BroadPort 550 SMPTE 16-Port Card

The BroadPort 16-port uPCI card includes a DCE/DTE switch for maximum flexibility, has a 1U 19" rack-mount interface and provides RS-422 connections via "Sony DB9" (SMPTE 207M) connectors. There is no need to add further adapters as you would with traditional products. A 16-port changeover unit allows rapid swapping of the peripherals from a duty server to standby server.

Part Number: 55120-1

Download Specifications

    BroadPort 550 uPCI Card The universal PCI card (PCI and PCI-x) was developed from the popular RocketPort 550 and provides a low-cost serial expansion solution, delivering the highest performance and reliability through industry-standard 16550 UART technology. Each of the ports exceeds the speed requirements of the SMPTE 207M standard and can be set individually to DCE or DTE.


    • The only rack-mounted SMPTE multi-port serial product available
    • Available with DB9 connectors from 8 or 16 ports
    • DCE/DTE switch provides the flexibility to connect with virtually any SMPTE device with minimal cabling changes
    • Enhanced installation; no jumpers or switch settings required
    • High reliability
    • Device driver support for Windows XP, 2000 & Linux (Kernel 2.4.x)
    • RoHS 2 compliant

    • BroadPort 550 SMPTE 16 Port Card
    • Interface Cable
    • Software/Documentation CD
    • Number of Ports 16
    • Maximum Cards/System up to 4
    • Hardware interrupts Each card requires one system IRQ
    • Bus Interface Specification Universal PCI
    • Dimensions 6" x 4"
    • Product Weight 11.3 oz.
    Electrical Specifications
    • Device
      • Current Consumption +5VDC 330 mA
      • Power Consumption (maximum) 1.7 W
    • ESD Surge Protection Provides minimum of 15KV protection for all serial lines.
    Environmental Specifications
    • Air temperature
      • System On 0 to 60° C
      • System Off -20 to 85° C
    • Operating Humidity (non-condensing)
      • System On 8 to 80%
      • System Off 20 to 80%
    • Altitude 0 to 10,000 Feet
    • Heat Output 5.7 BTU/Hr
    • MTBF (Mean time between failures) 30 years

    Serial Communications

    • Connector TypeDB9F, SMPTE 207M
    • Supported Standards RS-422, SMPTE
    • Baud Rate 50 to 230.4 Kbps
      • Receive Buffer 128 bytes
      • Transmit Buffer 128 bytes
    • Device Driver Data Control
      • Data Bits 5, 6, 7 or 8
      • Parity Odd, Even, None, Mark or Space
      • Stop Bits 1, 1.5, or 2
    Export Information
    • Packaged Shipping Weight 1.14 lbs
    • Package Dimensions 9.5" x 8" x 3.25"
    • UPC Code 7-56727.55120-1
    • Schedule B Number 8471.80.1000

    Device Drivers

    • Linux
    • Microsoft® Windows NT
    • Microsoft® Windows Vista tm
    • Microsoft® Windows® 2000
    • Microsoft® Windows® XP
    Regulatory Approvals
    • Emissions IEC 61326-1/ EN61326
      Emissions standard for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use
      EN55022 Class B
      Emissions Standard for domestic and light industrial environments
      EN55011 Class B
      Emissions Standard for ISM Light Industrial
      FCC Part 15 Subpart B
      Class B limit
    • Immunity IEC61326-1/EN61326 Immunity standard for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use
      IEC 1000-4-2/ EN61000-4-2 ESD Requirements
      IEC 1000-4-3/ EN61000-4-3 Radiated Susceptibility
      IEC 1000-4-4/ EN61000-4-4 Electrical Fast Transient Burst Requirement
      IEC 1000-4-5/ EN61000-4-5 Surges Requirements
      IEC 1000-4-6/ EN61000-4-6 Conducted Susceptibility
      IEC 1000-4-11/ EN61000-4-11 Voltage Dips and Interruptions
    • Safety IEC60950/EN60950
      CSA C22.2 No. 60950/UL60950 Third Edition
    • Other Regulatory Approvals

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