F216 - 3U CompactPCI Octal UART I/O board is available from Dominion Electronics . It has the following features:
- Octal 16550 UART
- RS232/422/485, isolated
- Receive and transmit FIFOs
- High data rates up to 921,600 bits/s
- Full handshake support
- Hardware flow control for RS485 half duplex
- -40° to +85°C with qualified components
The F216 is an Octal UART I/O board based on 3U CompactPCI. Two UART controllers provide four full duplex serial channels each. The physical layers are integrated on the Octal UART I/O board, each of the eight channels can be individually configured as single-ended RS232 or differential RS422 or RS485.
The default setting is RS422. The UART controller supports high data rates up to 921,600 bits/s, depending on the physical interface type. Its register set is compatible with 16550D and with 60-byte FIFOs.
Each channel of F216 - 3U CompactPCI Octal UART I/O board has its own 500V isolation, with all ports available on one 78-pin D-Sub connector. An adapter cable is also available to spread the 78-pin connector to eight standard 9-pin D-Sub connectors.
The F216 3U CompactPCI Octal UART I/O board is designed for use in rugged environments. All components are specified for an operation temperature of -40° to +85°C. The card easily expands CompactPCI systems by an additional eight UARTs on 4 HP, where the CPU does not provide enough COM interfaces.