PCI Express: BlueStorm/Express Opto

  • 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: 3kV of optical isolation on each port
Part #: BBG001, BBG001-01, BBG003, BBG003-01 Category: Tags: , ,

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An extension of Connect Tech’s PCI Express product family, the BlueStorm/Express Opto offers dependability and high speed data transfer rates along with 3kV optical isolation. This added protection makes PCI Express Opto cards ideal in environments where harsh conditions may disrupt communications.

Available with four ports of RS-232/422/485 connectivity, these PCI Express x1 lane cards are compatible with x1, x4, x8, x16 lane PCI Express slots. Upgrading a PCI system to the more efficient PCI Express requires a hardware change only as your new PCI Express system is backwards compatible with PCI software.

Bi-directional data speeds up to 1.8432 Mbps ensure fast data acquisition and communications. PCI Express lets you experience more responsiveness while reducing the load on your network.

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



4 ports

Electrical Interfaces

Hardware selectable RS-232/422/485


RJ-45 to DB-9 cables

Control Signals

RS-232: TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, RS-422/485: TxD+/-, RxD+/-, RTS+/-, CTS+/-

Baud Rate

RS-232: 50 bps to 921.6 Kbps, RS-422/485: 50 bps to 1.8432 Mbps


Assigned by Plug and Play resources

Memory Addresses

Assigned by Plug and Play resources


Dual UARTs with up to 64 bytes transmit and receive FIFO buffers for each port


Length: 14.699 cm/5.775" Height: 11.049 cm/4.350"

Operating Temperature

0°C to +70°C (+32°F to +158°F)

Storage Temperature

-40°C to +105°C (-40°F to +221°F)


5 to 95% non-condensing


PCI Express

Operating System

Linux, QNX, SCO Unix, Solaris, Windows

Optical Isolation

3kV optical isolation

System Interfaces

Any available PCI Express slot

Power Requirements

+12V DC @ 180mA, +3.3V DC @ 200mA

Regulatory Approvals

FCC Class A
ICES-003 Class A
EN 55022 Class A
EN 55024

Downloads for PCI Express: BlueStorm/Express Opto – BBG

Downloads support: BBG001, BBG001-01, BBG003, BBG003-01

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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Install Guide
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
Released: 10.20.2006
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Install Guide
Linux (3.9.x +) Name: cti_serial_146.tgz
Version: 1.46
Released: 04.16.2021
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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: ctipuiq7-1v224.tar
Version: 2.24v7
Released: 2022.07.05
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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
BBG001 BlueStorm/Express Opto, 4 ports
BBG001-01 BlueStorm/Express Opto, 4 ports with CAGRJ4509 cable
BBG003 BlueStorm/Express Opto, 8 ports
BBG003-01 BlueStorm/Express Opto, 8 ports with CAG08FXDX cable
Part Number Description
CAGRJ4509 1x RJ-45, DB-9
CAG08FXDX 8x DB-9 Male

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