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StarTech.com 16 Port Low Profile RS232 PCI Express Serial Card - Cable Included - PCIe RS232 Serial Card

Misco No. : 173000
Manufacturer/No: Startech / PEX16S952LP
£251.00 Ex VAT
£301.20 Inc VAT
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The PEX16S952LP PCI Express serial card (16950 UART) lets you turn a low profile PCIe slot into sixteen RS232 (DB9) serial connections.

The serial adapter card is based on a native single chip design that allows you to harness the full capability of PCI Express (PCIe), delivering optimum reliability and speed while reducing the load applied to the CPU by as much as 48% over conventional serial cards.

This low profile serial card is compatible with a broad range of operating systems, including Windows® 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and Windows 7, and features a VHDCI 68 pin connector and serial breakout cable for installation into a single low profile expansion card slot.

The card also includes a full-sized bracket, for installation in standard form factor computers.
The StarTech.com Advantage
  • Native single-Chip, single lane PCI Express means less load on the cpu, and higher performance
  • Includes both low and full profile brackets ensuring maximum compatibility; Low profile installed
  • Backed by a StarTech.com's Lifetime Warranty
  • High Performance Dual Channel Oxford 950 UART

Product Description StarTech 16 Port Low Profile RS232 PCI Express Serial Card
Device Type Serial adapter
Form Factor Plug-in card - low profile
Bus Interface PCI Express rev 1.1
Ports Qty 16
Cabling Type Serial RS-232
Dimensions (WxLxH) 68 x 178 x 20 mm
Weight 1250 g
Manufacturer Warranty Lifetime warranty
OS Support Windows 2000/ XP(32/64-bit)/ Vista(32/64-bit)/ 7(32/64-bit), Linux Kernel 2.4.x and 2.6.x

A Closer Look
StarTech 16 Port LP RS232 PCI Express Serial Card
StarTech 16 Port LP RS232 PCI Express Serial Card
StarTech 16 Port LP RS232 PCI Express Serial Card
StarTech 16 Port LP RS232 PCI Express Serial Card


  • Sixteen high speed RS-232 serial ports with data transfer rate up to 921.6 Kbps
  • Native single-Chip, single lane PCI Express
  • Selectable power output on pin 9 for the serial port
  • Includes a Full Profile bracket
  • High Performance Dual Channel Oxford 950 UART
  • 128-byte deep FIFO per transmitter and receiver
  • Automated in-band software flow control using programmable Xon/Xoff in both directions
  • Automated out-of-band hardware flow control using Tx/Rx/RTS/CTS/DSR/DTR/DCD/RI/GND
  • Compliant with PCI Express base specifications revision 1.1


  • Control/monitoring of surveillance/security cameras and systems
  • Industrial automation for factory/manufacturing floors
  • Self service automated machines and kiosks (grocery, airport) to control serial devices such as scales, touchscreens, magnetic card readers, bar code scanners, receipt printers, label printers
  • POS applications to control keyboards, cash drawers, receipt printers, card readers / card swipes, scales, and elevated displays on poles
  • Bank teller workstations in either full profile or low profile versions to control their serial devices such as cash drawers, card readers / card swipes, printers, keypads / pinpads, pen pads
  • Any other serial or legacy devices

Package contents
  • 1 x PEX16S952LP
  • 1 x 16-port breakout cable
  • 1 x Full Profile bracket
  • 1 x Driver CD
  • 1 x Instruction Manual

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