INTERWORLD Electronics has announced the release of the PC-SIO/232-2 PCMCIA type card from ICS Advent. The PC-SIO/232-2 is a high speed RS-232 PCMCIA asynchronous dual serial card claimed as the fastest portable link device presently available in the market.
This card is suitable for devices that require high-speed or special serial protocols in mobile communication applications from a laptop. This new communication device bridges modern bus architecture with traditional popular communication standards.
The PC-SIO/232-2 is a dual channel asynchronous serial communications solution that links devices requiring high-speed mobile asynchronous communications, but also allows additional standard serial ports for modems, terminals, printers and PLCs, where more serial connections are required.
The 16C850 UART offers 128byte FIFO to ensure that there is no data loss during faster transmission rates.
The PC-SIO/232-2 also conforms to PCMCIA Type II specifications. The included interface cables come with two standard DB9 male connectors with the same RS-232 pin-out of a standard PC-com port.
The included DOS client software driver allows the user to change the default configuration if needed. It provides a data rate of up to 460kbps.
The card features full modem control signals and hot-swapping/ auto configuration. It supports Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000 operating systems.