Title: BlueStorm Windows driver errata for part numbers BL[G]048, BL[G]049, BL[G]050, BL[G]051
Keywords: Bluestorm, BLG048, BL048, BLG049, BL049, BLG050, BL050, BLG051, BL051, BlueStorm/LP, Driver, 6+2
Date: April 17, 2009
Revision: 0.02 April 17/2009
BlueStorm Product Errata
The following BlueStorm/LP product part numbers (which are built as 6 ports, RS232 and 2 ports, RS422/485) exhibit the operational errata.
- BL048, BLG048
- BL049, BLG049
- BL050, BLG050
- BL051, BLG051
Nature of Errata:
Ports #5 and #6 of the above affected products are physically RS232 ports, but they will be misidentified by Windows (and other Drivers) as being capable of supporting RS422/485 settings. Although the RS485 Options are available, a simple work around exists which allows the RS232 port to function normally.
After driver installation the BlueStorm board will appear in the ‘Device Manager’ (Control Panel → System → Hardware → Device Manager) as CTI 8-PORT PCI UART RS232/485, similar to the following:
Navigating to the property page (CTI PCI UART Serial Port 5/6 → Port Settings → Advanced) indicates these setup options:
Make sure that the RS-485 Option is set to Full Duplex, this allows the physical RS-232 port to function normally. This setting is the default when the Driver is initially installed.
End of KDB-313