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Products   >   I/O Expansion Modules   >   Communications Modules   >   DS-MPE-SER4OPT
      DS-MPE-SER4OPT  4-Port Opto-Isolated Serial PCIe MiniCard Module
DS-MPE-SER4OPT: I/O Expansion Modules, Rugged, wide-temperature PC/104, PC/104-<i>Plus</i>, PCIe/104 / OneBank, PCIe Minicard, and FeaturePak modules featuring standard and optoisolated RS-232/422/485 serial interfaces, Ethernet, CAN bus, and digital I/O functions., PCIe MiniCard
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The DS-MPE-SER4OPT is a rugged, low cost 4-port opto-isolated PCIe MiniCard serial module that is ideal for serial I/O expansion in embedded and OEM applications where opto-isolation is needed for safety or for ground loop prevention.

The DS-MPE-SER4OPT offers 4 RS-232/RS-485 opto-isolated serial ports in a PCIe MiniCard form factor. Each port offers 16C550 compatibility and ultra-deep 256-byte TX/RX FIFOs. Maximum data rates are 1Mbps in RS-232 mode and 10Mbps in RS-485 mode. The board is available preconfigured for 4 RS-232 ports, 4 RS-485 ports, or a combination of 2 RS-232 and 2 RS-485 ports. I/O signals are provided on two miniature latching connectors, with 2 ports per connector.

Each pair of serial ports on the DS-MPE-SER4OPT offers up to 500V isolation from the system ground. Optoisolation increases reliability in applications with long cable runs, where a difference in ground potential can cause significant ground loop currents, damaging non-isolated boards and equipment. Isolation on this miniature board is achieved through a combination of highly integrated isolated power + data components, careful component placement and layout, and a safety-enhancing insulation film on the bottom side, which prevents accidental contact with components on the carrier board.

DS-MPE-OPT4x is designed for rugged environments with latching connectors and extended temperature capability (-40°C to +85°C). In addition, the board may be custom-configured with 0-ohm resistors in place of jumper blocks for increased ruggedness in high-vibration environments.

The DS-MPE-SER4OPT product comes with the 4-port PCIe MiniCard opto-isolated serial module, the CK-SER4M cable kit, and a hardware kit with jumpers and screws.

DS-MPE-SER4OPT: I/O Expansion Modules, Rugged, wide-temperature PC/104, PC/104-<i>Plus</i>, PCIe/104 / OneBank, PCIe Minicard, and FeaturePak modules featuring standard and optoisolated RS-232/422/485 serial interfaces, Ethernet, CAN bus, and digital I/O functions., PCIe MiniCard

Number of serial ports 4
Protocols RS-232/485 on each port, configured in pairs
Maximum baud rate RS-232: 1Mbps
RS-485: 10Mbps
Termination RS-485 jumper selectable
UARTs Quad XR17V354 with PCIe interface
FIFO 256-byte TX/RX
Transceiver SP336 multi-mode
Isolation +/-500V input/output
Input power +3.3VDC +/-5%
Power consumption 0.462W @ 3.3V
Software drivers Windows 7, XP, Vista, 2000
Linux 2.6.16, 2.6.27, 2.6.31, 2.6.32
Form Factor PCIe MiniCard full size
Dimensions 50.95 x 30mm (2 x 1.18")
Operating temperature -40ºC to +85ºC
Operating humidity 5% to 95% noncondensing
MTBF tbd
Weight 8.5g (0.3oz)
RoHS Compliant

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DS-MPE-SER4OPT
available models:
DS-MPE-OPT4232
4-port RS-232 PCIe MiniCard Opto-Isolated Serial Module
Available
DS-MPE-OPT4485
4-port RS-485 PCIe MiniCard Opto-Isolated Serial Module
Available
DS-MPE-OPT4M22
2-port RS-232, 2-port RS-485 PCIe MiniCard Opto-Isolated Serial Module
Available
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Product Support for DS-MPE-SER4OPT

User Manual

DS-MPE-SER4M/OPT4 Sofware User Manual(.pdf, 1.4 MB)
DS-MPE-SER4OPT User Manual(.pdf, 417.3 KB)
Drivers

DS-MPE-SER4M/OPT Linux driver(.gz, 23.3 KB)
DS-MPE-SER4M/OPT Windows driver(.zip, 196.8 KB)
DS-MPE-SER4M/OPT Windows driver library(.zip, 18.9 KB)
DS-MPE-SER4M/OPT4 Boot Time Demos(.zip, 31.8 KB)
DS-MPE-SER4M/OPT4 Console Application Demos(.zip, 29.7 KB)
DS-MPE-SER4M/OPT4 Windows 7 Drivers(.zip, 438.9 KB)
Datasheet

DS-MPE-SER4OPT Datasheet(.pdf, 257.8 KB)
Technical Documents

XR17V354 UART Reference Manual(.pdf, 1.4 MB)
Mechanical Drawing

DS-MPE-SER4OPT STEP 3D Models(.zip, 1.8 MB)
FEATURES
4 opto-isolated RS-232/485 serial ports
Maximum baud rate:
    1Mbps RS-232 mode
    10Mbps RS-485 mode
Available in 3 configurations:
     4 RS-232 ports
     4 RS-485 ports
     2 RS-232 + 2 RS-485 ports
256-byte TX/RX FIFO
SP336 multi-mode transceivers support all modes
+/-500V input/output isolation
Latching connectors for increased ruggedness
+3.3VDC input power
Support for Windows 7, XP, Vista, 2000, and Linux 2.6
Operating temperature -40ºC to +85ºC
PCIe MiniCard full size form factor (50.95 x 30mm)
ONLINE SUPPORT
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DOWNLOADS
DS-MPE-SER4OPT User Manual
(.pdf, 417.3 kb)
DS-MPE-SER4M/OPT4 Sofware User Manual
(.pdf, 1.4 MB)
DS-MPE-SER4OPT Datasheet
(.pdf, 257.8 kb)