PCI Express: BlueStorm/Express

  • Flexibility: x1 Lane PCI Express card compatible with any available x1, x4, x8 or x16 PCI Express slot.
  • Speed: Bidirectional 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 for your PCI Express applications
  • Protection: Surge suppression and optical isolation options
Part #: BEG001, BEG002, BEG002-01, BEG002-02, BEG005, BEG005-01, BEG005-02, BEG005-03, BEG006, BEG006-01, BEG006-02, BEG006-03, BEG012, BEG013 Category: Tags: ,

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BlueStorm/Express provides reliable, high speed data transfer for PCI Express systems. These x1 lane PCI Express serial cards offer two, four, eight or 16 ports of RS-232/422/485 connectivity and are compatible with any PCI Express slot. Bidirectional data speeds up to 1.8432 Mbps (RS-422/485) ensure fast communications for your industrial and embedded applications.

BlueStorm/Express supports three RS-422/485 modes: full duplex (four wire) with RTS/CTS flow control, half duplex (two wire) with auto TxD echo cancellation and multi-drop (four wire) communications.

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

Specifications

Ports

2, 4, 8 or 16 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 921.6 Kbps, RS-422/485: 50 bps to 1.8432 Mbps

Interrupts

Assigned by Plug and Play resources

Memory Addresses

Assigned by Plug and Play resources

UART Type

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

Dimensions

2 and 4 port models: Length: 10.86 cm/4.275" Height: 10.92 cm/4.300", 8 and 16 port models: Length: 14.699 cm/5.775" Height: 11.1125cm/4.375"

Operating Temperature

0°C to +70°C (+32°F to +158°F)

Storage Temperature

-55°C to +105°C (-67°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 (optional)

System Interfaces

One PCI Express x1 card edge

Power Requirements

+3.3V DC @ 400mA (typical)

Regulatory Approvals

FCC Class A
ICES-003 Class A
EN50082-2
EN 55022 Class A
EN 55024

Downloads for PCI Express: BlueStorm/Express

Downloads support: BEG001, BEG002, BEG002-01, BEG002-02, BEG005, BEG005-01, BEG005-02, BEG005-03, BEG006, BEG006-01, BEG006-02, BEG006-03

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
BEG001 BlueStorm/Express, 2 ports
BEG002 BlueStorm/Express, 4 ports
BEG002-01 BlueStorm/Express, 4 ports with CAG04DX cable
BEG002-02 BlueStorm/Express, 4 ports with CAG04DB25 cable
BEG005 BlueStorm/Express, 8 ports
BEG005-01 BlueStorm/Express, 8 ports with CBG009 cable
BEG005-02 BlueStorm/Express, 8 ports with CBG026 cable
BEG005-03 BlueStorm/Express, 8 ports with IOBG08BLV1 I/O Box
BEG006 BlueStorm/Express, 16 ports
BEG006-01 BlueStorm/Express, 16 ports with CBG009 cable
BEG006-02 BlueStorm/Express, 16 ports with CBG026 cable
BEG006-03 BlueStorm/Express, 16 ports with IOBG08BLV1 I/O Box
BEG012 BlueStorm/Express, 2 ports (BEG001 Next Generation)
BEG013 BlueStorm/Express, 4 ports (BEG002 Next Generation)
Cables/Accessories
Part Number Description
CAG04DX 4x DB-9 Male
CAG04DB25 4x DB-25 Male
CBG009 8x DB-9 Male
CBG026 8x DB-25 Male, 0.305m length
IOBG08BLV1 8x DB-9 Male I/O Box, 1.220m length

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