RS-422/485 Serial Interface Rides The PCI Express
Sealevel Systems Inc.
January 8, 2014
Providing eight serial ports configurable for RS-422 or RS-485, Sealevel Systems offers the 7802e PCI Express interface adapter for high-speed serial designs. Software compatible with legacy UART apps, the board's 16C950 UART includes 128-byte FIFOs and supports 9-bit framing. The 7802e comes with SeaCOM software for Windows and Linux operating systems, and WinSSD, a full-featured application for testing and diagnostics including bit error rate testing (BERT), throughput monitoring, loopback tests, and test pattern message transmissions. Price is $469 for low profile (Item# 7802e) and standard size (Item# 7802eS) PCI Express slots. A manual is available for download at https://www.sealevel.com/support/getAttach/405/AA-00590/7802e.pdf.
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