Sync and Async USB, PCIe, PCI, PCI-X and PCMCIA Communications Cards with APIs for OEM development

USB, PCI Express, Universal PCI and PCMCIA bus communications cards with E1, T1, X.21, V.35, RS232C, EIA530, RS422 and RS449 WAN interfaces for synchronous and asynchronous operation

Overview - FarSync Flex

The FarSync Flex - A 1 port USB adapter designed to provide a high performance communications solution for use with TCP/IP and an API for companies who wish to quickly develop their own communications solutions. The API permits HDLC framed and transparent bit stream operation from Linux, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. The FarSync Flex SDK provides sample applications, source code, test programs and utilities that allow you to use the API very quickly.

Key Features

1 port USB Adapter for TCP/IP access and OEM development - FarSync Flex
  • Wide speed range - up to 2 Mbits/s synchronous full duplex
  • X.21, V.35, RS232C, EIA530, RS449 WAN interfaces
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous support
  • internal and external clocks handling
  • 1 communication port with ESD protection circuitry
  • API for HDLC frame and transparent bitstream modes on Linux, Vista, Windows XP and Server 2003
  • NRZ, NRZI, FM0 and FM1 signalling
  • USB Bus powered
  • USB 2.0 and 1.1 compliant
  • CE and FCC class B approval
  • SDK - optional Developers Toolkit - includes API documentation, utility applications, sample applications and source code

Further Information: FarSync Flex specification

Overview - FarSync OEM T1U PCI / PCI -X card

The FarSync OEM T1U - 1 port WAN Universal card and software is designed to provide a high performance communications solution for companies who wish to quickly develop their own communications products without incurring the cost of having to develop and approve hardware. There is an API to permit HDLC framed and transparent bit stream operation from Linux, Windows XP, 2000 and Server 2003. Royalty free source code is provided for the executive and synchronous line drivers with sample application, test programs and utilities that allow you to get the card working straight out of the box.

1 port WAN card for OEM development - FarSync OEM T1U

Key Features

  • Wide speed range - up to 10 Mbits/s full duplex
  • Maximum total bandwidth 20 Mbits/s
  • X.21, V.35, RS232C, EIA530, RS449 WAN interfaces
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous support
  • 1 communication port with ESD protection circuitry
  • Developers toolkit - utility applications, sample applications and source code
  • API for HDLC frame and transparent bitstream modes on Linux, Windows XP, 2000, and Server 2003
  • PCI and PCI-X compatible bus mastering Universal card
  • Compatible with 3.3 and 5.0 volt signalling
  • Downloadable executive and line drivers
  • Powered from PCs 3.3 volt supply
  • CE and FCC class B approval

Further Information: FarSync OEM T1U specification

Overview - FarSync OEM T2U PCI / PCI -X card

The FarSync OEM T2U - 2 port WAN Universal card and software is designed to provide a high performance communications solution for companies who wish to quickly develop their own communications products without incurring the cost of having to develop and approve hardware. There is an API to permit HDLC framed and transparent bit stream operation from Linux, Windows XP, 2000 and Server 2003. Royalty free source code is provided for the on board executive and synchronous line drivers with sample application, test programs and utilities that allow you to get the card working straight out of the box.

2 port WAN card for OEM development - FarSync OEM T2U

Key Features

  • Wide speed range - up to 10 Mbits/s full duplex
  • Maximum total bandwidth 40 Mbits/s
  • X.21, V.35, RS232C, EIA530, RS449 WAN interfaces
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous support
  • Internal and external clocking
  • 2 communications port with ESD protection circuitry
  • Developers toolkit - utility applications, sample applications and source code
  • API for HDLC frame and transparent bitstream modes on Linux, Windows XP, 2000, and Server 2003
  • PCI and PCI-X compatible bus mastering Universal card
  • Compatible with 3.3 and 5.0 volt signalling
  • Downloadable executive and line drivers
  • Powered from PCs 3.3 volt supply
  • CE and FCC class B approval

Further Information: FarSync OEM T2U Specification

Overview - FarSync OEM T4U PCI / PCI -X card

The FarSync OEM T4U - 4 port WAN Universal card and software is designed to provide a high performance 4 port communications solution for companies who wish to quickly develop their own communications products without incurring the cost of having to develop and approve hardware. There is an API to permit HDLC framed and transparent bit stream operation from Linux, Windows XP, 2000 and Server 2003. Royalty free source code is provided for the executive and synchronous line drivers with sample application, test programs and utilities that allow you to get the card working straight out of the box.

4 port PCI / PCI-X WAN card - FarSync OEM T4U

Key Features

  • Wide speed range - up to 10 Mbits/s full duplex
  • Maximum total bandwidth 64 Mbits/s
  • X.21, V.35, RS232C, EIA530, RS449 WAN interfaces
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous support
  • Internal and external clocking
  • 4 communication ports with ESD protection circuitry
  • Developers toolkit - utility applications, sample applications and source code
  • API for HDLC frame and transparent bitstream modes on Linux, Windows XP, 2000, and Server 2003
  • PCI and PCI-X compatible bus mastering Universal card
  • Compatible with 3.3 and 5.0 volt signalling
  • Downloadable executive and line drivers
  • Powered from PCs 3.3 volt supply
  • CE and FCC class B approval

Further Information: FarSync OEM T4U Specification

Overview - FarSync OEM T4E PCI / PCI -X card

The FarSync OEM T4E 4 port WAN card and software is designed to provide high performance hardware communications solutions for companies who wish to quickly develop their own communications products without incurring the cost of having to develop and approve hardware.

The T4E is a Universal PCI communications card (PCI and PCI-X compatible) with four independently configurable sync/async serial ports. Sync operation supports both bitsync (HDLC) and transparent bitstream of up to 10 Mbits/s per port with a total card bandwidth of 60 Mbits/s.

The unique feature of the T4E is the huge variety of clocking options. The clock can be:

  • Internally generated using a local clock generator
  • External from the WAN communications line
  • External via a special H.100 clock bus connector
  • Sourced on one port then routed to the others
  • Multiplied or divided per port to obtain the required rate
  • Independently configurable for each line

The product supports the standard Windows SDCI API, providing applications with direct access to the card's communications port/s for asynchronous, bit synchronous (HDLC) framing, and also transparent bitstream operation for video and voice type applications. The special clocking features are all accessible though the SDCI interface.

Support is included for the Linux Raw Sockets API that allows HDLC frames and transparent bitstream data to be sent and received. It also allows selection of the full range of clock modes. Full documentation, source code for the Linux driver and a sample application demonstrating both modes of operation is provided.

4 port PCI / PCI-X WAN card with extended clocking support - FarSync OEM T4E

Key Features

  • Wide speed range - up to 10 Mbits/s full duplex
  • Maximum total bandwidth 60 Mbits/s
  • X.21, V.35, RS232C, EIA530, RS449 WAN interfaces
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous support
  • Huge range of clock sourcing and routing options
  • 4 communication ports with ESD protection circuitry
  • Developers toolkit - utility applications, sample applications and source code
  • API for HDLC frame and transparent bitstream modes on Linux, Windows XP, 2000, and Server 2003
  • PCI and PCI-X compatible bus mastering Universal card
  • Compatible with 3.3 and 5.0 volt signalling
  • Powered from PCs 3.3 volt supply
  • CE and FCC class B approval

Further Information: FarSync OEM T4E Specification

Overview - FarSync OEM TE1 PCI / PCI -X card

The FarSync OEM TE1 - 1 port E1 / T1 Universal card and software is designed to provide a high performance communications solution for companies who wish to quickly develop their own communications products without incurring the cost of having to develop and approve hardware. There is an API to permit HDLC framed and transparent bit stream operation from Linux, Windows XP, 2000 and Server 2003. Line drivers with sample application, test programs and utilities as supplied that allow you to get the card working straight out of the box.

FarSync OEM TE1 - T1 and E1 card

Key Features

  • E1 and T1 interfaces - RJ48 (RJ45) and twin coax connectors
  • HDLC and Transparent bitstream support
  • Unstructured and fractional support
  • 1 communication port with ESD protection circuitry
  • Developers toolkit - utility applications, sample applications and source code
  • API for HDLC frame and transparent bitstream modes on Linux, Windows XP, 2000, and Server 2003
  • PCI and PCI-X compatible bus mastering Universal card
  • Compatible with 3.3 and 5.0 volt signalling
  • Powered from PCs 3.3 volt supply
  • CE and FCC class B approval

Further Information: FarSync OEM TE1 specification

Overview - FarSync T4Ue PCI Express card

The FarSync T4Ue card and software is designed to provide high performance hardware communications solutions for business, government and the military who need a PCIe synchronous communications card. The product includes an API to a low level driver that allows access to the communications features available in the hardware. Alternatively the card can connect to the standard TCP/IP protocol stack to allow access to IP based networks such as the Internet. The FarSync SDK provides a Developers Toolkit for the product.

FarSync T4Ue

Key Features

  • Wide speed range - up to 10 Mbits/s full duplex
  • Maximum total bandwidth 64 Mbits/s
  • X.21, V.35, RS232C, EIA530 (RS422), RS449 WAN interfaces
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous support
  • External and card generated clocking
  • 4 communication ports with ESD protection circuitry
  • Developers Toolkit - utility applications, sample applications and source code
  • API for HDLC frame and transparent bitstream modes on Linux, Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003, Server 2008
  • Bus mastering PCI Express card
  • CE and FCC class B approval

Further Information: FarSync T4Ue Specification

Overview - FarSync OEM M1P v2 PCMCIA card

The FarSync OEM M1P v2 - 1 port PCMCIA WAN card and software is designed to provide a communications solution for companies who wish to quickly develop their own communications products without incurring the cost of having to develop and approve hardware. There is an API to permit HDLC framed and transparent bit stream operation from Windows XP, 2000 and Server 2003. The product is supplied with a synchronous line driver with sample applications, test programs and utilities that allow you to get the card working straight out of the box.

1 Port WAN PCMCIA Sync card

Key Features

  • Wide speed range - up to 512Kbits/s full duplex
  • X.21, V.35, RS232C, EIA530, RS449 WAN Synchronous interfaces
  • PCMCIA card, 1 communication port
  • NRZ, NRZI, FM1 and FM0 plus other special modes
  • ESD line protection circuitry
  • CE class B approval
  • Developers toolkit - utility applications, sample applications and source code
  • API for HDLC frame and transparent bitstream modes on Windows XP, 2000, and Server 2003

Further Information: FarSync OEM M1P specification

FarSync OEM PCI / PCI-X cards comparison overview of specifications

For more detailed information about the particular card, click on the product name

Note: The FarSync OEM TE1 is not listed in this table as it supports a different type of network interface.

Product Name FarSync OEM T1U FarSync OEM T2U FarSync OEM T4U FarSync OEM T4E
Product Code FS5140 FS5240 FS5440 / FS5441 (with async) FS5444
Warranty 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years
Hardware Features
Card Bus Type PCI / PCI-X 32 and 64 bit bus
PCI 2.2 compliant
Bus Mastering
PCI / PCI-X 32 and 64 bit bus
PCI 2.2 compliant
Bus Mastering
PCI / PCI-X 32 and 64 bit bus
PCI 2.2 compliant
Bus Mastering
PCI / PCI-X 32 and 64 bit bus
PCI 2.2 compliant
Bus Mastering
Max Port Count 1 port 2 port 4 ports 4 ports
Multiple Cards in a PC 1 12 or more 12 or more 12 or more
Network Interfaces RS232C, X.21, V.35, EIA530, RS449 RS232C, X.21, V.35, EIA530, RS449 RS232C, X.21, V.35, EIA530, RS449 RS232C, X.21, V.35, EIA530, RS449
Async support yes yes on 1 port optional on 4 ports yes on 4 ports
Card Size Half card Half card Half card Half card
Max Line Speed 10 Mbits/s 10 Mbits/s 10 Mbits/s 10 Mbits/s
Max Total Bandwidth 20 Mbits/s 40 Mbits/s 64 Mbits/s 60 Mbits/s
ESD Protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Approvals EN55022 class B, CE, FCC class B EN55022 class B, CE, FCC class B EN55022 class B, CE, FCC class B EN55022 class B, CE, FCC class B
Line clocking
(internal/external)
Both, internal clock
range: 9600, 19200, 38400 and 76800 baud. 2
Both, all ports selectable.
Internal clock range
9,600 baud to 8Mbits/s. 2
Both, all ports selectable.
Internal clock range 9,600 baud to 8Mbits/s. 2
Both, all ports selectable.
Internal clock range 300 baud to 8.192 Mbits/s. 4

2 No special cables are required to use internal clocks for RS232C and X.21. For V.35 internal clocking the UX35C DCE cable should be used. Internal clocking is not supported for RS530.

3 No special cables are required to use internal clocks for RS232C and X.21. Internal clocking not supported on V.35 and RS530 connections

4 Uses it's own set of cables, see FarSync OEM T4E cables

Extended clock generation and routing No No No Yes, external source, clock speed multiplication & division. Clock routing, see card features
Power requirements 850mA @ +3.3 V
< 5 mA @ +/-12 V
(ESD suppression)
2.8 watts max
< 1.2 Amp @ +3.3V
< 5 mA @ +/-12V
(ESD suppression)
< 4 watts max
< 1.75 Amp @ +3.3V
< 10 mA @ +/-12V
(ESD suppression)
< 6 watts max
< 1.75 Amp @ +3.3V
< 10 mA @ +/-12V
(ESD suppression)
< 6 watts max
Loopback test connector 1 port, supplied with card 1 port, supplied with card 4 port, supplied with card  
Cables Order separately, see the FarSync OEM T-Series product range and compatible cables table Order separately, see FarSync OEM T4E cables
Software Features
Application Interfaces Windows API - Enhanced SDCI
Linux API - Raw Sockets
Example Applications Linux Raw Sockets sample application; Windows SDCI sample application; Simple on card application, uses the executive and line drivers.
All example applications are in C, source provided.
Manuals
Programming Manuals FarSync OEM Linux Raw Sockets Reference Manual, FarSync Windows SDCI SDK Reference Manual, FarSync On Card Programming Reference Manual (not for T4E)
Other
Additional documentation Specification/Programming Manuals for the major chips, Hardware Technical Reference Manual
FarSync OEM T-Series Product Range and compatible Cables
Product Name Photo Description Product Code
Cards, Cables and Software - FarSync OEM TE1
FarSync OEM TE1 FarSync TE1 Intelligent 1 port Universal PCI / PCI-X OEM card (E1, G.703, G.704, T1)  RJ48 (RJ45) and twin Coax connectors. 2 metre cable is included with the product FS5150
Cards and Software - FarSync OEM T1U and T2U
FarSync OEM T1U FarSync T1U Intelligent 1 port Universal PCI / PCI-X OEM card (X.21 / V.35 / RS232C / EIA530 / RS422 / RS449)  FS5140
FarSync OEM T2U FarSync T2U Intelligent 2 port Universal PCI / PCI-X OEM card (X.21 / V.35 / RS232C / EIA530 / RS422 / RS449)  FS5240
FarSync T2Ue FarSync T2Ue Intelligent 2 port PCI Express card (X.21 / V.35 / RS232C / EIA530 / RS422 / RS449)  FS5250
Cables for the FarSync OEM T1U, T2U and FarSync T2Ue
UCR1 UCR1 Single RS232C (V.24, X.21bis) DTE cable, 1.5 metres, see pinouts FS6061
UCX1 UCX1 Single X.21 (V.11, RS422) DTE cable, 1.5 metres, see pinouts FS6062
UCV1 UCV1 Single V.35 DTE cable, 1.5 metres, see pinouts FS6063
U530 U530 Single RS-530 (EIA530) DTE cable, 1.5 metres, see pinouts FS6064
UX35C UX35C Single V.35 special DCE cable where the DCE generates clocks, female connector, 1.5 metres. Suitable for the T1U, T2U and T4U only. FS6095
Cards and Software - FarSync OEM T4U and FarSync T4Ue
FarSync OEM T4U FarSync T4U Intelligent 4 port Universal PCI OEM card (X.21 / V.35 / RS232C / EIA530 / RS422 / RS449)  FS5440
FarSync OEM T4U+Async FarSync T4U Intelligent 4 port Universal PCI OEM card (X.21 / V.35 / RS232C / EIA530 / RS422 / RS449)  supporting Synchronous and Asynchronous operation. FS5441
FarSync T4Ue FarSync T4Ue Intelligent 4 port PCI Express card (X.21 / V.35 / RS232C / EIA530 / RS422 / RS449)  FS5450
FarSync T4Ue+Async FarSync T4Ue Intelligent 4 port PCI Express card (X.21 / V.35 / RS232C / EIA530 / RS422 / RS449)  supporting Synchronous and Asynchronous operation. (Async on Windows only currently) FS5451
Cables for the FarSync OEM T4U and FarSync T4Ue
MCX4 MCX4 Quad X.21 (V.11) cable with male 15 pin D type connectors, 1.5 metres, see pinouts FS6041
MCV4
Quad V.35 cable with standard MRAC-34 (brick) male connectors, 1.5 metres, see pinouts FS6042
MCR4 MCR4 Quad RS232C (V.24) cable with male 25 pin D type connectors, 1.5 metres, see pinouts FS6043
The MTU4 conversion cable (detailed below) is available that allows cables listed above for the FarSync T1U, T2U and T2Ue to also be used
MTU4 MTU4 Quad port conversion cable 0.5 metres, allows UCR1, UCX1, U530 and UCV1 cables to be used FS6074
Special Purpose Cables for all T-Series cards and M-series cards
Null-MX Null-MX X.21 double shielded crossover cable, 15 pin D type female connectors, 0.5 metres. Converts the DTE presentation into a DCE.
Suitable for FarSync Flex, T-Series and FarSync M-Series cards, see pinouts
FS6090
X21-EXT
X.21 double shielded 15 metre extension cable, 15 pin D type female to 15 pin D type male connector FS6091
Null-MR3 Null-MR3 V.24 (RS232C) double shielded crossover cable, 25 pin D type female connectors, 0.5 metres. Converts the DTE presentation into a DCE.
Suitable for FarSync Flex, T-Series and FarSync M-Series cards, see pinouts
FS6092
Null-MR4 Null-MR3 RS530 (EIA530, RS422) double shielded crossover cable, 25 pin D type female connectors, 0.5 metres. Converts the DTE presentation into a DCE. FS6097
X.21-449-INT   X.21 to RS449 - conversion cable for use when FarSync card generates the clock, 0.5 metres, see pinouts FS6093
X.21-449-EXT X.21-449EXT X.21 to RS449 - conversion cable for use when the clock externally generated (DCE Clock), 0.5 metres, see pinouts FS6094

20-Mar-2014