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Mfg Part Number:  CP-118U  
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CP-118U is a Smart Universal PCI Multiport Serial Board designed for POS and ATM applications, and for use by industrial automation system manufacturers and system integrators. CP-118U is compatible with all popular operating systems, and each of its 8 RS-232/422/485 serial ports supports data rates of up to 921.6 Kbps, and provides full modem control signals, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of serial peripherals. In addition, CP-118U works with both 3.3V and 5V PCI buses, allowing the board to be installed in virtually any available PC server.

Top Performance with 128-byte FIFO and On-chip H/W, S/W Flow Control

Based on over 17 years of experience, Moxa has developed the Turbo Serial Engine™ chip for high performance serial data transmission. Thanks to Turbo Serial Engine™, CP-118U Series is equipped with a 128-byte FIFO and on-chip hardware, software flow control and burst data mode. These excellent features make CP-118U the top performer among all smart multiport serial boards in the world.

Support for Major Windows and Linux/Unix OS drivers

Moxa continues to support today's mainstream operating systems, and CP-118U is no exception. Reliable Windows COM and Linux/Unix TTY drivers are available for use with CP-118U, and other operating systems, such as Windows XP embedded are also supported for embedded integration applications.

PComm Lite Utility for Easy management and Software Development 

CP-118U's software package includes the PComm Lite utility, which is used to diagnose and monitor the status of installed Moxa serial boards. In addition, PComm Library, with its basic serial I/O and file transfer library, is supplied free for easy software development
under Windows. 




Connection Options

  • Over 700 Kbps data throughput, for top performance
  • Serial communication speed up to 921.6 Kbps
  • 128-byte FIFO and on-chip H/W, S/W flow control
  • Universal PCI compatible with 3.3/5V PCI and PCI-X
  • Various connection cable/box for RS-232/422/485
  • Windows 2003/XP/2000/98/ME, Linux, Unix driver support
  • Easy maintenance with on-board LED display and management software
  • Single 5 VDC power requirement
  • On-board 15 KV ESD protection
DB62 Female
Comm. Controller
MOXA UART (16C550C compatible)
Bus Interface
32-bit Universal PCI
Number of Ports
Max No. of Boards
4 (only one IRQ required)
Baud Rate
50 bps to 921.6 Kbps
Data Bits
5, 6, 7, 8
Stop Bits
1, 1.5, 2
I/O address/IRQ
BIOS assigned
None, Even, Odd, Space, Mark
Flow Control
TxD+(B), TxD-(A), RxD+(B), RxD-(A), GND
4w RS-485
TxD+(B), TxD-(A), RxD+(B), RxD-(A), GND
2w RS-485
Data+(B), Data-(A), GND
Operating Systems
OS Supported
Windows NT/2000/XP/2003, Windows 95/98/ME, Linux 2.4/2.6 (Red Hat/SuSe...), FreeBSD 4.x, SCO OpenServer, SCO Unixware 7, SCO Unixware 2.1, Windows XP Embedded, DOS
Power and Environment
Power Requirement
240 mA (+5V, RS-232), 300 mA (+5V, RS-422)
Operating Temperature
0 to 55°C
Operating Humidity
5 to 95% RH
Storage Temperature
-20 to 85°C
Dimensions (W x D)
135 x 82 mm ( 5.31 x 3.23 in)
Surge Protection
Embedded 15 KV ESD Surge Protection
Regulatory Approvals
5 years
Ordering Information
8-port RS-232/422/485 Universal PCI Smart Serial Board
  • MSB board with standard bracket
  • Software and documentation CD-ROM
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Optional Accesories
    8-port, male DB9, RS-232 Connection Box
    8-port, 8-pin RJ45, RS-232 Connection Box
    8-port, female DB25, RS-232 Connection Box
    8-port, male DB25, RS-232 Connection Box
    CBL-M62M25x8-100 (Opt8C)
    8-port DB25 Male RS-232 connection cable
    CBL-M62M9x8-100 (Opt8D)
    8-port DB9 Male RS-232 connection cable
    8-port, female DB25, RS-232 Connection Box w/ surge protection


    Power Requirements
    Power Consumption CP-118U: 240 mA @ +5 V (RS-232), 300 mA @ +5 V (RS-422) 
    CP-138U: 135 mA @ +5V (RS-422)
    Serial Communication Parameters
    Flow Control RTS/CTS, XON/XOFF
    Data Bits 5, 6, 7, 8
    Parity None, Even, Odd, Space, Mark
    Stop Bits 1, 1.5, 2
    IRQ Assigned by BIOS
    I/O Address Assigned by BIOS
    Connector DB62 female
    Bus 32-bit Universal PCI
    Comm. Controller MU860 (16C550C compatible)
    Baudrate 50 bps to 921.6 Kbps
    Environmental Limits
    Operating Temperature Standard Models: 0 to 55°C (32 to 131°F) 
    Wide Temp. Models: -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)
    Storage Temperature -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)
    Ambient Relative Humidity 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
    MTBF (mean time between failures)
    Time 1,147,210 hrs
    Database Telcordia (Bellcore), GB
    Physical Characteristics
    Dimensions 82 x 135 mm (3.22 x 5.31 in)
    Serial Interface
    Serial Standards CP-118U: RS-232/422/485 
    CP-138U: RS-422/485
    Number of Ports 8
    Max. No. of Boards per PC 4
    Serial Line Protection
    ESD Protection 15 KV on the board
    Serial Signals
    RS-485-4w TxD+(B), TxD-(A), RxD+(B), RxD-(A), GND
    RS-485-2w Data+(B), Data-(A), GND
    RS-422 TxD+(B), TxD-(A), RxD+(B), RxD-(A), GND
    RS-232 TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, DCD, GND
    Standards and Certifications
    EMI EN 55022, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B
    EMS EN 55024, IEC 61000-4-2, IEC 61000-4-3, IEC 61000-4-4, IEC 61000-4-5, IEC 61000-4-6, IEC 61000-4-8, IEC 61000-4-11 (DIPS)
    Green Product RoHS, CRoHS, WEEE
    Driver Support
    Operating Systems Windows 9X/ME/NT/2000, Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008/7 x86/x64, Windows CE 5.0/6.0, Windows XP Embedded, DOS, Linux 2.4, Linux 2.6 x86/x64, 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.
    Warranty Period 5 years
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