Serial FACET card

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opencompany
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Serial FACET card

Post by opencompany »

Any chance for a FACET card with 2+ serial ports (preferably all full RS232 / RS485 / RS422 compliant).
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Kevin Peter Gade

CompuLab Nordic A/S (www.compulabnordic.dk)
Danish distributor of fit-PC and other products from CompuLab since 2008.

irads
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Re: Serial FACET card

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It is technically possible. In fact FACET interface includes LPC for easy integration of SIO. CompuLab currently does not plan in-house design but a 3rd party design is possible.
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Arwen
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Re: Serial FACET card

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Cost wise, it's cheaper to use several USB to RS-232 adapters.

The only 2 reasons to use a FACET card for serial;
  • high speed, (>200Kbps per port)
  • Fully intergrated
The first, still does not need 3 x PCIe 2.0 lanes, (which are 5Gbps each).
Second might be nice, but only medium quantity, (>1,000), will justify custom engineering. That's still expensive.
And only large quantity, (>10,000), would interest most OEMs, (like the maker of the fitlet).
Arwen Evenstar
Rivendale, Middle Earth

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