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One Port PCI-Express Parallel Port Expansion Card By Sunix (PAR5408A) MCM Part #83-12609

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The SUNIX PAR5408A IEEE1284 Parallel communication boards meet the PCI Express Base Specification Revision 1.1 specification. The SUNIX PAR5408A is compatible with PCI Express x1, x2, x4, x8 and x16 lanes and PCI/PCI-x Bus. Using the SUNIX PAR5408A IEEE1284 Parallel board, users can add one parallel port to their system, allowing them to use a parallel devices further. It is ideal for printers, IC programmers, ZIP Drives, or any Parallel devices*. The SUNIX PAR5408A utilizes the SUNIX high performance single controller. This and many other advanced features and technologies make this a highly efficient solution for commercial and industrial automation applications.

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  • High reliability SUNIX SUN1989 Parallel controller on-board.
  • Expands one IEEE1284 Parallel port on system.
  • Designed to meet PCI Express Base Specification Revision 1.1.
  • Full single-lane (or x1) PCI Express throughput.
  • Support IEEE 1284-1994 parallel port standard ECP (Enhance Capacity Port) / EPP (Enhance Parallel Port) SPP (Standard Parallel Port) / BPP (Bi-direction Parallel Port).
  • Auto-switching between ECP/EPP/SPP/BPP modes without configuration.
  • Plug-n-Play, I/O address and IRQ assigned by system.
  • Certified by CE, FCC, RoHS, and Microsoft WHQL approval.
  • Support Microsoft Windows, Linux, and DOS.



Product Description 1-port IEEE1284 Parallel PCI Express Board

Parallel Communication

Interface IEEE1284
Controller SUNIX SUN1989
Bus PCI Express one lane (x1)
No. of Port 1-port
IRQ & IO Assigned by System
FIFO 16 byte (Hardware)
Speed Maximum 1.8MBps
PCB connector DB25 Female

Driver Support

Microsoft Client Windows XP/Vista/7 (X86/X64)
Microsoft Server Windows 2000/2003/2008 (X86/X64)
Microsoft Embedded Windows XP Embedded/POS Ready 2009/Embedded System 2009
Linux Linux 2.4.x / 2.6.x

Regulatory Approvals

Hardware EN55022 Class B, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, FCC Part 15 Class B, BSMI: CNS13438, C-Tick: CISPR22 AS/NZS, RoHS
Software Microsoft WHQL Windows
• Microsoft Client: XP/Vista/7 (X86/X64)
• Microsoft Server: 2000/2003/2008 (X86/X64)


Operation Temperature 0 to 60°C (32 to 140°F)
Operation Humidity 5 to 95% RH
Storage Temperature -20 to 85°C (-4 to 185°F)


PCB Dimension 91 x 69 mm
Bracket Standard 121 mm
Bracket Space 1

* Do not support LPT Key Locker Parallel device.
* LPT port does not support legacy 278/378 ISA address under Windows nor Linux operation systems, but only DOS mode.

Part Numbers
MCM Part #:83-12609
Sunix Part #:PAR5408A
Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:0.38 lbs.
RoHS Comp:Yes
Warranty:365 days
Need to Return?
Length:8.5 in.
Width:6 in.
Height:1.75 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No
Catalog Pages
MCM Cat 57, Page 357
MCM Cat 56, Page 328
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