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Moxa's launches world's first one-chip UART PCI Express boards

Taipei, Taiwan, September 1, 2008 — Moxa is pleased to release our new family of one-chip PCI Express boards. Moxa has been a global leader in providing multiport serial boards for over 20 years and is the first company to use this new one-chip PCIe-UART technology. Our one-chip PCIe boards are specially designed for higher MTBF and performance, featuring a 33% increase in throughput and 48% decrease in CPU loading. In addition to high performance, Moxa's new PCI Express board models also provide users with a baudrate of up to 921.6 Kbps and 15 KV ESD protection for greater reliability. Moreover, instead of requiring users to open the chassis to set DIP switches and jumpers manually, we provide a convenient software solution for configuring the serial interface and terminal resistors.

One-chip solution optimizes CPU performance
Be one of the first in the world to use Moxa's new PCIe-UART chip. This highly integrated chip combines the PCIe bridge and PCI-UART on one chip. By incorporating this latest technology, Moxa's PCI Express boards are able to outperform traditional boards that use separate chips for the PCIe bridge and PCI-UART.

No DIP switches or jumpers
With this new PCIe-UART, you can configure the serial interface and terminal resistor by software instead of using a DIP switch and jumper. The absence of a DIP switch and jumper also makes these new PCIe boards more user-friendly and easier to maintain, as there is no need to open the computer case to adjust the settings manually. Furthermore, the new design reduces manufacturing time and costs since fewer components are required.

Onboard LED for easy maintenance
Moxa's multiport serial boards have onboard LED indicators to clearly indicate data transmit/receive status. This is particularly helpful for users if they are troubleshooting without opening the chassis.

Drivers Galore
Moxa's new PCI Express boards support a wide range of drivers for desktop solutions (Windows 2000, XP/Vista x86/x64) and server solutions (Windows 2003/2008, with certification). Moreover, we also provide drivers for Linux, SCO Open Server 5/6, and UnixWare.

Key features
• PCIe-UART brings top performance
• PCIe x1 fits any PCIe slot (x1, x2, x4, x12, x16, x32)
• Baudrate up to 921.6 Kbps
• Built-in 15KV ESD protection
• 2KV optical isolation protection for CP-132EL-I and CP-114EL-I
• Windows (2000, XP/2003/Vista/2008 32-bit & 64-bit), Linux 2.4/2.6 driver support, and  Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008 WHQL certifications
• 128-byte FIFO and on-chip H/W, S/W flow control
• Low profile board fits any size PC (shoebox, mini PC, etc)

For more details about PCI Express multiport serial boards, please contact your local sales representative or link to Moxa's website.

About Moxa: Your Trusted Partner in Automation

Moxa is a leading provider of edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 50 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries. Moxa delivers lasting business value by empowering industry with reliable networks and sincere service for industrial communications infrastructures. Information about Moxa’s solutions is available at www.moxa.com.