C168H/PCI

8-port RS-232 PCI boards

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Features and Benefits 

  • 8-port RS-232 high speed PCI communication board
  • Compact PCI board size
  • Versatile OS driver support
  • Various connection options
  • Data transmission speed up to 921.6 Kbps
  • On-chip hardware flow control
  • Easy configuration without switches or jumpers
  • Convenient connection cables

 

Introduction 

The Smartio C168H/PCI Series allows you to install additional RS-232 serial communication ports on your PC by providing 8 serial ports per board for connecting all types of serial devices, including terminals, modems, printers, data acquisition equipment, and more. And C168H/PCI’s versatile OS driver support truly fulfills the needs of our customers’ varied applications. This product is available for use on either a PCI bus, with both types offering a reliable and high performance solution for serial multiport communications. 

 

Benefits

  • Easy to install
  • Compact board size—ideal for PC-based embedded systems
  • Low cost

 

Applications

  • PC-based POS registers
  • PC-based postal machines
  • PC-based Kiosks
  • PC-based lottery machines
  • Other serial device control applications
Hardware
Comm. Controller 16C550C or compatible x 8
Bus PC/104 bus
Connector 40-pin box header
DIP Switches I/O base address, interrupt vector
Serial Interface
Number of Ports 8
Serial Standards RS-232
Max. No. of Boards per PC 4
Serial Line Protection
ESD Protection 15 kV on the board
Performance
Baudrate 50 bps to 921.6 kbps
Serial Communication Parameters
Data Bits 5, 6, 7, 8
Stop Bits 1, 1.5, 2
Parity None, Even, Odd, Space, Mark
IRQ 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15 (shared for all ports)
FIFO 64 bytes
Serial Signals
RS-232 TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, GND
Operating Systems
Windows Real COM Drivers Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000, Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008 (x86/x64), DOS, Windows Embedded CE 5.0/6.0, Windows XP Embedded
Fixed TTY Drivers QNX 4, QNX 6
Linux Real TTY Drivers Linux 2.4.x, 2.6.x
Note Please refer to Moxa’s website for the latest driver support information.
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions 90 x 96 mm (3.54 x 3.78 in)
Environmental Limits
Operating Temperature
Standard Models: 0 to 55°C (32 to 131°F)
Wide Temp. Models: -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)
Storage Temperature -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)
Ambient Relative Humidity 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Altitude Up to 2000 m
Note Please contact Moxa if you require products guaranteed to function properly at higher altitudes.
Standards and Certifications
EMC CE, FCC
EMI EN 55022, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A
EMS EN 55024, IEC 61000-6-2, IEC 61000-6-4, IEC 61000-4-2, IEC 61000-4-3, IEC 61000-4-4, IEC 61000-4-5, IEC 61000-4-6, IEC 61000-4-8, IEC 61000-4-11 (DIPS)
Green Product RoHS, CRoHS, WEEE
MTBF (mean time between failures)
Time 408,357 hrs
Database Telcordia (Bellcore), GB
Power Requirements
Power Consumption 265 mA @ 5 VDC
Warranty
Warranty Period 5 years
Details See www.moxa.com/warranty

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Available Models

  Model No. Description
C168H/PCI PCI bus, 8-port smart serial board

Optional Accessories

Connection Boxes
  Model No. Description
OPT8A DB62(M) to 8 x DB25(F) RS-232 Connection Box
OPT8S DB62(M) to 8 x DB25(F) RS-232 Connection Box w/ Surge Protection
OPT8B DB62(M) to 8 x DB25(M) RS-232 Connection Box
Connection Cables
  Model No. Description
CBL-M62M25x8-100 (OPT8C) DB62(M) to 8 x DB25(M) Cable [RS-232]
CBL-M62M9x8-100 (OPT8D) DB62(M) to 8 x DB9(M) Cable [RS-232]