High Performance 8-Channel PCIe Mini from Alphi Technology
Unique 8-channel programmable small form factor UART
Alphi Technology Corporation announces its PCIe‑Mini‑COM‑8 high performance 8‑channel PCI Express Mini Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter module. This small form factor (30mm x 50.95mm) board provides a PCI Express bridge to eight independent enhanced 16550 compatible UARTs. Channels can be programmed in pairs to interface to RS‑232, RS‑422 or RS‑485, with software-selectable 120Ω termination for RS‑422 and RS‑485. Programmable data rates go up to 31.25Mb/s per channel for all channels. Hardware flow control includes automatic RTS/CTS or DTR/DSR; software flow control includes automatic Xon/Xoff. RS‑485 operation includes half duplex direction control with programmable turnaround delay.
Operating temperature is -40ºC to +85ºC. Available software packages are C library dll’s, and Linux®, Windows® and VxWorks® drivers.
The PCIe‑Mini‑COM‑8 is designed and manufactured in the USA. It is optimally suited as a communications gateway and protocol converter for use in Avionics, Medical Systems, Industrial Controls and Factory Automation.
Alphi Technology has been designing and manufacturing COTS and custom boards, firmware and complete systems for industrial and military-aerospace customers since 1988. Alphi is ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified.