Interworld Electronics has released the USB-FLEXCOM4 manufactured by Acces I/O Products Inc. The USB-FLEXCOM4 is a full-speed USB 2.0 bus communications module with four independent serial ports. Each port can support RS232, RS422 or RS485 (EIA485) protocols.

The USB-FLEXCOM4 uses the FT232BM USB to serial UART with 384-byte receive and 128-byte transmit buffers allowing the four ports to reach simultaneous communication speeds of up to 921.6kbps. Power on and individual port activity LEDs provide operating and communication status information. The USB-FLEXCOM4 is powered through the USB cable. An optional external power pack can also be connected. The USB-FLEXCOM4 is supplied in a rugged industrial case.

An OEM (board only) version is also available. The OEM version is perfect for embedded applications. What makes the OEM option unique is that its PCB size and mounting holes match the PC/104 form factor (without the bus connections). This allows USB-FLEXCOM4 to be added to any PCI-104 or PC/104 stack and only requires a single USB cable to be connected to the embedded CPU board. The USB-FLEXCOM4 OEM board can also be installed using standoffs inside other enclosures or systems.

The USB-FLEXCOM4 is plug-and-play which allows quick connect or disconnect whenever you need additional I/O on your USB port. The USB-FLEXCOM4 is compatible with most USB supported operating systems and includes a free Linux, Windows 98se/Me/2000/XP/2003 and Windows Xpe software package.

This flexible serial communications adapter is designed for multipoint RS485 as well as point-to-point RS-232 transmissions.


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