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Single port serial comms PCMCIA card : SL232

Single Port RS232 Serial Comms PCMCIA Card - SL232

The SL232 offers a convenient way to add a single RS232 asynchronous serial port to your laptop, PDA, or desktop (using one of Elan's Desktop PCMCIA adapters).  The card automatically configures to become another COM port 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
Data Rates 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 too
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
Drivers 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
Automatic O.S. recognition and configuration.  Hot swappable PCMCIA 2.1+ compliant TypeII 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
Power consumption Card has 5V output to power external equipment (custom cable required, consult Elan sales for more information.)
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 SL232R, MOQ may apply

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

More Information

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SL232 - high speed single port serial (RS232) interface PC Card