PCI-1601 is 2 port RS-422/485 PCI communication cards that is PCI 2.1 bus compatible, with high transmission speed of 921.6 kbps, windows utility software and more. The card comes with high-performance 16PCI952 UART with a 128-byte FIFO to reduce CPU load. This makes the PCI-1601 especially suitable for multitasking environments. Advantech also provides a convenient utility program called ICOM Tools, to help test the PCI card performance by analyzing the port status. Controlled by easy-to-use menu commands and toolbar buttons,ICOM Tools acts as a PC-based data scope that lets you set a trigger condition, capture the communications data and monitors the signal status. In addition, ICOM Tools is applicableto all series of Advantech ICOM cards.