PCI Express: BlueStorm/Express LP

  • Flexibility: x1 Lane PCI Express card compatible with any available x1, x4, x8 or x16 PCI Express slot.
  • Speed: Bi-directional data communication speeds up to 1.8432 Mbps (RS-422/485) and 921.8Kbps (RS-232)
  • Performance: Each port has up to 64 bytes of transmit and receive FIFO buffers, automatic hardware and software flow control
  • Protection: IEC 61000-4 compatible on all signals, all ports
Part #: BFG001, BFG001-01, BFG002, BFG002-01, BFG002-02, BFG002-03, BFG002-04, BFG005, BFG005-02, BFG005-03 Category: Tags: ,

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The BlueStorm/Express family offers reliable, high speed data transfer for your PCI Express system.

The BlueStorm/Express LP is a low profile x1 lane, PCI Express serial card offering eight ports of RS-232/422/485 connectivity, compatible with any PCI Express slot. Bi-directional data speeds up to 7.8 Mbps (RS-422/485) ensure your data acquisition, office automation, POS, self-service kiosk or scientific/instrumentation applications communicate in a reliable, cost-effective manner.

BlueStorm/Express LP is compatible with x1, x4, x8 and x16 lane PCI Express slots. Upgrading a PCI system to the more efficient PCI Express requires a hardware change only – your new PCI Express system is backwards compatible with PCI software.

All Connect Tech PCI Express cards are FCC certified and CE marked.

Specifications

Ports

8 ports

Electrical Interfaces

Hardware selectable RS-232/422/485

Connectors

DB-25 cables, DB-9 cables, DB-9 external I/O box

Control Signals

RS-232: TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, RI, DTR, DSR, DCD, RS-422/485: TxD+/-, RxD+/-, RTS+/-, CTS+/-

Baud Rate

RS-232: 50 bps to 1 Mbps, RS-422/485: 50 bps to 7.8 Mbps

Interrupts

Assigned by Plug and Play resources

Memory Addresses

Assigned by Plug and Play resources

UART Type

PCIe octal UART with up to 254 bytes transmit and receive FIFO buffers for each port

Dimensions

Length: 14.699 cm/5.787” Height: 6.891 cm/2.713"

Operating Temperature

0°C to +70°C (+32°F to +158°F)

Storage Temperature

-40°C to +105°C (-40°F to +221°F)

Humidity

5 to 95% non-condensing

Bus

PCI Express

Operating System

Linux, QNX, SCO Unix, Solaris, Windows

Surge Suppression

IEC 1000-4 compatible on all signals, all ports

System Interfaces

One PCI Express x1 card edge

Power Requirements

+3.3V DC @ 675mA (max), 100mA (min)

Regulatory Approvals

FCC Class A, ICES-003 Class A

Downloads for PCI Express: BlueStorm/Express LP – BFG

Downloads support: BFG001, BFG001-01, BFG002, BFG002-01, BFG002-02, BFG002-03, BFG002-04, BFG005, BFG005-02, BFG005-03

Drivers for BlueStorm/Express

Operating System Driver Information Resources
Windows 10 Name: winctipu-v101-w10.zip
Version: v101-w10
Released: 02.23.2018
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Install Guide
Windows 8, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-Bit, Windows Vista, Windows Vista 64-Bit, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 64-Bit Name: winctipu-v101.zip
Version: v101
Released: 02.23.2018
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Install Guide
Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 64-Bit, Windows XP, Windows XP 64-Bit, Windows 2000 Name: winctipu-v101.zip
Version: v101
Released: 02.23.2018
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Windows XP Embedded Name: winctipu-v101.zip
Version: v101
Released: 02.23.2018
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Install Guide
Windows CE 5.0 Name: ctice500_1_0_0_0.zip
Version: 1.0.0.0
Released: 10.20.2006
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Install Guide
Linux (3.9.x +) Name: cti_serial_144.tgz
Version: 1.44
Released: 06.23.2020
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Install Guide
Linux (2.6.39, 3.8.x) Name: cti_serial_125a.tgz
Version: 1.25
Released: 08.11.2014
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Install Guide
Linux (2.6.18 to 2.6.38) Name: cti_serial_113a-2.6.38.tgz
Version: 1.13a-2.6.38
Released: 08.11.2014
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Install Guide
Linux 2.4 Name: ctipu-24-1.12.tar.gz
Version: 1.12
Released: 12.09.2008
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Install Guide
QNX 7 Name: ctipuiq7v224.tar
Version: 2.24v7
Released: 2018.06.14
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Install Guide
QNX 6 (Neutrino) Name: ctipuiq6v221_65.tgz
Version: 2.21v65 (QNX6.4+)
Released: 03.02.2017
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Install Guide
QNX 4 Name: BL-QNX4_120.tar
Version: 1.20
Released: 10.27.2011
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Install Guide
Solaris 10 (32-bit) Name: ctiblsolpkg2.12.gz
Version: 2.12
Released: 03.28.2008
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Install Guide
SCO Unix/Openserver Name: bhblbe-sco-v400-install.tar
Version: 4.00
Released: 12.06.2006
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Install Guide

Drivers support:

BlueStorm/Express: BEG001, BEG002, BEG002-01, BEG002-02, BEG005, BEG005-01, BEG005-02, BEG005-03, BEG006, BEG006-01, BEG006-02, BEG006-03

BlueStorm/Express Opto: BBG001, BBG001-01, BBG003, BBG003-01

BlueStorm/Express LP: BFG001, BFG001-01, BFG002, BFG002-01, BFG002-02, BFG002-03, BFG002-04, BFG005, BFG005-02, BFG005-03

BlueStorm/Express LP Opto: BCG001, BCG001-01, BCG003, BCG003-01

BlueStorm/Express Isolated: ONLY BDG001-01

BlueStorm/Express 8/16 RS-232: BEG011, BEG011-01

BlueStorm/SP RJ-11: BTG008, BTG008-01

Mini PCI Express Serial: MPG001, MPG002, MPG003, MPG004

Ordering Information

Main Products
Part Number Description
BFG001 BlueStorm/Express LP, 8 ports, 921600 / 1843200 bps
*Note: This product has been replaced with the BFG002 (1000000 / 7812500 bps)
BFG001-01 BlueStorm/Express LP, 8 ports with CBG009 cable, 921600 / 1843200 bps
*Note: This product has been replaced with the BFG002-01 (1000000 / 7812500 bps)
BFG002 BlueStorm/Express LP, 8 ports. Designed and built for installation in a low profile chassis.
BFG002-01 BlueStorm/Express LP, 8 ports with CBG009 cable. Designed and built for installation in a low profile chassis.
BFG002-02 BlueStorm/Express LP, 8 ports with CBG026 cable. Designed and built for installation in a low profile chassis.
BFG002-04 BlueStorm/Express LP, 8 ports with CBG033 cable. Designed and built for installation in a low profile chassis.
BFG005 BlueStorm/Express LP, 8 ports. Designed and built for installation in a standard height chassis.
BFG005-02 BlueStorm/Express LP, 8 ports with CBG026 cable. Designed and built for installation in a standard height chassis.
BFG005-03 BlueStorm/Express LP, 8 ports with IOBG08BLV1 I/O box. Designed and built for installation in a standard height chassis.
Cables/Accessories
Part Number Description
CBG009 8x DB-9 Male
CBG026 8x DB-25 Male, 0.3m length
IOBG08DB9V1 8x DB-9 Male I/O Box, Provides Universal DB9M, 1.220 length
CBG033 8x DB-9 Male, 1.220 length
IOBG08BLV1 8x DB-9 Male I/O Box, 1.220m length

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