The PEX2S553 PCI Express serial card lets you
turn a PCI Express slot into 2 RS232 (DB9) serial ports. Based on a native
single chip design (no bridge chip), this 2-port serial adapter card allows
you to harness the full capability offered by PCI Express (PCIe), and
reducing the load applied to the CPU by as much as 48% over conventional
The RS232 Serial Adapter Card (PEX2S553) is
compatible with a broad range of operating systems including Windows®
2000/XP/2003/Vista™/Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 (32 and 64 bit), Linux Kernel
2.6.11 and up, and MAC OS 10.4 and above.
Plus, the serial card includes an optional
half-height/low profile bracket that allows the card to be installed in any
PCI Express slot, regardless of the size of the computer case.
This product is a replacement for our
Backed by a StarTech.com Lifetime warranty
and free lifetime technical support.
The StarTech.com Advantage
Native single-chip, single
lane PCI Express chipset delivers true PCIe performance
Standard and low
profile/half-height bracket included to ensure fitment in any system
Easy to install and use with
full step-by-step instructions saving time and hassle
Two high speed RS232 serial
ports with support for data transfer rates up to 460.8 Kbps
Compliant with PCI Express
base specifications revision 1.0a
profile mounting bracket
Selectable power output on
pin 9 for the serial port
128-byte deep FIFO per
transmitter and receiver
Native single-Chip, single
lane PCI Express
Automated out-of-band flow
control using CTS/RTS and DSR/DTR
Automated in-band software
flow control using programmable Xon/Xoff in both directions
machines and kiosks to control serial devices such as scales,
touchscreens, magnetic card readers, bar code scanners, receipt
printers, label printers
POS retail applications in
grocery stores, and any other retail store to control keyboards, cash
drawers, receipt printers, card readers / card swipes, scales, and
elevated displays on poles
Bank teller workstations in
either full profile or low profile versions to control their serial
devices such as cash drawers, card readers / card swipes, printers,
keypads / pinpads, pen pads
Standard ATM automated
teller machines to control keypads, receipt printer, card readers / card
swipes, touchscreen LCD's, camera control, etc.
Used to control multiple
surveillance / security cameras in a parking structure, office building,
- by Shu_M @Aug 13, 2013
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2 Port PCIe Serial Adapter Card with 16550
2 x 9-pin DB-9 Male RS-232 Serial
Native single-chip, single lane PCI Express chipset delivers true PCIe performance.
Standard and low profile/half-height bracket included to ensure fitment in any system.
Easy to install and use with full step-by-step instructions saving time and hassle.
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I bought this Serial Card for a navigation computer for a fishing boat using MaxSea Time Zero software. This card works well with the low profile case and the plotter and sounder plugged into it. Data flow is great. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a serial card that works in Windows 7.
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