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Serial Communication Cards

Advantech's Serial Communication Cards with industrial-grade certification are designed for field devices to accommodate multiple high performance peripherals that use the RS-232/422/485 serial communication protocol. Each serial communication card requires only one PCI or ISA slot to provide independent serial channels. With industrial-grade protection, Advantech provides field devices with multiport serial cards help to avoid system damage in harsh environments.

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    • Serial/CAN/GPIB/USB

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    • EFT Protection

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    • Surge Protection

37 total products

Part Number Description Communications General Protection
    Ports Serial/CAN/GPIB/USB Bus EFT Protection Isolation Protection Surge Protection
Part Number Description Communications General Protection
    Ports Serial/CAN/GPIB/USB Bus EFT Protection Isolation Protection Surge Protection
PCE-USB4-00A1E PCI Express x4, 4-Port USB 3.0 Expansion Card 4 USB 3.0 PCIe N/A N/A N/A
PCE-USB8-00A1E PCI Express x4, 4-Port USB 3.0 Expansion Card 8 USB 3.0 PCIe N/A N/A N/A
PCI-1602B-CE 2-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Communication Card 2 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 PCI 1 KV N/A 1 KV
PCI-1602C-AE 2-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Communication Card 2 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 PCI 1 KV 3 KV 1 KV
PCI-1602UP-BE 2-port RS-422/485 Low-Profile Universal PCI Communication Card with Isolation Protection 2 RS-422/RS-485 PCI 1 KV 2.5 KV 1 KV
PCI-1604C-AE 2-port RS-232 PCI Communication Card 2 RS-232 PCI 1 KV 3 KV 1 KV
PCI-1604L-AE 2-port RS-232 PCI Communication Card 2 RS-232 PCI 1 KV - -
PCI-1604UP-BE 2-port RS-422/485 Low-Profile Universal PCI Communication Card with Isolation Protection 2 RS-232 PCI 1KV N/A 1,000 VDC
PCI-1610B-DE 4-port RS-232 PCI Communication Card 4 RS-232 PCI 1 KV N/A 1 KV
PCI-1610C-CE 4-port RS-232 PCI Communication Card 4 RS-232 PCI 1 KV 3 KV 1 KV
PCI-1612B-DE 4-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Communication Card 4 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 PCI 1 KV N/A 1 KV
PCI-1612C-CE 4-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Communication Card 4 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 PCI 1 KV 3 KV 1 KV
PCI-1620A-DE 8-port RS-232 PCI Communication Card 8 RS-232 PCI 1 KV N/A -
PCI-1620B-DE 8-port RS-232 PCI Communication Card 8 RS-232 PCI 1 KV N/A 1 KV
PCI-1622B-DE 8-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Communication Card 8 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 PCI 1 KV N/A 1 KV
PCI-1622C-DE 8-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Communication Card 8 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 PCI 1 KV 3 KV 1 KV
PCI-1680U-BE 2-port CAN-bus Universal PCI Card with Isolation Protection 2 CAN PCI N/A 2.5 KV N/A
PCIE-1602B-AE 2-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Express Communication Card w/Surge & Isolation 2 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 PCIe 1 KV N/A 1 KV
PCIE-1602C-AE 2-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Express Communication Card w/Surge & Isolation 2 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 PCIe 1 KV 3 KV 1 KV
PCIE-1604B-AE 2-port RS-232 PCI Express Communication Card w/Surge & Isolation 2 RS-232 PCIe 1 KV N/A 1 KV
PCIE-1604C-AE 2-port RS-232 PCI Express Communication Card w/Surge & Isolation 2 RS-232 PCIe 1 KV 3 KV 1 KV
PCIE-1610B-AE 4-port RS-232 PCI Express Communication Card w/Surge 4 RS-232 PCIe 1 KV N/A 1 KV
PCIE-1612B-AE 4-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Express Communication Card w/Surge & Isolation 4 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 PCIe 1 KV N/A 1 KV
PCIE-1612C-AE 4-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Express Communication Card w/Surge & Isolation 4 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 PCIe 1 KV 3 KV 1 KV
PCIE-1620A-BE 8-port RS-232 PCI Express Communication Card 8 RS-232 PCIe 1 KV N/A N/A
PCIE-1622B-BE 8-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Express Communication Card 8 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 PCIe 1 KV N/A 1 KV
PCIE-1622C-AE 8-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Express Communication Card 8 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 PCIe 1 KV 3 KV 1 KV
PCIE-1680-AE 2-Port CAN-Bus PCIE card with Isolation Protection 2 CAN PCIe N/A 2.5 KV N/A
PCL-741-AE 2-port RS-232 Current-loop Communication Card 2 RS-232 ISA N/A 2.5 KV N/A
PCL-841-A2E 2-port CAN-bus ISA Card with Isolation Protection 2 CAN ISA N/A 1 KV N/A
PCM-3610-CE 2-port RS-232/422/485 PC/104 Module with Isolation Protection 2 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 PC/104 1 KV 2.5 KV 1 KV
PCM-3612-BE 2-port RS-422/485 PC/104 Module 2 RS-422/RS-485 PC/104 N/A N/A N/A
PCM-3612I-AE 4-port RS-232/422/485 PCI-104 Module 4 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 PCI- 104 N/A N/A N/A
PCM-3614-AE 4-port RS-422/485 High-speed PC/104 Module 4 RS-422/RS-485 PC/104 N/A N/A N/A
PCM-3641-AE 4-port RS-232 High-speed PC/104 Module 4 RS-232 PC/104 N/A N/A N/A
PCM-3680-BE 2-port CAN-bus PC/104 Module with Isolation Protection 2 CAN PC/104 N/A 1 KV N/A
PCM-3680I-AE 2-port CAN-bus PCI-104 Module with Isolation Protection 2 CAN PCI- 104 N/A 2.5 KV N/A

Product Categories

  • PC/104 and PCI-104 Communication Cards (PCM-3600 Series)

    Advantech PC/104 Industrial Communication boards, which feature Ethernet, RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485 ports, are designed for communication applications that require good reliability and ease-of-use. These industrial communication boards can be applied into embedded multiport applications, POS systems, ATMs, and small Internet Servers.

    • PCM-3612I

      4-port RS-232/422/485 PCI-104 Module
    • PCM-3610

      The PCM-3610 isolated dual-port RS-232 and RS-422/RS-485 interface module supports all popular serial communication protocols and provides reliable high speed communication over long distances (4000 ft/1.2 km)
    • PCM-3612

      Advantech's new PC/104 module, the PCM-3612 Dual Port RS-422/485 Communication Module, features two surge protected, RS-422/485 configurable serial communication channels to provide an economical and compact multi-serial solution for systems with a PC/104 bus.
    • PCM-3614

      The PCM-3614 is a PC/104-compatible module with four individually configurable RS-422/485 ports. It works with PC/104 CPU modules to extend additional RS-2422/485 ports. The PCM-3614 also features lots of functions such as high transmission speed of 921.6 kbps, shared IRQ and more. It also provides high-performance 16C550 UART communication chip with 16-byte FIFO to reduce CPU load. This makes the PCM-3614 especially suitable for multitasking environments.
    • PCM-3641

      The PCM-3641 is a PC/104-compatible module with four individually configurable RS-232 ports. It works with PC/104 CPU modules to extend additional RS-232 ports. The PCM-3641 also features lots of functions such as high transmission speed 460 kbps; independent/shared IRQ and more. It also provides high-performance 16C554 UART communication chip with 16-byte FIFO to reduce CPU load. This makes the PCM-3641 especially suitable for multitasking environments.
  • PCI-bus Communication Cards (PCI-1600 Series)

    Advantech's Multiport Serial Cards are designed to accommodate multiple high performance peripherals for field devices that use the RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 serial communication protocol. Each card requires only one PCI or ISA slot to provide independent serial channels. With industrial-grade protection, Advantech multiport serial cards help to avoid system damage in harsh environments.

    • PCI-1604L

      The PCI-1604L is an 2-port RS-232 and compatible with the PCI 2.2 bus specification, The card provides 1 KV EFT protection , 8KV ESD protection and have many functions such as high transmission speed of 921.6 kbps; The card can work under a tough environment with -20 ~ 60°C operating temperature. PCI-1604L is an economical communication card for users who need to control several RS-232 devices.
    • PCI-1602

      The PCI-1601 and PCI-1602 are two RS-422/485 PCI communication cards that are compatible with the PCI 2.2 bus specification. Both cards provide EFT protected RS-422/485 ports, and come with features such as: high transmission speed of 921.6 kbps, optional isolation protection, windows utility software and more. The cards also come with high-performance OXuPCI952 UART with a 128-byte FIFO to reduce CPU load. This makes the PCI-1601 and PCI-1602 especially suitable for multitasking environments.
    • PCI-1604

      These RS-232/422/485 PCI communication cards are compatible with the PCI 2.2 bus specification for universal connectivity and low-profile PCI cards. The PCI-1604UP provides two independent RS-232 ports, while the PCI-1602UP has two RS-422/485 ports. To improve system performance, all cards allow transmission rates up to 921.6 kbps. To increase reliability, the cards offer EFT protection, protecting your system from abrupt high voltages up to 2,500 VDC. High-performance OXuPC1952 and OXuPC1954 UARTs with 128-byte FIFO, reduces the CPU load, making the cards especially suitable for multitasking environments. The cards follow the Low Profile PCI MD1 standard. This standard has the same protocol and electronic definition as standard PCI, but the low-profile PCI standard is smaller. Thus, the cards are suitable for embedded systems, and size-constrained environments. Moreover, all cards are equipped with an universal PCI connector, which allows support for traditional systems with 5 V signaling or newer systems with 3.3 V signaling.
    • PCI-1610

      The PCI-1610 is a four port RS-232, and PCI-1612 is a four port RS-232/422/485 PCI communication card that are compatible with the PCI 2.2 bus specification, and offer transmission speeds up to 921.6 kbps. They also support any baud rate setting, for example 500 kbps is acceptable. The PCI-1610 and PCI-1612 also come with high-performance OXuPCI954 UART with 128-byte FIFO to reduce CPU load. These components make your system more stable and reliable. Thus, the PCI-1610 and PCI-1612 are especially suitable for multitasking environments. Both the PCI-1610 and PCI-1612 have an universal PCI connector that is compatible with both the latest 3.3 V signaling systems and the traditional 5V signaling system. This gives high compatibility and allows usage in diverse systems. To further increase reliability, the cards can protect your system from abrupt high voltages up to 2,000 voltage thanks to EFT protection technology. PCI-1610C and PCI-1612C also provide 2,500 voltage optical isolation to protect your PC and equipment against damages from ground loops in harsh environments.
    • PCI-1612

      The PCI-1610 is a four port RS-232, and PCI-1612 is a four port RS-232/422/485 PCI communication card that are compatible with the PCI 2.2 bus specification, and offer transmission speeds up to 921.6 kbps. They also support any baud rate setting, for example 500 kbps is acceptable. The PCI-1610 and PCI-1612 also come with high-performance OXuPCI954 UART with 128-byte FIFO to reduce CPU load. These components make your system more stable and reliable. Thus, the PCI-1610 and PCI-1612 are especially suitable for multitasking environments. Both the PCI-1610 and PCI-1612 have an universal PCI connector that is compatible with both the latest 3.3 V signaling systems and the traditional 5V signaling system. This gives high compatibility and allows usage in diverse systems. To further increase reliability, the cards can protect your system from abrupt high voltages up to 2,000 voltage thanks to EFT protection technology. PCI-1610C and PCI-1612C also provide 2,500 voltage optical isolation to protect your PC and equipment against damages from ground loops in harsh environments.
    • PCI-1620

      The PCI-1620 is an eight port RS-232, and PCI-1622 is an eight port RS-422/485 PCI communication card that are compatible with the PCI 2.2 bus specification, and offer transmission speeds up to 921.6 kbps.They also support any baud rate setting, for example 500 kbps is acceptable. PCI-1620 and PCI-1622 also come with high-performance OXuPC1954 UART with 128- byte FIFO to reduce CPU load. These components make your system more stable and reliable. Thus, the PCI-1620 and PCI-1622 are especially suitable for multitasking environments. The PCI-1620 and PCI-1622 have an universal PCI connector that is compatible with both the latest 3.3 V signaling systems and the traditional 5V signaling system. This gives high compatibility and allows usage in diverse systems. To further increase reliability, the PCI-1620 and PCI-1622 offer EFT protection technology, protecting your system from electrical surges up to 2,500 volts. The PCI-1622C also provides 2,500 voltage optical isolation to protect your PC and equipment against damages from ground loops in harsh environments.
    • PCI-1622

      The PCI-1620 is an eight port RS-232, and PCI-1622 is an eight port RS-422/485 PCI communication card that are compatible with the PCI 2.2 bus specification, and offer transmission speeds up to 921.6 kbps.They also support any baud rate setting, for example 500 kbps is acceptable. PCI-1620 and PCI-1622 also come with high-performance OXuPC1954 UART with 128- byte FIFO to reduce CPU load. These components make your system more stable and reliable. Thus, the PCI-1620 and PCI-1622 are especially suitable for multitasking environments. The PCI-1620 is an eight port RS-232, and PCI-1622 is an eight port RS-422/485 PCI communication card that are compatible with the PCI 2.2 bus specification, and offer transmission speeds up to 921.6 kbps.They also support any baud rate setting, for example 500 kbps is acceptable. PCI-1620 and PCI-1622 also come with high-performance OXuPC1954 UART with 128- byte FIFO to reduce CPU load. These components make your system more stable and reliable. Thus, the PCI-1620 and PCI-1622 are especially suitable for multitasking environments.
  • PCI-bus Low-profile Cards (PCI-1600 Series)

    Advantech PCI-bus Industrial Communication cards provide high performance, Plug and Play enabled RS-232/422/485 solutions for data acquisition and industrial automation applications which make PCI-bus a good choice for dealing with the harsh industrial environment.

    • PCI-1602UP

      These RS-232/422/485 PCI communication cards are compatible with the PCI 2.2 bus specification for universal connectivity and low-profile PCI cards. The PCI-1604UP provides two independent RS-232 ports, while the PCI-1602UP has two RS-422/485 ports. To improve system performance, all cards allow transmission rates up to 921.6 kbps. To increase reliability, the cards offer EFT protection, protecting your system from abrupt high voltages up to 2,500 VDC. High-performance OXuPC1952 and OXuPC1954 UARTs with 128-byte FIFO, reduces the CPU load, making the cards especially suitable for multitasking environments. The cards follow the Low Profile PCI MD1 standard. This standard has the same protocol and electronic definition as standard PCI, but the low-profile PCI standard is smaller. Thus, the cards are suitable for embedded systems, and size-constrained environments. Moreover, all cards are equipped with an universal PCI connector, which allows support for traditional systems with 5 V signaling or newer systems with 3.3 V signaling.
  • PCI Express Communication Cards

    PCI Express is a very popular hardware interface used on many computer platforms and its high speed and high performance throughput that help make it ideal for automation applications. Advantech has leveraged its long experience in industrial automation to offer the most reliable and powerful PCI Express serial communication cards. These cards are designed to accommodate multiple high performance peripherals for field devices that use the RS-232/422/485 serial communication protocols.

    • PCE-USB

      PCI Express x4, 4-Port USB 3.0 Expansion Card
    • PCIE-1602

      2-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Express Communication Card w/Surge & Isolation
    • PCIE-1604

      2-port RS-232 PCI Express Communication Card w/Surge & Isolation
    • PCIE-1610

      4-port RS-232 PCI Express Communication Card w/Surge
    • PCIE-1612

      4-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Express Communication Card w/Surge & Isolation
    • PCIE-1620

      PCIE-1620 is an 8-port RS-232, and PCIE-1622 is an 8-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Express communication cards that are compatible with the PCI Express x 1 specification. The cards provide eight EFT protected RS-232/422/485 ports up to 2,500 VDC, and have many functions such as high transmission speed of 921.6 kbps; either eight independent RS-232 ports or eight independent RS-232/422/485 ports which comes with high-performance PCIe958 UARTs with 128-byte FIFO to reduce CPU load. Thus, the PCIE-1620/ PCIE-1622 are especially suitable for making your system reliable in multitasking environments.
    • PCIE-1622

      PCIE-1620 is an 8-port RS-232, and PCIE-1622 is an 8-port RS-232/422/485 PCI Express communication cards that are compatible with the PCI Express x 1 specification. The cards provide eight EFT protected RS-232/422/485 ports up to 2,500 VDC, and have many functions such as high transmission speed of 921.6 kbps; either eight independent RS-232 ports or eight independent RS-232/422/485 ports which comes with high-performance PCIe958 UARTs with 128-byte FIFO to reduce CPU load. Thus, the PCIE-1620/ PCIE-1622 are especially suitable for making your system reliable in multitasking environments.
    • PCIE-1672PC

      The PCIE-1672PC/PCIE-1674PC PoE (Power over Ethernet) PCIE series is PCI express communication card which supports 2 or 4 independent 10/100/1000BaseT(X) 802.3af (PoE) compliant Ethernet ports. With 12 VDC AT/ATX power input, the PCIE-1672PC/PCIE-1674PC can boost then provides up to 15.4 watts at 48 VDC power to maximum 2 or 4 x PoE ports on each module. It allows power to be supplied to connected devices, such as PoE-based GigE cameras in machine vision inspection systems, without the need to use separate PoE injectors for those applications. With its 2.25 KV isolation protection, and overload current/voltage protection on LAN ports, the PCIE-1672PC/PCIE-1674PC is ideally designed for scientific research instrumentations, Medical Research Instrumentations, Gigabit Ethernet surveillance IP cameras in intelligent transportation systems, which can also benefit from a scalable Gigabit backbone construction with Power-over-Ethernet support.
    • PCIE-1674PC

      The PCIE-1672PC/PCIE-1674PC PoE (Power over Ethernet) PCIE series is PCI express communication card which supports 2 or 4 independent 10/100/1000BaseT(X) 802.3af (PoE) compliant Ethernet ports. With 12 VDC AT/ATX power input, the PCIE-1672PC/PCIE-1674PC can boost then provides up to 15.4 watts at 48 VDC power to maximum 2 or 4 x PoE ports on each module. It allows power to be supplied to connected devices, such as PoE-based GigE cameras in machine vision inspection systems, without the need to use separate PoE injectors for those applications. With its 2.25 KV isolation protection, and overload current/voltage protection on LAN ports, the PCIE-1672PC/PCIE-1674PC is ideally designed for scientific research instrumentations, Medical Research Instrumentations, Gigabit Ethernet surveillance IP cameras in intelligent transportation systems, which can also benefit from a scalable Gigabit backbone construction with Power-over-Ethernet support.
  • CAN Communication Cards

    Advantech CAN communication card series are the special CAN controllers for connectivity of the Controller Area Network (CAN) to your PC. With its built-in CAN controllers, the Advantech CAN communication card series provide bus arbitration and error detection with an automatic transmission repeat function. This drastically reduces the chance of data loss and ensures system reliability. The on-board CAN controllers are located at different positions in the memory, and you can run both CAN controllers independently in the controller area network at the same time.

    • PCIE-1680

      The PCIE-1680 is a special purpose communication card that offers connectivity to Controller Area Networks (CAN) on your PC. With its built-in CAN controllers, the PCIE-1680 provides bus arbitration and error detection with an automatic transmission repetition. This drastically reduces the chance of data loss and ensures system reliability.You can run both CAN controllers independently at the same time. The PCIE-1680 operates at baud rates up to 1 Mbps.
    • PCI-1680U

      PCI-1680U is a special purpose communication card that offers the connectivity of the Controller Area Network (CAN) to your PC. With its built-in CAN controllers, the PCI-1680U provides bus arbitration and error detection with an automatic transmission repeat function. This drastically reduces the chance of data loss and ensures system reliability. The on-board CAN controllers are located at different positions in the memory, and you can run both CAN controllers independently at the same time. Besides, PCI-1680U has a universal PCI connector, which is compatible with both new 3.3 V signaling systems and traditional 5 V signaling systems. With high-compatibility, the PCI-1680U can be used in diverse systems.
    • PCL-841

      The PCL-841 is special purpose communication cards which offer the connectivity of the Controller Area Network to your PC. With its built-in CAN controllers, the PCL-841 provides bus arbitration and error detection with an automatic transmission repeat function. This drastically reduces the chance of data loss and ensures system reliability. The onboard CAN controllers are located at different positions in the memory. You can run both CAN controllers independently at the same time. The PCL-841 operates at baud rates up to 1 Mbps and can be installed in a PC expansion slot.
    • PCM-3680

      The PCM-3680 is a special purpose communication module which offers connectivity of the Controller Area Network to your PC. With the built-in CAN controller, the PCM-3680 provides bus arbitration and error detection with automatic transmission repeat function.
    • PCM-3680I

      PCM-3680I is designed for connecting control units and transmissions in automation applications. CAN enables real-time data transmission and error detection; and even when errors accidentally occur, CAN networks will automatically repeat transmissions, drastically reducing data loss and providing higher levels of security. Furthermore, PCM-3680I features an optical isolation protection of 2500 VDC which greatly ensures system reliability by protecting data against damage.
  • ISA-bus Communication Cards

    Advantech ISA-bus Industrial Communication cards provide excellent RS-232/422/485 solutions for industrial automation and data acquisition applications, and make ISA-bus Industrial Communication cards good choices for working in harsh industrial environments.

    • PCL-740

      The PCL-740 offers a versatile range of high speed interfacing options. You can switch its single port between the popular RS-232, long distance RS-422, multi-drop RS-485, or noise-resistant current-loop. The card’s 16C550 UART has an on-chip 16-byte FIFO buffer for faster and more reliable communication, especially under Windows.The card has two 16C550 UARTs with on-chip 16-byte FIFO buffers. The UARTs buffer data into 16-byte packets before sending it to the bus. This drastically reduces CPU load and avoids data loss when the system is busy and cannot process the interrupt quickly. These FIFO buffers make the PCL-741 especially suitable for high speed serial I/O under Windows. Onboard optical isolators protect your PC and equipment against damage from ground loops, increasing system reliability in harsh environments.
    • PCL-741

      The PCL-740 offers a versatile range of high speed interfacing options. You can switch its single port between the popular RS-232, long distance RS-422, multi-drop RS-485, or noise-resistant current-loop. The card’s 16C550 UART has an on-chip 16-byte FIFO buffer for faster and more reliable communication, especially under Windows.The card has two 16C550 UARTs with on-chip 16-byte FIFO buffers. The UARTs buffer data into 16-byte packets before sending it to the bus. This drastically reduces CPU load and avoids data loss when the system is busy and cannot process the interrupt quickly. These FIFO buffers make the PCL-741 especially suitable for high speed serial I/O under Windows. Onboard optical isolators protect your PC and equipment against damage from ground loops, increasing system reliability in harsh environments.

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