Advantech Industrial Automation Group, Cincinnati, OH, offers the 4-port PCM-3614I and 8-port PCM-3641I RS-232/422/485 PCI-104 modules with automatic RS-485 data flow control. Both modules include TX/RX LED indicators, shared IRQ settings for each of their ports, and utility software that supports Windows 2000 and XP, WinCE 6.0, and Linux Kernel 2.6 operating systems, among others. The ports are standard PC ports that are COM1, COM2, COM3, and COM4 compatible. Features include power consumption of 5 V at 450 mA, transmission speeds of 50 bps to 460.3 Kbps, and an operating temperature range of 0°C–65°C.
Advantech Corp., Industrial Automation Group