MCX/BP range

Industrial 2 to 64 ports serial boards
MCX/BP range

The MCXUNI/BP cards are designed to drive from 8 to 64 (8-line module) asynchronous RS232/422 lines. Under certain conditions it is also possible to support synchronous serial links.
The solution is in the form of a universal PCI card (reference MCXUNI/BP -00) connected to 8-line external cases (MCX -BP).

 

We also offer a 8-line case model (reference MCX- BPMR) to have RS232, RS422 or RS485 isolated lines.

 

All the features of the card are accessible through a driver that allows addressing each of the serial channels as a traditional COM port (using the Win32 API on Windows or Linux file interface).

Technical characteristics of the board

 

 

Baud rate

 

Non-standard speed choice

 

 
 

 

Dimensions

 

215mm (L) x 106 mm (H)

 

 
 

 

Power consumption

 

+5V : 1.3 A max., +12V & -12V : 0 mA

 

 
 

 

Operating conditions

 

-5°C to +65°C (our manufacturing process includes cyclical tests between -20°C and +80°C).

 

 
 

 

Standards

 

CE

 

 
 

 

Peripheral drivers

 

Windows and Linux peripheral drivers, controlled like standard COM ports

 

 

 

Technical characteristics of the MCXBP case

 

 

Number of channels

 

8 (up to 8 eight-line cases, that is 64 lines in total)

MCXPWS power supply required from 3 cases

 

 
 

 

Format

 

Asynchronous. 5, 6, 7 or 8 bits per character. 1, 11/2, 2 stop bits.

Parity : Even, Odd, Mark, Space or none.

The MCXBP case can also support certain synchronous formats (consult us)

 

 
 

 

Buffer size 

 

8ko in transmission and 512o in reception on each channel

 

 
 

 

Flow control 

 

Hardware (RTS/CTS) and/or (XON/XOFF)

 

 
 

 

Line interface

 

RS232 / RS422 switchable channel by channel by software

 

 
 

 

Connectors

 

SUB D25 female

RS232 : TxD, RxD, RTS, DTR, CTS, DCD, RI, RxCLOCK, TxCLCK-I, TxCLOCK

RS422 : ± RxCLOCK (120 ohms), ± RxDATA (120 ohms), ± TxCLOCK, ± TxDATA (± RxCLOCK & ± TxCLOCK on ports 1 to 3 only)

 

 
 

 

Protection

 

All signals are protected against ESD and surges, they are all HF filtered

 

 
 

 

Speed max.

 

RS232 : 250 kbps

RS422 : 250 kbps (4 Mbps isochronous)

 

 
 

 

Signaling

 

1 LED RS232/RS422 per line

1 LED for activity

1 LED for power

 

 
 

 

Dimensions, weight

 

255mm (L) x 122 mm(l) x 35 mm(H), weight = 970g + 40g (connector protective covers)

Cable's size between the case and the board : 150cm

 

 
 

 

Power consumption

 

+5V : 0.8 A max.

+12V : 83 mA max.

-12V : 83 mA max.

 

 

 

Technical characteristics of the modular case

 

 

Number of channels

 

8 (up to 8 eight-line cases, that is 64 lines in total)

MCXPWS power supply required from 3 cases

 

 
 

 

Line interface

 

A dedicated user selectable module (MR232-ISO module for RS232, MR400-ISO module for RS422/RRS485, MRBdC module for 20mA current loop) offers customers a selection of 3 interfaces for each channel.

Automatic turn around in RS485.

 

 
 

 

Connectors

RS232  

RS422/RS485  

Current loop  

 

 

Sub D25 female (TxD, RxD, RTS/DTR/TxCLOCK at the user's choice, CTS/DCD/RI/RxCLOCK/TxCLCK-I at the user's choice)

Sub D9 female (TxD, RxD, RTS/TxCLOCK, CTS/RxCLOCK)

Sub D25 female (TxD, RxD)

 

 
 

 

Protection

 

All signals are protected against ESD and surges, they are all HF filtered

Galvanic isolation 2 kV eff.

 

 
 

 

Speed max.

RS232  

RS422/RS485  

Current loop  

 

 

230 kbps

5 Mbps

57.6 kbps

 

 
 

 

Signaling

 

5 LEDs (power, TxD, RxD, the output signal selected, the input signal selected) per channel

 

 
 

 

Dimensions, weight

 

255mm (L) x 128 mm(l) x 86 mm(H), weight : 1580 g

Cable's size between the case and the board : 70 cm min / 75 cm max

 

 
 

 

Power consumption

 

With 8 MR232 : 1.2 A

With 8 MR400 : 800 mA

 

 

References to order

Board

 

 

MCXUNI/BP-00

 

8 to 64 ports universal PCI MCX board (PCI & PCI-X), delivered without case or cable. Warning: this card cannot operate without external case.

 

 
 

 

MCXCPCI/BP-00

 

8 to 64 ports CPCI 6U MCX board, delivered without case or cable. Warning: this card cannot operate without external case.

 

 
 

 

MCXUNI/S

 

 

2-port universal PCI MCX board (PCI & PCI-X). This card doesn't need any external case to operate.

 

 

 

MCXBP case

 

 

MCX-BP

 

8-channel RS232/422 expansion case

 

 

 

Modular case

 

 

MCX-BPMR-8-xxxxxxxx

 

MCX-BPMR case + a choice of 8 modules, delivered without MCX-CABLE

 

 
   

x = 2 : MR232ISO module

x = 4 : MR400ISO module

x = b : MRBDC module

 

 

 

Additional accessories

 

 

MCX-CABLE

 

Connection cable between the MCX-BP case (or MCX-BPMR) and the board, 1,5m length

 

 
 

 

MCX-PWS

 

Power supply (required from 3 cases)