Serial Communication Module AP500

The AP500 Series is an AcroPack® Module that provides a four RS232 Serial Ports for your system. Software configuration enables the quick set of baud rates, characterises, stop bits and parity. Full signal support for modem control is also included.

Ideally used in Automation, Defence, Aerospace and Research Labs.

The Acromag AP500 Series is a Serial Communication Module and enables efficient data processing through the four RS232 Serial ports.

Firstly, the AP500 Series is based on the Acromag AcroPack® product line, which has a PCIe interface format. AcroPack® offers products in a compact size, at a low cost with the same functionality and memory map of existing Industry Pack Modules in a rugged form factor. Also they are RoHS compliant.

Secondly, to conduct more efficient data processing, each serial port has a 256-character FIFO buffers on the transmit and receive lines. The data ports generate individually controlled transmit, receive, line status and data set interrupts. All interrupts can be read from a single register.

Finally, the AP500 modules are 70mm long and only 19.05mm longer than a full length mini PCIe card. It contains a down facing connector which internally routes I/O signals through the carrier card to secure field connectors. Therefore, eliminating loose cables and increasing reliability.

Features of Serial Communication Module AP500 includes:

  • PCI Express Generation 1 interface
  • Four RS232E serial ports
  • 256-byte FIFO buffers
  • Programmable baud rate (up to 500Kbps)
  • As well as individual modem control signals on each channel
  • Handshake lines (RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, RI)
  • Line-break and false start-bit detection
  • 16550 compatible register set
  • 256-byte FIFO buffers minimize
  • Also CPU interaction for improved system performance
  • Each serial channel provides full handshake support to simplify interfacing with modems.
  • Extended temperature range


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