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RocketPort ® Plus uPCI Octa RJ45

Product Discontinued

The RocketPort ® Plus uPCI Octa RJ45 serial card is discontinued and has been replaced with the RocketPort ® INFINITY Octa RJ45 (30002-1). This product page is being maintained for product and support information.

This RocketPort Plus universal uPCI 8-Port serial card has an RJ45 fanout cable, baud rate up to 921 Kbps, and an on-board dedicated 44MHz RISC processor that minimizes "host" CPU utilization

Part Number: 99429-9

  • Universal PCI design supporting 3.3 and 5.0 Volt PCI bus architectures
  • I/O mapping capabilities
  • Multiport serial expansion using a single slot
  • On-board dedicated 44MHz RISC processor
  • RS-232 software selectable serial ports
  • Fan-out cable
  • Transmit buffer 16 times larger, and receive buffers 64 times larger than a 16550 UART
  • Robust driver support

The Comtrol RocketPort Plus uPCI Octa/RJ45 serial port expansion card provides eight "native" serial ports utilizing a single PCI card slot and is compatible with all current 3.3 and 5.0 Volt PCI bus architectures. The RJ45 serial ports support RS-232 serial communications at speeds up to 921 Kbps.

Every RocketPort serial card features the high-performance RocketPort ASIC chip, consisting of a dedicated 44MHz processor that minimizes host CPU utilization and larger transmit-and-receive buffers than those of 16550 UART chips used in standard PC serial ports and low-end serial cards. RocketPort ASIC technology enables these cards to outperform other serial expansion cards by handling the transmission of large amounts of data more reliably and efficiently.

Additionally, RocketPort products do not require the assignment of interrupts, simplifying installation and eliminating conflicts with other server cards. The product is fully compliant with the European RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC.

  • RocketPort Plus uPCI Octa RJ45 Device
  • RJ45 Octa Cable
  • Loopback Plug
  • Maximum Cards/System 4
  • Bus Interface Specification PCI PCI-X COMPATIBLE
  • Board Dimensions 6.3" x 4.0"
    10 x 10.16 cm
  • Product Weight 12.9 oz
    365.71 g
Electrical Specifications
  • Current Consumption +5VDC 310 mA
  • Power Consumption (maximum) 1.6 W
  • ESD Surge Protection Provides minimum of 25KV for a duration of 10ns @ 400A.
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 5.3 BTU/Hr
  • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) 39.8 Years

Serial Communications

  • Connector Type (8) RJ45F
  • Supported Interfaces RS-232
  • Baud Rate 300 bps to 921.6 kbps
    • Receive Buffer 1024 bytes
    • Transmit Buffer 256 bytes
  • Device Driver Data Control
    • Data Bits 7 or 8
    • Parity odd, even, or none
    • Stop Bits 1 or 2
    • Flow Control Hardware or Software


  • Manufacturer's Warranty 5 Years
Export Information
  • Packaged Shipping Weight 1.83 lbs
    0.83 kg
  • Package Dimensions 16.25" x 3.25" x 9.5"
    41.28 x 8.26 x 24.13 cm
  • UPC Code 7-56727-99429-9

Device Drivers

Regulatory Approvals
  • Emissions Canadian EMC requirements
    European Standard EN55022 FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B limit
  • Immunity European Standard 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 Third Edition
  • Other Regulatory Approvals

  • Pinout Diagram

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Pre-Sales Questions

Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol's Pre-sales Team
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DocumentDescriptionDownload File
RocketPort ® Plus uPCI Octa RJ45 User GuideContains detailed installation procedures and configuration information.
Product Support and Service Information

Part Number 99429-9

Sales Support

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Comtrol offers a 30-Day satisfaction guarantee and a 5-year limited warranty on all RocketPort Plus Universal PCI family products! View Warranty

Extended Warranty Available

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