CI-132 Series

2-port RS-422/485 ISA serial boards

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Phase-out and Last Buy Notice

The CI-132 Series will be discontinued starting from July 1, 2017 . The deadline for placing a final purchase order is December 1, 2017. Due to the limited availability of these products, orders will be processed till we run out of stock.
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Features and Benefits 

  • Economical RS-422/485 ISA boards with two DB9 male connectors on the board for easy wiring
  • RS-485 data direction control with ADDC® or by RTS
  • 921.6 kbps maximum baudrate for super fast data transmission
  • 16-byte FIFO and on-chip hardware flow control
  • Surge protection and electrical isolation available
  • Built-in termination resistors



The CI-132 series ISA boards come with 2 independent RS-422/485 serial ports for connecting data acquisition equipment and other serial devices to a PC. Connect your devices over longer distances—up to 1.2 km (4000 ft)—and ensure greater reliability in industrial environments with on-board surge protection and electrical isolation (available with some models). Enjoy greater versatility by using point-to-point full duplex connections, or set up a half duplex RS-485 multi-drop network.

Comm. Controller 16C550C or compatible x 2
Bus 16-bit ISA
Connectors DB9 male x 2
Serial Interface
Number of Ports 2
Serial Standards RS-422/485
Max. No. of Boards per PC 4
Serial Line Protection
ESD Protection 25 kV on the board (CI-132IS only)
Electrical Isolation 2 kV (CI-132I/IS only)
Baudrate 50 bps to 921.6 kbps
Built-in Termination Resistor 120 ohm (enabled by jumper for RS-485-2w)
Serial Communication Parameters
Data Bits 5, 6, 7, 8
Stop Bits 1, 1.5, 2
Parity None, Even, Odd, Space, Mark
I/O Address 0x0000-0xFFFF (default = 0x180)
IRQ 2 (9), 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 (default), 11, 12, 15
Serial Signals
RS-422 TxD+(B), TxD-(A), RxD+(B), RxD-(A), RTS+(B), RTS-(A), CTS+(B), CTS-(A), GND
RS-485-2w Data+(B), Data-(A), GND
RS-485 Data Control ADDC® (automatic data direction control), or by RTS
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions CI-132: 75 x 157 mm (2.95 x 6.18 in)
CI-132I/IS: 105 x 157 mm (4.13 x 6.18 in)
Driver Support
Windows Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000, Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/8.1 (x86/x64), Windows 2008 R2/2012/2012 R2 (x64), DOS, Windows Embedded CE 5.0/6.0, Windows XP Embedded
Linux Linux 2.4.x, 2.6.x, 3.x
Unix-like Systems QNX 6, SCO OpenServer, UnixWare 7, Solaris 10, FreeBSD
Note: Please refer to Moxa’s website for the latest driver support information.
Environmental Limits
Operating Temperature 0 to 55°C (32 to 131°F)
Storage Temperature -20 to 85°C (-4 to 185°F)
Ambient Relative Humidity 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Standards and Certifications
EMC EN 55032/24
EMI CISPR 32, FCC Part 15B Class B
EMS IEC 61000-4-2 ESD: Contact: 8 kV; Air: 15 kV
IEC 61000-4-3 RS: 80 MHz to 1 GHz: 10 V/m
IEC 61000-4-4 EFT: Signal: 2 kV
MTBF (mean time between failures)
Time 441,015 hrs
Standard Telcordia (Bellcore) TR/SR
Power Requirements
Input Current CI-132: 240 mA @ 5 VDC
CI-132I/IS: 620 mA @ 5 VDC
Warranty Period 5 years
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Available Models

  Model No. Description
CI-132 2-port RS-422/485 board
CI-132I 2-port RS-422/485 board with optical isolation
CI-132IS 2-port RS-422/485 board with optical isolation and surge protection

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