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StarTech 8 Port Native PCI Express RS232 Serial Adapter Card with 16950 UART Model PEX8S952

  • PCI Express to Serial Port Card
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Learn more about the STARTECH PEX8S952

Model

Brand
StarTech
Model
PEX8S952

Spec

Type
PCI Express to Serial Port Card
External Ports
8 x Serial Ports
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000, XP (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), Linux Kernel 2.4.x and 2.6.x
Specifications
Bus Type: PCI Express
Card Type: Standard Profile
Chipset ID: PLX/Oxford - OXPCIe958
Connector Type(s): PCI Express x1 Male
External Ports: DB-9 (9 pin ; D-Sub) Male
FIFO: 128 Bytes
Humidity: 5~85% RH
Included in Package: 8 Port DB9 Break-out cable
8 Port Serial Card
Driver CD
Instruction Manual
Interface: Serial
Max Baud Rate: 460.8 Kbps
Operating Temperature: -10°C to 80°C (14°F to 176°F)
OS Compatibility: Windows® 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64), XP Embedded, CE 4.2/5.0/6.0, 2000, ME, 98SE
Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2, 2003
Linux
Port Style: Dongle (Included)
Ports: 8
Product Height: 20 mm [0.8 in]
Product Length: 90 mm [3.5 in]
Product Weight: 58 g [2 oz]
Product Width: 65 mm [2.6 in]
Serial Protocol: RS-232
Shipping (Package) Weight: 0.7 kg [1.4 lb]
Storage Temperature: -20°C to 100°C (-4°F to 212°F)

Physical Spec

Weight
1.3

Features

Features
128-byte deep FIFO per transmitter and receiver
Automated in-band software flow control using programmable Xon/Xoff in both directions
Automated out-of-band hardware flow control using Tx/Rx/RTS/CTS/DSR/DTR/DCD/RI/GND
Compliant with IEEE1284, SPP/EPP/ECP parallel port
Compliant with PCI Express base specifications revision 1.0a
Eight high speed RS-232 serial ports with data transfer rate up to 460.8 Kbps
High Performance Dual Channel Oxford 950 UART
Native single-Chip, single lane PCI Express
Selectable power output on pin 9 for the serial port

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Jonathan M.
  • 2/11/2012 6:13:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsWorks

This review is from: StarTech 8 Port Native PCI Express RS232 Serial Adapter Card with 16950 UART Model PEX8S952

Pros: Worked with Debian Lenny. It is necessary to append "8250.nr_uarts=10" (without quotes) to the Linux kernel command line (e.g., in /boot/grub/menu.lst or in /etc/default/grub) so that the kernel expects a high enough number of serial ports. 10 is chosen above assuming 2 built-in serial ports. I'm using mine in an HP ProLiant M110 G7.

Cons: In my system, the mapping from physical ports to /dev/ttyS* is as follows:
Cable 1 - /dev/ttyS4
Cable 2 - /dev/ttyS5
Cable 3 - /dev/ttyS6
Cable 4 - /dev/ttyS7
Cable 5 - /dev/ttyS8
Cable 6 - /dev/ttyS9
Cable 7 - /dev/ttyS2
Cable 8 - /dev/ttyS3
... not very intuitive.

Other Thoughts: I haven't had it in use long enough to comment on reliability.

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