Industrial USB > 13 13-16 www. m oxa. com UPort® 1600-8 Series Industrial USB UPort® 1600-8 Series 8-port RS-232 and RS-232/422/485 USB-to-serial converters The UPort® 1600-8 USB-to-serial converters allow you to connect 8 RS-232 or RS-232/422/485 devices to your laptop or workstation through the USB (Universal Serial Bus) port. The UPort® 1600-8 converters are compatible with new and legacy serial devices, and they are perfect for instrumentation and manufacturing applications. Medical scientists and pharmaceutical researchers rely on sophisticated laboratory equipment to discover new treatments for patients. Most research is carried out in teams given the complex and collaborative nature of medical science. Scientists often transfer images and data from microscopes and other equipment to each other’s laptops or desktop computers. Connecting all of these pieces of equipment usually requires multiple serial ports, one for each peripheral device. Since computers are only equipped with a limited number of serial ports, expanding a USB connection into multiple serial ports can provide researchers with the connectivity they need to make their next scientific breakthrough. Moxa’s solution is the UPort® 1610-8, which is an RS-232 USB-to-serial converter that can be used to connect multiple serial interface microscopes and other equipment to a computer’s USB port. The UPort® 1610-8 provides the following benefits: • Up to 8 ports for easy USB-to-serial expansion • True USB 2.0 high-speed transmission for large data transmission • 128-byte FIFO and on-chip hardware and software flow control to ensure stable data transmission • Easy troubleshooting with LED indicators for each serial port • Compatibility with both laptop and desktop PCs Overview Typical Application Topology › ›Hi-Speed USB 2.0 for up to 480 Mbps USB transmission › ›921.6 kbps maximum baudrate for super fast data transmission › ›15N high retention USB Type B connector › ›128-byte FIFO and on-chip H/W, S/W flow control › ›COM port assignments maintained across different PCs › ›Supports fixed-base COM Utility for setting the initial extended COM port number › ›Mini DB9 female to terminal block adapter for easy wiring › ›Drivers provided for Windows, WinCE, and Linux › ›Locking power cord