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ACCES I/O Products Announces mPCIe-ICM Series; a New Family of PCI Express Mini Cards

By CIOReview | Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FREMONT, CA: ACCES I/O Products, a provider of analog, digital, serial communication, and isolated I/O boards and solutions has announced the launch of mPCIe-ICM Series, a new member of the PCI Express Mini Cards.

The mPCIe-ICM cards have been designed for use in harsh and rugged environments such as military and defense along with applications such as health and medical, point of sale systems, kiosk design, retail, hospitality, automation, and gaming.

Designed using type 16C950 UARTS and use 128-byte transmit/receive FIFO buffers, the card decreases CPU loading and protect data from being lost in multitasking systems. The cards are fully software compatible with current PCI 16550 type UART applications and allow users to maintain backward compatibility.

The mPCIe-ICM Series is especially useful in applications where high common-mode external voltages are present. Isolation is required to guard electronics from transient voltage spikes and offers greater common-mode noise rejection in electrically noisy surroundings containing industrial machinery and inductive loads. These applications include factory automation, energy management, military/mission-critical, industrial ON/OFF control, security systems, manufacturing test, process monitoring, and kiosks. In addition to protecting industrial applications from the influence of high external voltages, isolation eliminates troublesome ground loops.

Key features of mPCIe-ICM family include: PCI Express Mini Card (mPCIe) type F1, with latching I/O connectors; 4 or 2-port mPCIe RS232 serial communication cards; Tru-Iso 1500V isolation port-to-computer and 500V isolation port-to-port on ALL signals; High performance 16C950 class UARTs with 128-byte FIFO for each TX and RX; Industrial operating temperature and RoHS standard; Supports data communication speeds up to 1 Mbps simultaneously; Custom baud rates easily configured; and ±15kV ESD protection on all signal pins.

A complete driver support package is provided including an easy-to-use Windows terminal program for testing COM ports. This simplifies the verification of proper COM port operation. The cards install as standard COM ports in all operating systems including DOS, Linux (including Mac OS X) and 32-bit and 64-bit Windows.