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IC232 PCMCIA Comms Card

Single Port RS232 Opto-isolated Serial Comms PCMCIA Card - IC232

The IC232 is a unique way to add a single RS232 opto-isolated asynchronous serial port to your laptop, PDA, or desktop (using one of Elan's Desktop PCMCIA adapters).  Using an optically isolated port means that there is no direct galvanic connection between your computer and the terminal equipment you are plugged in to.  This means no possibility of ground loops or hazardous potentials that could occur with non isolated cards.  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 up to 115KBaud
Chip RS232 port has full galvanic isolation from PC Card slot with isolation to 75V ac rms
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 PCMCIA 2.1+ compliant TypeII design
Power Consumption Low power consumption: Typical 165mA at 5V, automatically reduces to 100mA when comms cable is disconnected.
Electrostatic Discharge 15KVolt ESD protected RS232 drivers and receivers for protection of your card and PC
Cable options Supplied with 300mm Type45 cable.  Connector latches into PC Card for security. DB9 Male with female screwlocks and industry standard RS232 pinout for direct attachment of terminal equipment
Cable options Can be fitted with Elan's unique Strain Relief Assembly to ruggedize the PC Card to cable connection (optional extra), product code "SRA1"
Cable options Also available with robust direct cable termination instead of Type45 cable, product code IC232R. MOQ may apply

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

More Information

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IC232 - Opto-isolated single serial (RS232) port PCMCIA card.