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Compact flash single port serial card : CF232

Single Port RS232 Serial Comms Compact Flash Card - CF232 and CF232-5

The CF232 is a tiny TypeI format Compact Flash (CF+) single RS232 asynchronous serial port for your PDA, laptop (with an optional adapter), or desktop (using one of Elan's Desktop PCMCIA adapters).  The card automatically configures to become another COM port by using the built-in O.S. drivers that are tried and tested and are optimized to work in the Windows environment.

Technical Features

Chip 16C550 UART with 16-byte TX and RX FIFOs for high speed and reliable communications
Chip Hardware switchable baud rate multiplier allows either industry standard rates up to 115KBaud in x1 mode or up to 921Kbaud in x8 mode...no special drivers needed so faster rates work in Ce & PocketPC
Data Rates Supports 5/6/7/8 data bits, odd/even/no parity, 1/1.5/2 stop bits, baud rates including 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 57600, 115200 in x1 mode, and 8 times these rates in x8 mode i.e. up to 921600 baud
Software Supported by standard drivers in DOS*, Windows95, 98, 98SE, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, Ce, PocketPC & Linux.  Card comes with Elan's Card Center Pro software that installs INF scripts and sample code
Software Automatic O.S. recognition and configuration.  Hot swappable CF+ compliant TypeI design
Power consumption Low power consumption: Typical 20mA at 5V, with support for reduced power sleep mode (depends on O.S.).  Will also work at 3.3V with true RS232 levels for hosts that cannot supply 5V
Electrostatic discharge 15KVolt ESD protected RS232 drivers and receivers for protection of your card and PC
Cable options Supplied with 300mm Type46 cable.  Connector latches into CF Card for security. DB9 Male with female screwlocks and industry standard RS232 pinout for direct attachment of terminal equipment
Cable options Also available with robust direct cable termination instead of Type46 cable, product code CF232R. MOQ may apply
Chip Available as CF232-5 with Vcc output on Pin9 (instead of RI signal).  Can be used to power external equipment (with appropriate connections)

*DOS support requires Card and Socket Services e.g. SystemSoft or Award

More Information

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CFL232 - high speed single port serial (RS232) interface compact flash card