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StarTech 8 Port Low Profile RS232 PCI Serial Card with 16950 UART Model PCI8S950LP

  • PCI to Serial Port Card

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The PCI8S950LP 8 Port Low Profile RS232 PCI Serial Card with 16950 UART lets you turn a single low profile PCI slot into eight RS232 (DB9) serial connections.

The unique design of the serial card and included break out cable feature a VHDCI (Very High Density Cable Interconnect) connector, enabling the addition of 8 serial interfaces while only using a single expansion slot. With the included full height bracket, this card can be easily installed in almost any computer case.

The 8-port serial adapter card is compatible with a broad range of operating systems, including Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008 R2/7, as well as Linux Kernel 2.4.x and up. A cost-effective solution for connecting industrial process control and monitoring equipment, serial modems, POS devices, ISDN terminal adapters and more to your system.

  • newegg Add Serial Ports to Your Computer The StarTech PCI8S950LP adapter card adds eight serial ports (through break-out cable) to your PCI enabled computer while only occupying one slot for maximum connectivity in minimal space.
  • newegg PCI Interface The utilization of PCI interface guarantees broad compatibility with a wide range of systems. Both low and full profile brackets are included to ensure fitment in any system chassis.

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PCI to Serial Port Card
External Ports
8 x Serial Ports
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000/ XP(32/64bit)/ Server 2003(32/64bit)/ Vista(32/64bit)/ 7(32/64bit)/ Server 2008 R2, and Linux 2.4.x and up
Bus Type: PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)
Card Type: Low Profile (SP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID: PLX/Oxford - OXPCIe958
Connector Type(s): PCI / PCI-X (Universal 3.3 & 5V ; 32-bit) Male
Data Bits: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
External Ports: DB-9 (9 pin ; D-Sub) Male
FIFO: 128 Bytes
Flow Control: Xon/Xoff
Humidity: 5~85% RH
Included in Package: 8 port serial dongle
Driver CD
Full profile bracket
Instruction Manual
Low profile serial card
Industry Standards: PCI Bus specification 2.2 and Power management 1.0 compliant
Interface: Serial
Max Baud Rate: 460.8 Kbps
Microsoft WHQL Certified: Yes
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), 2000
Windows Server® 2012, 2008 R2, 2003
Parity: None, Odd, Even, Space, Mark
Port Style: Dongle (Included)
Ports: 8
Product Height: 20 mm [0.8 in]
Product Length: 126.5 mm [5 in]
Product Weight: 60 g [2.1 oz]
Product Width: 50 mm [2 in]
Serial Protocol: RS-232
Shipping (Package) Weight: 0.5 kg [1.1 lb]
Stop Bits: 1, 1.5, 2
Storage Temperature: -20°C to 100°C (-4°F to 212°F)


8 Port serial breakout cable from one VHDCI interface
Automated in-Band, Xon/Xoff flow control
Full 128-byte receiver and transmitter FIFOs, fully adjustable IRQ trigger levels and automated flow-control
Includes both low and full profile brackets
IRQ sharing saves resources and eliminates conflicts
Labeled DB9 connectors reduce confusing with setting COM ports
Parity Support: None, Odd, Even, Space, Mark
PCI Bus specification 2.2 and Power management 1.0 compliant
Supports 4,5,6,7,8 Data Bits, and 1, 1.5, 2 Stop Bits
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Alexander V.
  • 3/8/2014 1:30:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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1 out of 5 eggsMechanical design flaw

Pros: Electrically good, works as expected

Cons: The full-size bracket with the connector is manufactured wrongly - the card does not fit in a PC chassis (we use HP Z620 workstations). We compared the bracket to the card from another supplier (that fits), and we see that StarTech designed the bracket with the connector centered on the bracket, which seems to be wrong. The other cards (which fit) have connector off-center, which is correct, because PCB is not centered in the chassis opening.

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