Moxa has unveiled three new PCI Express x1 serial cards equipped with Windows, Linux operating systems and patent-pending intelligent RS-485 technology.
RS-485 technology is ideal for engineers needing to create small, private device networks for automation applications.
Moxa also incorporated “one-click” technology that can analyze network topology and configure terminators and resistors to optimal settings, the company states. The boards include on-board LED display, troubleshooting management, 128-byte FIFO and bi-directional speeds of up to 921.6Kb/s.
The new boards are:
- CP-116E-A: 16 port with 15 kV ESD and 4kV surge protection, RS-232/422/485 PCIe x1 compliant
- CP-188E-A-I and CP128E-A-I: 8-port 3-in-1, 4kV surge protection and 2kV electrical isolation
- CP-134EL-A-I: 4-port RS-422/485 PCI express board
“After 25 years, Moxa is still introducing innovative and user-friendly products to serve our serial partners, and today offers over 500 models of serial/USB connectivity products,” said Paul Wacker, product marketing manager, Moxa. “Our new patent-pending Intelligent RS-485 technology greatly reduces time and effort of installing termination and bias resistors to validate network operation, making these new boards ideal for use by industrial automation system manufacturers and system integrators.”
For more information, visit Moxa.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.