C218Turbo/PCI *EoL*

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End of Life product

Please note that the C218Turbo/PCI has been phased out, and has been replaced by the CP-168EL-A. If you have further questions, please contact us for more details.


8-port RS-232 PCI Express serial board


Features and Benefits

  • Effectively reduces CPU loading
  • Drivers provided for a variety of operating systems (Windows, Linux, and Unix)
  • Choose from a wide range of connection cables and boxes
  • 921.6 Kbps maximum baudrate for super fast data transmission
  • Provides up to 512 KB of embedded memory
  • High data throughput for great performance


The 8-port C218Turbo RS-232 universal PCI boards come with an ASIC, RISC processor, and large I/O buffer to provide a sustained high throughput on all 8 ports simultaneously. Drivers are available for Windows, Linux, and Unix, making the boards suitable for a wide range of applications. Models are available for PCI, PCI-X, and ISA buses to provide reliable, high performance solutions for multiport serial communications.


Comm. Controller 16C550C or compatible x 8
Bus C218Turbo/PCI: 32-bit Universal PCI 
C218Turbo: 16-bit ISA
Connector DB62 female
Processor TMS320BC203-57 RISC CPU
Memory 512 KB
Serial Interface
Number of Ports 8
Serial Standards RS-232 (RS-422/485 with optional accessory)
Max. No. of Boards per PC 4
Serial Line Protection
ESD Protection 25 KV per port with connection box Opt8S (must be purchased separately)
Optical Isolation 500 V with connection box Opt8F (must be purchased separately)
Baudrate 50 bps to 921.6 Kbps
Serial Communication Parameters
Data Bits 5, 6, 7, 8
Stop Bits 1, 1.5, 2
Parity None, Even, Odd, Space, Mark
Serial Signals
Driver Support
Operating Systems Windows (7/XP/2003/Vista/2008 x86/x64, 2000, 9X/ME/NT), Windows CE 5.0/6.0, Windows XP Embedded, DOS, Linux 2.4.x, Linux 2.6.x, Linux 3.x, FreeBSD 4/5, QNX 6, SCO Open Server 5/6, UnixWare 7, Solaris 10 x86/x64
Note Please refer to Moxa’s website for the latest driver support information.
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions 105 x 180 mm (4.13 x 7.09 in)
Environmental Limits
Operating Temperature 0 to 55°C (32 to 131°F)
Storage Temperature -20 to 85°C (-4 to 185°F)
Ambient Relative Humidity 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Standards and Certifications
EMI EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-3, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A
EMS EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-11 (DIPS)
Green Product RoHS, CRoHS, WEEE
MTBF (mean time between failures)
Time 303,325 hrs
Database MIL-HDBK-217F, GB 25°C
Power Requirements
Power Consumption C218Turbo/PCI: 530 mA max. @ +5 V, 110 mA max. @ +12 V, 35 mA max. @ -12 V 
C218Turbo: 400 mA max. @ +5 V, 100 mA max. @ +12 V, 60 mA max. @ -12 V
Warranty Period 5 years
Details See http://www.moxa.com/support/warranty.htm