Connect Tech BlueStorm/Express Isolated

Adds 8 Opto Isolated RS-232 Ports to a PC via Standard PCI Express Slot

Manufacturer: Connect Tech Inc
Connect Tech BlueStorm/Express Isolated

The BlueStorm/Express Isolated is Connect Tech's latest addition to the PCI Express product family. This PCI Express serial card offers 8 ports of RS-232 connectivity and is compatible with any x1, x4, x8 or x16 standard profile PCI Express slot. Bidirectional data speeds up to 1 Mbps (RS-232) ensure fast communications for your industrial and embedded applications.

All Connect Tech PCI Express products come with a lifetime warranty and free technical support.

PCI Express Features and Benefits

  • Flexibility: Compatible in any x1, x4, x8 or x16 lane standard profile PCI Express slot
  • Speed: Integrated iCoupler technology allows bidirectional data communication speeds of up to 1Mbps
  • Performance: Each port has up to 256 bytes of transmit and receive FIFO buffers, automatic hardware and software flow control for your PCI Express applications
  • Protection: All 8 RS-232 ports have 2kV optical isolation port-to-port through cable and 3kV of on-board isolation


Interface8 RS-232 ports
I/O Addresses: Assigned by Plug and Play resources
UART: One Exar 17V358 octal UART with up to 256 bytes transmit and receive FIFO buff ers for each port
Data RatesRS-232: Up to 1Mbps
17V358 UART allows for fully programmable, custom baud rates
Address/IRQAssigned by Plug and Play resources
OtherControl Signals: TxD, RxD, DTR, RTS, CTS, DCD
Isolation: 2kV isolation port-to-port through cable (3kV on-board)
Connector(s)Board connector: DB-62
Cable: DB-62 to 8 x DB-9



ExpansionStandard PCI Express x1 interface card
Electrical0.6 amps @ 3.3V or 2W
MechanicalLength: 14.699 cm/5.750”
Height: 11.049 cm/4.350”
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
EN 55022 Class A
EN 55024


Ordering Details

BlueStorm/Express Isolated, 8 ports RS-232, 2kV of electrical isolation port-to-port when used with CBG058, DB-9 cable, cable included
Recab UK
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