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High Performance Single Channel Oxford 950 UART
Native single-Chip, single lane PCI Express
Standard and half-height/low profile brackets included
Less load on the CPU
128-byte deep FIFO per transmitter and receiver
Automated in-band software flow control using programmable Xon/Xoff in both directions
Compliant with PCI Express base specifications revision 1.0a
Selectable power output on pin 9 for the serial port
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This PCI Express RS232 Serial adapter card adds an RS232 (DB9) Serial Port to a computer through an available PCI Express slot, while relying on a native, single-chip design (Oxford OXPCIe952) that harnesses the capability of true PCI Express - ensuring maximum performance and reliability and reducing the load applied to the cpu by as much as 48% over conventional serial cards. Compatible with a broad range of operating systems, including Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista, and Linux Kernel 2.6.11 and up, the PEX1S952 PCI Express Serial Card also features an optional half-height/low profile bracket that allows the card to be installed in virtually any computer case, regardless of the case form factor.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My wife needed a new computer but also need to connect an old travel agency ticket printer to the computer. Unfortunately new computers no longer have a serial port so we thought we were out of luck. We discovered that we could get a card to add this function so we ordered one from Amazon. Unfortunately the first StarTech would not show on her new computer. I thought it was a bad card, so back it went to Amazon. I ordered a new one and the same issue. I finally got a nice tech support guy on the phone at StarTech, yes they are here in the United States and you really get to speak to a live person.
He told me that some of the new computers have issues with the cards and I needed the one with the Oxford chipset in it. They look identical, so unless you get the proper product number from StarTech you may have a problem. We finally got the correct one with the Oxford chipset, installed it, it now showed up on my wife's computer and we were good to go. The printer works...
Initially purchased the Gearhead USB to serial converter from a local computer store, to use with my new Dell Inspiron 3000 PC running Windows 8.1. Big mistake! Should have checked reviews in Amazon first. The Gearhead unit came with a driver disk, and on the box it said it was Windows 8 compatible. Wrong. Driver loaded with a Windows alarm in Device Manager, about insufficient virtual memory. Anyway, could not make it work. Returned to store. Ordered the StarTech adaptor from Amazon, recommended by Amazon users, and known to work with Windows 8. Sure enough, when it arrived, plugged the USB end into my Dell and Windows discovered the driver automatically via Windows Update. Did not even need to load the driver from disk.. Worked perfectly, with my Dylos Laser Particle Counter, which only has a serial port. Now plotting particle counts on PC. Six foot cable with Startech adaptor is 6 feet long; important when monitoring counts in real time from the fairly large particle counter, and...
Awesome product. I specifically bought this because of some of the extra features this has over others, like remembering COM ports. I installed this onto multiple laptops, configured them all for the same COM ports, and it always picks right back up where it left off on any of them. It's immediately recognized every time. Works great on ASA/Catalyst, Powerconnect, Procurve, and other firewalls/routers/switches. Also had no issues with Windows 7, 8.1, 10, Server 2012 R2, etc. Well worth the money.
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