Overview
Brainboxes Universal PCI Range

PCI slots, introduced in the early 1990's, are now being replaced by the new PCI Express slots. Our PCI cards, being compatible with both 5V and 3.3V slots, are universal PCI cards: uPCI.

Brainboxes manufacture an extensive range of PCI cards with 1 to 8 ports, RS232 or RS422/485, low profile or standard height, and with or without cables.

PCI cards are plug & play, fit internally to the PC and give the most secure add on solution for permanent installations.

PCI Spec

PCIe slots

Conventional PCI (part of the PCI Local Bus standard and often shortened to PCI) is a computer bus for attaching hardware devices in a computer. These devices can take either the form of an integrated circuit fitted onto the motherboard itself, called a planar device in the PCI specification, or an expansion card that fits into a slot. The name PCI is an initialism formed from Peripheral Component Interconnect. The PCI Local Bus is common in modern PCs, where it has displaced ISA and VESA Local Bus  as the standard expansion bus, and it also appears in many other computer types. Despite the availability of faster interfaces such as PCI-X and PCI Express, conventional PCI remains a very common interface.

PCI and PCI Express Comparison

 

PCI

Universal PCI

PCI Express

Brainboxes Range PCI slot has 1 key way and compatible with only 5V PCI slot
Universal PCI card, both key ways, therefore compatible with both 3.3V and 5V PCI slot
PCIe card compatible with all PCI Express slots
CC UC PX
Slot Compatibility Only 1 Key Way: Can only be inserted in 5V PCI slots 2 Key Ways: Can be inserted in either 3.3V or 5V PCI slots Can be inserted into ANY PCIe slot (x1,x2,x4,x8,x16)
Height PCI Express boards are the same height and length as PCI cards
Bracket PCI Express uses the same card brackets as PCI boards, either standard or Low Profile

Low Profile and Standard Height

Standard height PCI brackets fit into standard size PC's. Low Profile BRackets allow the serial card to fit into Low Profile PC's

Both PCI and PCIe cards can come in different heights. The height effects which kind of computer the card can fit into. Low Profile (or half height or low height) fit into slim PC's and servers. A general rule of thumb is that if the height of your PC (including case) is less than 4 inches ( 100mm) then it requires a low profile card. 

UC-146 - Parallel Port Printer PCI Card

UC-146

Parallel Port Printer PCI Card
1 Port DB9 LPT Printer Port PCI
UC-157 - Low Profile Parallel Port Printer PCI Card

UC-157

Low Profile Parallel Port Printer PCI Card
1 Port DB9 LPT Printer Port PCI Low Profile
UC-235 - 1 Port RS232 Low Profile PCI Serial Card

UC-235

1 Port RS232 Low Profile PCI Serial Card
1 Port DB9 RS232 PCI Low Profile
UC-246 - 1 Port RS232 PCI Serial Port Card

UC-246

1 Port RS232 PCI Serial Port Card
1 Port DB9 RS232 PCI
UC-464 - 1 Port RS232 Low Profile PCI Serial Card with LPT Parallel Printer Port

UC-464

1 Port RS232 Low Profile PCI Serial Card with LPT Parallel Printer Port
2 Port DB9 RS232 PCI LPT Printer Port
UC-320 - 1 Port RS422/485 Low Profile PCI Serial Card

UC-320

1 Port RS422/485 Low Profile PCI Serial Card
1 Port DB9 RS422/485 PCI Low Profile
UC-324 - 1 Port RS422/485 PCI Serial Card

UC-324

1 Port RS422/485 PCI Serial Card
1 Port DB9 RS422/485 PCI
UC-101 - 2 Port RS232 Low Profile PCI Serial Port Card

UC-101

2 Port RS232 Low Profile PCI Serial Port Card
2 Port DB9 RS232 PCI Low Profile
UC-203 - 2 Port RS232 Low Profile PCI Serial Port Card with LPT Parallel Port

UC-203

2 Port RS232 Low Profile PCI Serial Port Card with LPT Parallel Port
3 Port DB9 RS232 PCI LPT Printer Port
UC-253 - 2 Port RS232 Low Profile PCI Serial Port Card

UC-253

2 Port RS232 Low Profile PCI Serial Port Card
2 Port DB9 RS232 PCI Low Profile
UC-257 - 2 Port RS232 PCI Serial Port Card

UC-257

2 Port RS232 PCI Serial Port Card
2 Port DB9 RS232 PCI LPT Printer Port
UC-302 - 2 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card

UC-302

2 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card
2 Port DB9 RS232 PCI
UC-475 - 2 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card with LPT Parallel Printer Port

UC-475

2 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card with LPT Parallel Printer Port
2 Port DB9 RS232 PCI LPT Printer Port
UC-607 - 2 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card with max 230,400 baud rate

UC-607

2 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card with max 230,400 baud rate
2 Port DB9 RS232 PCI
UC-734 - 2 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card DB9

UC-734

2 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card DB9
2 Port DB9 RS232 PCI
UP-869 - Powered 2 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card - 0.5 AMP

UP-869

Powered 2 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card - 0.5 AMP
2 Port DB9 RS232 PCI Powered
UP-880 - Powered 2 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card - 1.0 AMP

UP-880

Powered 2 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card - 1.0 AMP
2 Port DB9 RS232 PCI Powered
UC-357 - 1 Port RS232 plus 1 Port RS422/485 PCI Serial Card

UC-357

1 Port RS232 plus 1 Port RS422/485 PCI Serial Card
2 Port DB9 RS232 & RS422/485 PCI
UC-310 - 2 Port RS422/485 PCI Serial Card With Opto Isolation

UC-310

2 Port RS422/485 PCI Serial Card With Opto Isolation
2 Port DB9 RS422/485 PCI Galvanic Isolation
UC-313 - 2 Port RS422/485 PCI Serial Card

UC-313

2 Port RS422/485 PCI Serial Card
2 Port DB9 RS422/485 PCI
UC-431 - 3 Port RS232 PCI Serial Port Card

UC-431

3 Port RS232 PCI Serial Port Card
3 Port DB9 RS232 PCI
UC-049 - 4 Port Low Profile RS232 PCI Serial Card Opto Isolated TX RX GND

UC-049

4 Port Low Profile RS232 PCI Serial Card Opto Isolated TX RX GND
4 Port DB9 RS232 PCI Galvanic Isolation
UC-061 - 4 Port Low Profile RS232 PCI Serial Card Opto Isolated TX,RX,GND,CTS & RTS

UC-061

4 Port Low Profile RS232 PCI Serial Card Opto Isolated TX,RX,GND,CTS & RTS
4 Port DB9 RS232 PCI Galvanic Isolation
UC-072 - 4 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card Opto Isolated TX RX GND

UC-072

4 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card Opto Isolated TX RX GND
4 Port DB9 RS232 PCI Galvanic Isolation
UC-083 - 4 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card Opto Isolated TX,RX,GND,CTS & RTS

UC-083

4 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card Opto Isolated TX,RX,GND,CTS & RTS
4 Port DB9 RS232 PCI Galvanic Isolation
UC-260 - 4 Port RS232 Low Profile PCI Serial Port Card DB9

UC-260

4 Port RS232 Low Profile PCI Serial Port Card DB9
4 Port DB9 RS232 PCI Low Profile
UC-263 - 4xRS232 Low Profile PCI Serial Port Card with LPT Parallel Port for Printer

UC-263

4xRS232 Low Profile PCI Serial Port Card with LPT Parallel Port for Printer
4 Port DB9 RS232 PCI LPT Printer Port
UC-265 - 4 Port RS232 PCI Serial Port Card DB25

UC-265

4 Port RS232 PCI Serial Port Card DB25
4 Port DB25 RS232 PCI
UC-268 - 4 Port RS232 PCI Serial Port Card DB9

UC-268

4 Port RS232 PCI Serial Port Card DB9
4 Port DB9 RS232 PCI
UC-271 - 4 Port RS232 Low Profile PCI Serial Port Card DB25

UC-271

4 Port RS232 Low Profile PCI Serial Port Card DB25
4 Port DB25 RS232 PCI Low Profile
UC-295 - 4xRS232 PCI Serial Port Card with LPT Parallel Port for Printer

UC-295

4xRS232 PCI Serial Port Card with LPT Parallel Port for Printer
4 Port DB9 RS232 PCI LPT Printer Port
UC-414 - 4xRS232 PCI Serial Port Card (3x9 pin ports + 1x9 pin port)  with LPT Parallel Port for Printer

UC-414

4xRS232 PCI Serial Port Card (3x9 pin ports + 1x9 pin port) with LPT Parallel Port for Printer
4 Port DB9 RS232 PCI LPT Printer Port
UC-420 - 4 Port RS232 PCI Serial Port Card (3x9 pin ports + 1x9 pin port)

UC-420

4 Port RS232 PCI Serial Port Card (3x9 pin ports + 1x9 pin port)
4 Port DB9 RS232 PCI
UC-701 - 4 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card DB9

UC-701

4 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card DB9
4 Port DB9 RS232 PCI
UC-756 - 4 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card DB25

UC-756

4 Port RS232 PCI Serial Card DB25
4 Port DB25 RS232 PCI
UC-346 - 4 Port RS422/485 PCI Serial Card

UC-346

4 Port RS422/485 PCI Serial Card
4 Port DB9 RS422/485 PCI
UC-368 - 4 Port RS422/485 PCI Serial Port Card With Opto Isolation

UC-368

4 Port RS422/485 PCI Serial Port Card With Opto Isolation
4 Port DB9 RS422/485 PCI Galvanic Isolation
UC-275 - 8 Port RS232 PCI Serial Port Card DB25

UC-275

8 Port RS232 PCI Serial Port Card DB25
8 Port DB25 RS232 PCI
UC-279 - 8 Port RS232 PCI Serial Port Card DB9

UC-279

8 Port RS232 PCI Serial Port Card DB9
8 Port DB9 RS232 PCI