Converter allows PC users to connect a serial device to a system that uses a USB interface
Subs & Systems
Allowing PC users to connect a serial device to a system that uses a USB
interface, Advantech's USB-4604 series is now available from Mouser. To
attach the USB-4604B/4604BM to a PC, users do not need to open the chassis
or power down their PC. The converter allows them to get extra high-speed
RS-232/422/485 ports. The power is derived from the USB port, so there are
no power adapters to deal with. This makes the USB-4604B/4604BM especially
suitable for modems, printers, POS systems and industrial control devices.
Supporting USB2.0 high speed, USB-4604B/4604BM features several powerful
functions such as high-speed 921.6 kbps transmission, support for various
operating systems, independent RS-232/422/485 ports and more. By simply
plugging in a USB hub, USB-4604B and USB-4604BM eliminates the configuration
issues associated with high-priced, older card solutions. Users only have to
install the drivers, no need to set cards slots, IRQ addresses, DMA channels
or device addresses, says the company.