RocketPort ® EXPRESS Quad or Octacable Bulk

PCI Express four or eight port serial adapter sold in packs of 50
The RocketPort EXPRESS Quad/Octa bulk is a four or eight port serial adapter that is sold in packs of 50, and is compatible with systems that have x1, x2, x4, x8, x12 or x16 PCI Express expansion slots

Part Number: 30131-8

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Download Specifications
    • PCI express serial x1, x2, x4, x8, x12 and x16 lane connectivity
    • Low-profile or standard height compatible
    • RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 software-selectable serial ports
    • High performance serial port expansion cards with communication Speeds up to 921 Kbps
    • Support for the most popular Windows operating systems (including Windows® 10) and Linux kernels
    • Windows driver, which can be configured for interrupt or polling mode
    • Free troubleshooting tools in the event you want to diagnose an issue: Hardware diagnostics, LCOM (Linux tool for testing serial ports), Comtrol Utility, which includes Test Terminal (WCOM2) for serial port testing and Port Monitor for monitoring ports

    The RocketPort EXPRESS Quad/Octa bulk is a four or eight port serial adapter that is sold in packs of 50.The product is compatible with systems that have x1, x2, x4, x8, x12 or x16 PCI Express expansion slots. The card is designed for standard and low-profile PCs and servers and ships with a low-profile and a standard-height bracket. The product provides support for software-selectable RS-232/422/485 serial communications and data transmission speeds up to 921 Kbps. Serial connections are made utilizing an external cable that is not included with the product. All RocketPort EXPRESS products are European RoHS directive compliant.

    • RocketPort Express Quad/Octa Bulk 50-Pack Devices
    • Full-Height Bracket
    • Bus Interface Specification PCI Express (PCIe) x1, x2, x4, x8, x12, x16-Lane Compatible
    • Board Dimensions 4.7" x 2.6" (low-profile)
      119.4 x 66 mm
    • Product Weight 9.4 oz
      266.49 g
    Electrical Specifications
    • Current Consumption
      • +3.3VDC 910 mA
    • Power Consumption (maximum) 3.1 W
    • ESD Surge Protection Provides minimum of 15KV for a duration of 1ns @ 200A.
    Environmental Specifications
    • Air temperature
      • System On 0 to 60° C
      • System Off -20 to 85° C
    • Operating Humidity (non-condensing) 5% to 95%
    • Altitude 0 to 10,000 Feet
      3,048 m
    • Heat Output 10.6 BTU/Hr
    • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) 48.7 Years

    Serial Communications

    • Software Selectable RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485
    • Baud Rate 300 bps to 921.6 kbps
    • 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
      • Flow Control HARDWARE or SOFTWARE
      • Ring Indicator YES

    Device Drivers


    • Manufacturer's Warranty 5 Years
    Export Information
    • UPC Code 7-56727-30131-8
    Regulatory Approvals
    • Emissions Canadian EMC requirements
      European Standard EN55022
      FCC Part 15 Subpart B
      Class B limit
      AS/NZS CISPR 22
    • Immunity EN55024
      IEC 1000-4-2/EN61000-4-2: ESD
      IEC 1000-4-3/EN61000-4-3: RF
      IEC 1000-4-4/EN61000-4-4: Fast Transient
      IEC 1000-4-5/EN61000-4-5: Surge
      IEC 1000-4-6/EN61000-4-6: Conducted Disturbance
      IEC 1000-4-8/EN61000-4-8: Magnetic Field
      IEC 1000-4-11/EN61000-4-11: Dips and Voltage Variations
    • Safety IEC 60950/EN60950
      CSA C22.2 No. 60950/UL60950
    • Other Regulatory Approvals

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    Pre-Sales Questions

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    For sales questions or to locate an industrial distributor near you.

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    Fax: +1-763-957-6001
    [email protected]

    DocumentDescriptionDownload File
    RocketPort ® EXPRESS Quad or Octacable Bulk User GuideContains detailed installation procedures and configuration information.
    Product Support and Service Information

    Part Number: 30131-8

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    Comtrol offers a 30-Day satisfaction guarantee and a 5-year limited warranty on all RocketPort EXPRESS family products!

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