Impulse Launch Sealevel Ultra COMM+8PCIE PCI-Express Serial Interface Card

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom, December 09, 2011 --( Impulse is pleased to announce the launch of the new Ultra COMM+8.PCIE serial interface card from Sealevel Systems. The new interface card delivers ultimate flexibility for expanding serial communications in a variety of test and measurement, process control and point-of-sale applications.

Compatible with any PCI-Express slot, the board provides eight multifunction serial ports, each individually configurable for RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485. The Ultra COMM+8.PCIE utilises 16C954 UARTs with Tx/Rx FIFOs which enables data rates up to 921.6K bps, enabling high-speed communication in data intensive applications. The UART includes 9-bit framing support and is register compatible with legacy 16550 software. In addition, the board derives a 62.5 MHz clock from the PCI-Express bus.

In RS-485 mode, the board provides automatic control of the RS-485 driver in hardware, eliminating the need for application software control. This allows the Ultra COMM+8.PCIE to be used with standard serial communications applications and removes the risk of bus contention and data corruption. The Ultra COMM+8.PCIE (7804e) comes with Sealevel's own SeaCOM software driver and utilities making installation and operation easy using windows and Linux operating systems.

Product Highlight

- Eight serial ports each individually configurable for RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485
- 19C954 buffered UARTs with 128-byte FIFOs
- Oscillator and clock prescalar support wide range of baud rates
- Supports 9-bit protocol framing
- Each port supports data rates to 921.6K bp
- PCI-Express x1 compliant - Compatible with all standard size PCI-Express slots
- RS-485 ECHO can be enabled/disabled via dipswitch
- All modem control signals implemented in RS-232 mode
- Automatic RS-485 enable/disable in hardware

IMPULSE is a leading UK distributor and integrator of industrial computing products including Single Board Computers, Touchscreen Industrial Panel PCs, Monitors, Data Communication Products, Rackmount and Embedded Computer Platforms. Established in 1993, we specialise in the automotive, medical, military and process control markets offering key products and solutions to a wide range of organisations.

IMPULSE is a Microsoft Windows Embedded Silver Partner. We offer development support for all Microsoft Embedded Operating System Solutions. Our qualified Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists can support you in the creation of your own custom Windows Embedded Operating system.

Impulse Corporation Ltd
Richard Bate
+44 (0)1782 337 800