Serial Boards

Serial boards are hardware devices that can be used to add serial port connectivity (a type of connection on computers used for peripherals such as older printers and gaming controllers) to your computer or server. They offer a direct connection between your computer and any device that uses one of the serial data transmission standards such as RS232 and RS485. Most serial boards can slot into the back of your desktop.

What are serial boards used for?

Some serial boards provide connectivity to independent serial channels while others can give multiple connections. A single serial board, for example, can use a serial cable to give up to eight RS232 (DB9) serial connections. Serial boards are designed for time-sensitive and industrial applications including:

  • Court reporting
  • Automotive diagnostics
  • Security
  • Point of Sale (PoS) systems
  • Industrial automation
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Factory control

Types of serial boards

Serial boards come in a broad range of options, from the shape of the connectors to the type of interface. Some of the types include:

  • PCIe RS232 Serial Boards
  • PCI RS232 Boards
  • Express Card RS232 Serial Boards
  • Interface PCI LPT, RS232 Boards
  • PCI RS422, RS485 Boards

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Description Price Bus Type Communication Interface Number of Ports Connection Port Maximum Baud Rate FIFO Size
RS Stock No. 668-5506
Mfr. Part No.ES-357
BrandBrainboxes
£151.44
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- Serial 2 RS232, RS422, RS485 230.4kbit/s 32 (Receiver) B, 256 (Transmitter) B
RS Stock No. 616-1892
BrandRS PRO
£16.35
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PCI Serial 2 RS232 - -
RS Stock No. 357-5535
Mfr. Part No.CC-525
BrandBrainboxes
£232.65
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PCI Serial 2 RS422, RS485 15Mbit/s 128 B
RS Stock No. 481-1264
Mfr. Part No.UC-313
BrandBrainboxes
£75.74
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PCI Serial 2 RS232 921.6kbit/s 128 B
RS Stock No. 668-5499
Mfr. Part No.PX-324
BrandBrainboxes
£91.98
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PCIe Serial 1 RS422, RS485 921.6kbit/s 128 B
RS Stock No. 528-9012
Mfr. Part No.IS-200
BrandBrainboxes
£30.28
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PCI Serial 2 RS232 115.2kbit/s 16 B
RS Stock No. 481-1258
Mfr. Part No.UC-324
BrandBrainboxes
£64.91
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PCI Serial 1 - 921.6kbit/s 128 B
RS Stock No. 898-8541
Mfr. Part No.PEX2S952
BrandStartech
£37.65
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PCIe Serial 2 RS232 460.8kbit/s 128 B
RS Stock No. 760-0477
Mfr. Part No.IX-250
BrandBrainboxes
£43.55
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PCIe Serial 2 RS232 - 16 B
RS Stock No. 793-4547
Mfr. Part No.25-COMM-P
£124.00
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- - - Ethernet - -
RS Stock No. 793-4571
Mfr. Part No.25-COMM-E2P
£212.00
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- - 2 Profibus - -
RS Stock No. 760-0468
Mfr. Part No.IX-200
BrandBrainboxes
£43.55
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PCIe Serial 2 RS232 - 16 B
RS Stock No. 514-4739
Mfr. Part No.UC-302
BrandBrainboxes
£128.57
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PCI Serial 2 RS232 921.6kbit/s 128 B
RS Stock No. 668-5509
Mfr. Part No.PX-313
BrandBrainboxes
£183.96
Each
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PCIe Serial 2 RS422, RS485 921.6kbit/s 128 B
RS Stock No. 898-8545
Mfr. Part No.PEX2S553
BrandStartech
£38.71
Each
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PCIe Serial 2 RS232 460.8kbit/s 128 B
RS Stock No. 389-596
Mfr. Part No.PX-257F
BrandBrainboxes
£140.63
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PCIe Serial 2 RS232 921.6kbit/s 128 B
RS Stock No. 481-1703
Mfr. Part No.UC-101
BrandBrainboxes
£91.98
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PCI Serial 2 RS232 115.2kbit/s 128 B
RS Stock No. 898-8560
Mfr. Part No.PEX8S952
BrandStartech
£178.80
Each
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PCIe Serial 8 RS232 460.8kbit/s 128 B
RS Stock No. 413-346
Mfr. Part No.VX-001
BrandBrainboxes
£77.10
Each
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ExpressCard Serial 1 RS232 921.6kbit/s 128 (Transmitter) B, 256 (Receiver) B
RS Stock No. 481-1270
Mfr. Part No.UC-346
BrandBrainboxes
£259.71
Each
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PCI Serial 4 RS422, RS485 921.6kbit/s 128 B