Connect Tech BlueStorm/Express 8/16

Adds 8 or 16 RS-232 Ports to a PC via Standard PCI Express Slot

Manufacturer: Connect Tech Inc
Connect Tech BlueStorm/Express 8/16

The BlueStorm/Express family offers reliable, high speed data transfer for your PCI Express system. These x1 lane, standard profile PCI Express serial cards offer 8 or 16 ports of RS-232 connectivity, compatible with any PCI Express slot.

Bidirectional data speeds up to 921.8Kbps ensures fast and reliable communications for your industrial and embedded applications in a cost-effective manner.

The Connect Tech BlueStorm/Express cards are compatible with x1, x4, x8 and x16 lane PCI Express slots. Upgrading a PCI system to the more efficient PCI Express requires a hardware change only - your new PCI Express system is backwards compatible with your PCI software.

PCI Express Features and Benefits

  • Flexibility: PCI Express x1 Lane lane serial card, 8 or 16 ports RS-232
  • Speed: Bidirectional data communication speeds up to 921.8Kbps
  • Performance: RS-232 line interface with 50 bps to 1 Mbps baud
  • Protection: Surge suppression options


Interface8 or 16 RS-232 ports
I/O Addresses: Assigned by Plug and Play resources
UART: PCIe octal UART with up to 256 bytes transmit and receive FIFO buffers for each port
Data Rates50 bps to 1 Mbps
Address/IRQAssigned by Plug and Play resources
OtherControl Signals: TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, RI, DTR, DSR, DCD
Surge Suppression: EN61000-4 compatible on all signals, all ports
Connector(s)DB-9 cable included



ExpansionStandard PCI Express x1 interface card
Electrical+3.3V DC @ 300 mA maximum
MechanicalLength: 14 cm/5.5” including bracket
Height: 10.7 cm/4.2”
Conformal CoatingOn request
SoftwareWindows 2000/XP/XPe/Vista/7/8
Windows Server 2003/Server 2008
QNX 4.X/6.X
TemperatureTemperature range (operation): 0º C to 70º C (32º F to 158º F)
Temperature range (storage): -40º C to 105º C (-40º F to 221º F)
Humidity5 to 95% non-condensing
Safety/CertificationFCC Class A, ICES-003 Class A


Ordering Details

BlueStorm/Express, 16 ports RS-232, includes surge suppression, DB-9 cables - RoHS compliant
Recab UK
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