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StarTech 16 Port Low Profile RS232 PCI Express Serial Card & Cable

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*PRE data transfer rate of 921.6kbps,

The PEX16S952LP 16 Port Low Profile RS232 PCI Express Serial Card with Cable Included lets you turn a single low profile PCIe slot into 16 RS232 (DB9) serial connections.

The serial adapter card is based on a native single chip design that allows you to harness the full capability of PCI Express (PCIe), delivering optimum reliability and speed while reducing the load applied to the CPU by as much as 48% over conventional serial cards.

This low profile serial card is compatible with a broad range of operating systems, including Windows® 7, XP, and Server 2003, and features a VHDCI 68 pin connector with an included serial breakout cable for installation into a single low profile expansion card slot. The card also includes a full-sized bracket, for installation in standard form factor computers.

Backed by a lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Connector Type(s)PCI Express x1 Male
External PortsDB-9 (9 pin, D-Sub) Male
Internal PortsSP4 (4 pin, Small Drive Power) Male
Humidity5~95% RH
Operating Temperature0?C to 55?C (32?F to 131?F)
Storage Temperature-20?C to 85?C (-4?F to 185?F)
Bus TypePCI Express
Card TypeLow Profile (SP bracket incl.)
Chipset IDPLX/Oxford - OXPCIe958
Industry StandardsPCI Express 1.1, PCI Power Management 1.2
Port StyleDongle (Included)
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight1.2 kg [2.6 lb]
Data Bits5, 6, 7, 8
FIFO128 Bytes
Max Baud Rate921.6 Kbps
Serial ProtocolRS-232
Physical Characteristics
Product Height20 mm [0.8 in]
Product Length178 mm [7 in]
Product Weight1250 g [44.1 oz]
Product Width68 mm [2.7 in]
OS CompatibilityWindows? 98SE, ME, 2000, CE 4.2/5.0/6.0, 2000, XP Embedded, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server? 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions only
What's in the Box
Included in Package16 port breakout cable
16 Port Serial Card
Driver CD
Full Profile Bracket
Instruction Manual

Basic Specifications

SKU 210777
Brand Startech
Product Condition Brand New/Unused

Detailed Specifications

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity technology The technology that enables connectivity of the device, e.g. wired or wireless.
Host interface Interface that enables a host controller to communicate with a driver.
PCI Express


Maximum data transfer rate The maximum speed with which data can be transmitted from one device to another.
0.9216 Mbit/s


Chipset Set of electronic components in an integrated circuit that manages the data flow between the processor, memory and peripherals. It is usually found in the motherboard of a computer. Chipsets are usually designed to work with a specific family of microprocessors. Because it controls communications between the processor and external devices, the chipset plays a crucial role in determining system performance.
PLX/Oxford - OXPCIe958

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T) The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 55 °C
Storage temperature (T-T) The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-20 - 85 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%

System requirements

Compatible operating systems List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows 2000/ XP(32/64-bit)/ Vista(32/64-bit)/ 7(32/64-bit), Linux Kernel 2.4.x - 2.6.x

Weight & dimensions

Width The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
68 mm
Depth The distance from the front to the back of something.
178 mm
Weight Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
1.25 kg

Packaging data

Package width The distance from one side of the packaging to the other.
70 mm
Package depth The distance from the front to the back of the packaging.
295 mm
Package height The distance from the top to the bottom of the packaging.
192 mm
Package weight Weight of the packaged product.
1.3 kg

Other features

Ports quantity The number of ports or external interfaces to which other equipment can be connected.
Package length
29.5 cm