Sealevel Systems unveils multi-interface four-port synchronous PCI adapter

LIBERTY, S.C., 21 April 2006. Sealevel Systems Inc. has introduced the ACB-MP+4.PCI, a four-port PCI bus RS-232 synchronous serial interface. Designed using the Zilog Z85230 Enhanced Serial Communication Controller (ESCC), the board is designed for military, satellite, radar, and other applications that require robust synchronous communications.

LIBERTY, S.C., 21 April 2006. Sealevel Systems Inc. has introduced the ACB-MP+4.PCI, a four-port PCI bus RS-232 synchronous serial interface. Designed using the Zilog Z85230 Enhanced Serial Communication Controller (ESCC), the board is designed for military, satellite, radar, and other applications that require robust synchronous communications.

Each ACB-MP+4.PCI's serial ports can be individually configured for RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485 communications. In RS-232 mode, all common modem control signals are implemented for compatibility with a wide range of peripherals.

A digital phase lock loop (DPLL) is included on each port, and the board supports data rates up to 128K bps in burst mode. A fan-out cable is included that terminates the onboard 120-pin high-density Molex connector to four DB-25M connectors.

The ACB-MP+4.PCI features Universal Bus (3.3V and 5V) for compatibility with both new and legacy computer systems. Software support, critical for successful synchronous communication development, is provided through Sealevel's SeaMAC v4 driver. HDLC/SDLC protocols are supported as well as certain configurations of Monosync, Bi-sync, and Raw modes.

The ACB-MP+4.PCI, part number 5402, is priced at $799 in low volume quantities and is available from stock. Like all Sealevel I/O products, the board includes a lifetime warranty.

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