARTs with 64-byte FIFOs

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Standard cable provides 8 D-25 serial port connectors

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Interrupt status register for increased performance

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Windows 95/98, Windows NT, and OS/2 supported

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Optional surge suppression

Description Return to top of page

Quatech's ESC-100 8-port RS-232 serial adapter leverages the " Plug and Play " capability defined in the PCI 2.1 bus specification. The board requires only one PCI slot within the personal computer and provides eight independent serial channels. All eight channels are addressed in a continuous 32 byte I/O block for simplified software access. And, all channels may also share one PCI interrupt. An interrupt status register is available for determining the interrupt source.

The ESC-100 comes standard with 8 16550 UARTs containing 16 byte FIFOs. 16750 UARTs with 64 byte FIFOs are available as an option. These upgraded FIFOs greatly reduce CPU overhead and are an ideal choice for heavy multitasking environments.

The ESC-100 is also available with an optional industrial package which includes transceivers with thermal shutdown circuitry and /- 15kV ESD shock protection and surge suppression.

The ESC-100 connects to peripheral equipment via an octopus style cable which terminates in eight standard male D-25 serial port connectors. A DB option which includes a breakout box and a D-78 to D-78 connector cable is also available.

Software support is provided to configure the cards under Windows 95/98, Windows NT, and OS/2.

Suggested Applications Return to top of page

  • Multi-user operating systems

  • RS-232 networks (LAN Link, Easy LAN)

  • Interface to serial printers, plotters and modems

  • RS-232 terminal interfaces

Specifications Return to top of page

Bus Interface: PCI specification 2.1 compliant
Controller:

  • Four 16550 UARTs with 16-byte FIFOs (standard)

  • Four 16750 UARTs with 64-byte FIFOs (optional)

Maximum Baud Rate: 921.6kbps (with optional expanded FIFOs)

CONNECTORS: Return to top of page

D-78 FEMALE

SIGNAL

 

PORT 1

PORT 2

PORT 3

PORT 4

PORT 5

PORT 6

PORT 7

PORT 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TxD

 

PIN 21

PIN 60

PIN 26

PIN 65

PIN 31

PIN 70

PIN 36

PIN 75

RxD

 

PIN 1

PIN 40

PIN 6

PIN 45

PIN 11

PIN 50

PIN 16

PIN 55

RTS

 

PIN 2

PIN 41

PIN 7

PIN 46

PIN 12

PIN 51

PIN 17

PIN 56

CTS

 

PIN 22

PIN 61

PIN 27

PIN 66

PIN 32

PIN 71

PIN 37

PIN 76

DTR

 

PIN 3

PIN 42

PIN 8

PIN 47

PIN 13

PIN 52

PIN 18

PIN 57

DSR

 

PIN 23

PIN 62

PIN 28

PIN 67

PIN 33

PIN 72

PIN 38

PIN 77

DCD

 

PIN 4

PIN 43

PIN 9

PIN 48

PIN 14

PIN 53

PIN 19

PIN 58

RI

 

PIN 24

PIN 63

PIN 29

PIN 68

PIN 34

PIN 73

PIN 39

PIN 78

GND

 

PIN 5

PIN 44

PIN 10

PIN 49

PIN 15

PIN 54

PIN 20

PIN 59

D-25 Male
PIN 2: Data Output
PIN 3: Data Input
PIN 4: Request to Send
PIN 5: Clear to Send
PIN 6: Data Set Ready
PIN 7: Signal Ground
PIN 8: Carrier Detect
PIN 20: Data Terminal Ready
PIN 22: Ring Indicator

POWER CONSUMPTION Return to top of page

5V:    439mA(typ.)509mA(max.)
12V:    76mA(typ.) 88mA(max.)
-12V:    72mA(typ.) 82mA(max.)

Operating Systems Supported: Windows 95/98, Windows NT 4.0, and OS/2

Ordering Information Return to top of page

When placing your order, please refer to the following product numbers:

ESC-100DS - 8 channel RS-232 PCI adapter with standard 16550 UARTs
ESC-100IND750 - 8 channel RS-232 PCI adapter with 16750 UARTs and surge suppression package
ESC-100DB-- ESC-100DS with Breakout box
ESC-100DBIND750-- ESC-100IND750 with Breakout box
OS/2 Serial Port Device Driver
Quatech Communication Utilities Package (DOS & WIN 95/98)

 
 
 
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