XR17V258

66 MHz Octal PCI UART
Data Sheet EOL (End of Life)

Overview

Information 66 MHz Octal PCI UART
Data Bus Interface PCI Bus 3.0
Max Data Rate 5V (Mbps) na
Max Data Rate 3.3V (Mbps) 8
Auto Flow Control
Auto RS-485 Half-Duplex Control
Fractional Baud Rate Generator
Power Down Mode
Supply Voltage Range VCC (V) 3 to 3.6
FIFO Level Counters
5V Tolerant Inputs
Max UART/GPIO Input Voltage (V) 6
Max UART/GPIO Output Voltage (V) VCC
Tx/Rx FIFO (Bytes) 64/64
Package LQFP-144
No. of GPIOs 8
Program. Trigger Levels
Temperature Range (°C) -40 to 85
PCI Interface Supply Voltage Range VIO (V) 3 to 3.6
# of Channels 8
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The XR17V2581 (V258) is a single chip 8-channel 66MHz PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver and Transmitter) solution, optimized for higher performance and lower power. The V258 device with its fifth generation register set is designed to meet the high bandwidth and power management requirements for multi-serial communication ports for system administration and management. The 32-bit 66MHz PCI interface is compliant with PCI 3.0 and PCI power management revision 1.1 specifications. The device provides an upgrade path for MaxLinear’s 33MHz 5V and Universal PCI UART family of products in a 144-pin LQFP package.

The V258 consists of eight independent UART channels, each with set of configuration and enhanced registers, 64 bytes of Transmit (TX) and Receive (RX) FIFOs, and a fractional Baud Rate Generator (BRG). A global interrupt source register provides a complete interrupt status indication for all 8-channels to speed up interrupt parsing. The V258 device operates at 33/66MHz and features fully programmable TX and RX FIFO level triggers, automatic hardware and software flow control, and automatic RS-485 half duplex direction control output for software and hardware design simplification.

Note: 1 Covered by U.S. Patents #5,649,122 and #5,949,787


  • High performance 32-bit 66MHz PCI UART
  • PCI 3.0 compliance
  • PCI power management rev. 1.1 compliance
  • EEPROM interface for PCI configuration
  • 3.3V supply with 5V tolerant non-PCI (serial) inputs
  • Data read/write burst operation
  • Global interrupt register for all eight UART channels
  • Up to 8 Mbps serial data rate
  • Eight multi-purpose inputs/outputs
  • A 16-bit general purpose timer/counter
  • Sleep mode with wake-up Indicator
  • Eight independent UART channels controlled with
    • 16C550 compatible register Set
    • 64-byte TX and RX FIFOs with level counters and programmable trigger levels
    • Fractional baud rate generator
    • Automatic RTS/CTS or DTR/DSR hardware flow control with programmable hysteresis
    • Automatic Xon/Xoff software flow control
    • RS-485 half duplex direction control output with selectable turn-around delay
    • Infrared (IrDA 1.0) data encoder/decoder
    • Programmable data rate with prescaler
  • Pb-Free, RoHS Compliant Versions Offered

  • Remote Access Servers
  • Storage Network Management
  • Factory Automation and Process Control
  • Instrumentation
  • Multi-port RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 Cards
  • Point-of-Sale Systems

Documentation & Design Tools

Type Title Version Date File Size
Data Sheets XR17V258 66MHZ PCI BUS Octal UART with Power Management Support 1.0.2 August 2010 1.5 MB
Application Notes AN-225, Installing and Testing a PCI/PCIe UART Serial Port Using a Custom MaxLinear Driver in Linux 1B July 2018 427.1 KB
Application Notes AN 209 - Windows & Linux API interface code for PCI/PCIe UARTs’ drivers December 2011 199.5 KB
Application Notes AN-204, UART Sleep Mode 1.0.0 June 2010 515.8 KB
Application Notes DAN-189, MaxLinear UARTs in GPS Applications 1.0.0 April 2008 139 KB
Application Notes DAN-190, MaxLinear UARTs in RS-485 Applications 1.0.0 April 2008 147.3 KB
Application Notes DAN-183, Migrating from the XR17D15X to the XR17V25X 1.0.0 September 2005 88.3 KB
Application Notes DAN-112, PCI UART - EEPROM Interface June 2003 36.8 KB
User Guides & Manuals PCI/PCIe EEPROM Programming Utility User Manual 1.0.0 November 2010 262.5 KB
Software: GUIs & Utilities PCI UART EEPROM Programming Utility July 2017 10.9 KB
Product Flyers 66 MHz 32-bit PCI Bus Dual, Quad and Octal UARTs 1.0.0 August 2006 302.4 KB
Schematics & Design Files PCI Eval Board Schematic 1.1.0 July 2007 126.3 KB
Software: Drivers Windows 10 5.5.0.0 September 2020 319.1 KB
Software: Drivers Linux 2.6.32 and newer 2.6.0.0 August 2019 20.2 KB
Software: Drivers Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 5.3.0.0 September 2015 275.2 KB
Software: Drivers Linux 2.6.31 1.0.0 June 2010 12.7 KB
Software: Drivers Linux 2.4.x 1.0.0 December 2009 894.7 KB
Software: Drivers Linux 2.6.8 1.0.0 December 2009 17.4 KB
Software: Drivers Linux 2.6.16 1.0.0 December 2009 12.8 KB
Software: Drivers Linux 2.6.18 1.0.0 December 2009 12.7 KB
Software: Drivers Linux 2.6.21 1.0.0 December 2009 12.8 KB
Product Brochures Interface Brochure October 2019 1.3 MB
Simulation Models
Package Type Vcc Temp Mode Version File
LQFP 3.3V Industrial PCI 1
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Quality & RoHS

Part Number RoHS | Exempt RoHS Halogen Free REACH TSCA MSL Rating / Peak Reflow Package
XR17V258IV-F N Y Y Y Y LQFP144 Y

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Parts & Purchasing

Part Number Pkg Code Min Temp Max Temp Status Suggested Replacement Buy Now PDN
XR17V258IV LQFP144 -40 85 OBS XR17V258IV-F
XR17V258IV-F LQFP144 -40 85 EOL XR17V358IB176-F
XR17V258IVTR-F LQFP144 -40 85 OBS XR17V258IV-F
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Part Status Legend
Active - the part is released for sale, standard product.
EOL (End of Life) - the part is no longer being manufactured, there may or may not be inventory still in stock.
CF (Contact Factory) - the part is still active but customers should check with the factory for availability. Longer lead-times may apply.
PRE (Pre-introduction) - the part has not been introduced or the part number is an early version available for sample only.
OBS (Obsolete) - the part is no longer being manufactured and may not be ordered.
NRND (Not Recommended for New Designs) - the part is not recommended for new designs.

Packaging

Pkg Code Details Quantities Dimensions PDF
LQFP144
  • JEDEC Reference: MO-026
  • MSL Pb-Free: L3 @ 260ºC
  • MSL SnPb Eutectic: n/a
  • ThetaJA: 24.0ºC/W
  • Bulk Pack Style: Tray
  • Quantity per Bulk Pack: 60
  • Quantity per Reel: 750
  • Quantity per Tube: n/a
  • Quantity per Tray: 60
  • Reel Size (Dia. x Width x Pitch): 330 x 44 x 32
  • Tape & Reel Unit Orientation: Quadrant 2
  • Dimensions: mm
  • Length: 20
  • Width: 20
  • Thickness: 1.60
  • Lead Pitch: 0.50

Notifications

Distribution Date Description File
11/30/2022 Product Discontinuation Notice
12/21/2016 Qualification of an alternate production site, TSHT, China for 144L SQFP.
07/26/2016 Product discontinuation notification. Discontinued.
12/05/2013 Addition of an alternate qualified assembly site, ASE Chung-Li (Taiwan) for assembly using copper or gold wire bonding. Material change and alternate assembly site.
08/10/2011 Material change and a new assembly & test supplier (ASE, Kunshan). Business consolidation.
04/11/2011 Product Discontinuation Notice In support of “green” initiatives, the listed leaded part numbers will be discontinued by Exar.

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For some UARTs, Microsoft certified drivers are available for Windows Operating System and can be downloaded via Windows Update. These drivers and others, including for Linux and other Operating Systems can be found by visiting https://www.exar.com/design-tools/software-drivers Please note Software Driver Use Terms.

 

 
You can also get to this link by going to the exar.com website, clicking on Support (in black bar near top of page), then click on Design Tools, then under Evaluation Hardware and Software (towards right of page) click on Software Drivers.
 
 

Click on the version link under Driver Version of the desired type of UART, part number and operating system. A zip file is downloaded which contains a ReadMe file with instructions.

Links to datasheets and product family pages are in the software driver table for easy reference. 

The XR17Cxxx, XR17Dxxx, and XR17Vxxx are all UARTs but have the following basic differences:

  • PCI UARTs
    • XR17Cxxx – 5V supply, up to 33MHz clock input
    • XR17Dxxx – 5V or 3.3V supply, up to 33MHz clock input
    • XR17V2xx – 3.3V supply, up to 66MHz clock input
  • PCIe UARTs
    • XR17V3xx – 3.3V supply, up to 125MHz clock input

Yes, however, you will need to use a PCI-PCI bridge.

The schematics for our evaluation boards are available for download from https://www.exar.com/technical-documentation?doctypeid=34

No, it is not required. If an external EEPROM is not detected, the PCI UARTs will use Exar's default Vendor and Device ID. However, we do recommend that you use an EEPROM with your own Vendor and Device IDs.

You will need to be a member of PCI-SIG. You can find information for becoming a member at www.pcisig.com.

LSR bit-6 is a superset of LSR bit-5. The transmitter consists of a TX FIFO (or THR only when FIFOs are not enabled) and a Transmit Shift Register (TSR). When LSR bit-5 is set, it indicates that the TX FIFO (or THR) is empty, however there may be data in the TSR. When LSR bit-6 is set, it indicates that the transmitter (TX FIFO + TSR) is completely empty.

You can tell by reading LSR bit-5 or bit-6. If they are '0', then the transmit interrupt was generated by the trigger level. If they are '1', then the transmit interrupt was generated by the TX FIFO becoming empty. For enhanced UARTs, you can just read the FIFO level counters.

An RX Data Ready interrupt is generated when the number of bytes in the RX FIFO has reached the RX trigger level. An RX Data Timeout interrupt is generated when the RX input has been idle for 4 character + 12 bits time.

For some UARTs, the RX Data Timeout interrupt has a higher priority and in others, the RX Data Ready interrupt has a higher priority. See the interrupt priority section of the datasheet.

The UART requires a clock and a valid baud rate in order to transmit and receive data. Check that there is a clock signal on the XTAL1 input pin. Also, valid divisors need to be written into the DLL and DLM registers. Most UARTs have random (invalid) values upon power-up.

For most UARTs, the interrupt is generated when the data is ready to be read from the RX FIFO. The are some UARTs that generate the interrupt when the character with the error is received. There are some UARTs that have a register bit to select whether the LSR interrupt is generated immediately or delayed until it is ready to be read.

The UART will enter the sleep mode if the following conditions have been satisfied for all channels:
 
-Sleep Mode is enabled
-No interrupts are pending
-TX and RX FIFOs are empty
-RX input pin is idling HIGH (LOW in IR mode)
-Valid values in DLL and DLM registers
-Modem input pins are idle (MSR bits 3-0=0x0)
 
See AN204, UART Sleep Mode for more information on UART Sleep Mode

The UART will wake-up from sleep mode by any of the following conditions on any channel:
 
-Sleep mode is disabled
-Interrupt is generated
-Data is written into THR
-There is activity on the RX input pin
-There is activity on the modem input pins
 
If the sleep mode is still enabled and all wake-up conditions have been cleared, it will return to the sleep mode.
 
See AN204, UART Sleep Mode for more information on UART Sleep Mode 

There will be no activity on the XTAL2 output.
 
See AN204, UART Sleep Mode for more information on UART Sleep Mode 

For any UART that has the wake-up indicator interrupt, an interrupt will be generated when the UART wakes up even if no other interrupts are enabled.
 
See AN204, UART Sleep Mode for more information on UART Sleep Mode 

No, Auto RTS and Auto CTS are independent. Auto RTS is toggled by the UART receiver. Auto CTS is monitored by the UART Transmitter.

No, Auto RTS and Auto CTS will work normally without the interrupts enabled.

No, software flow control characters are not loaded into the RX FIFO.

Since 2-character software flow control requires that 2 consecutive flow control characters match before data transmission is stopped or resumes, there is less of a chance that data transmission is stopped because one data byte matched a control character.

Auto RS485 Half-Duplex Control feature overrides the Auto RTS flow control feature if both features use the RTS# output pin. Both features can only be used simultaneously if the Auto RS485 control output is not the RTS# output. For some UARTs, the Auto RS485 control output is not the RTS# output.

The polarity of the RS485 control output varies from one UART to another. For some UARTs, an inverter may be required. Some of the newer UARTs have register bits that can change that polarity of the RS485 control output.

In the normal mode, the TX interrupt is generated when the TX FIFO is empty, and there may still be data in the Transmit Shift Register. In the RS485 mode, the TX interrupt is generated when the TX FIFO and the TSR register are both empty.

It is recommended that the FIFO counters at the Scratchpad Register location be used. When transmitting or receiving data, writing to the LCR register could result in transmit and/or receive data errors.

Due to the dynamic nature of the FIFO counters, it is recommended that the FIFO counter registers be read until consecutive reads return the same value.

All of the UARTs that have the IR mode supports up to 115.2Kbps as specified in IrDA 1.0. The newer I2C/SPI UARTs can support up to 1.152Mbps as specified in IrDA 1.1.

For external clock frequencies above 24MHz at the XTAL1 input, a 2K pull-up may be necessary to improve the rise times if there are data transmission errors.

No, it just has to meet the minimum high and low pulse widths.

Yes, if you are using a UART with a fractional baud rate generator. This provides a divisor feature with a granularity of 1/16, allowing for any baud rate to be generated by any clock frequency, standard or non-standard. Click on the parametric search button of the product family page and find the Fractional Baud Rate Generator column which tells which products have this feature.

The -F suffix indicates ROHS / Green compliance:
https://www.exar.com/quality-assurance-and-reliability/lead-free-program

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1. Native drivers: Native drivers may be found in all major OS such as Windows, Linux, and Max OSX. Typically these drivers will be automatically loaded. In some cases, these are basic drivers and may have limitations on advanced device functionality, however. USB HID, Hub and CDC-ACM drivers are examples of native drivers. The CDC-ACM driver be used with our CDC-ACM class USB UARTs, but has limited functionality.

 

2. MaxLinear custom drivers: MaxLinear custom drivers may be used to support additional functionality in MaxLinear devices. For example, the MaxLinear custom driver for USB UARTs overcomes the limitations of the native CDC-ACM driver. See https://www.exar.com/design-tools/software-drivers for a list of and access to the drivers that we currently have. In some cases, the MaxLinear driver can also be customized, or source code can be provided after executing a Software License Agreement.

It depends on the baud rate. For example, for a start bit, 8 data bits, no stop bit and 1 stop bit, the maximum baud rate deviation is 4.76%. For more information, see https://www.exar.com/appnote/dan108.pdf

See Application Note AN-225 https://www.exar.com/appnote/an-225.pdf

Most UARTs use RTS#, however in addition to using the RTS# output as the Auto RS485 control output, the XR17C158, XR17D152/154/158 and XR17V258 can use the DTR# output as the Auto RS485 control output.

The EEPROM needs to have the PCI Vendor ID and Device ID, Subvendor ID and Subsystem Device ID. For more details, see DAN112 https://www.exar.com/appnote/dan112v100.pdf.

Please check that all the following conditions are satisfied first.

 

  • no interrupts pending (ISR bit-0 = 1)
  • modem inputs are not toggling (MSR bits 0-3 = 0)
  • RX input pin is idling HIGH • divisor (the value in DLL register) is non-zero
  • TX and RX FIFOs are empty

 

Be sure sleep mode bit has been set to 1. If there are multiple UART channels, the sleep conditions must be true for all channels.

 

See more on Sleep Mode in AN204 UART Sleep Mode.

Yes. Note: some devices do have powersave mode. If UART goes into powersave mode, then the registers are not accessible.

 

See more on Sleep Mode in AN204 UART Sleep Mode.

Read LSR register to check whether the UART receives the data or not.

 

  • If LSR value is 0x60, it means that either UART receiver FIFO doesn’t receive the data or the data in receiver FIFO has been read out before the read of LSR.
  • If LSR value is 0x00, it means data is still in the THR (clock doesn’t oscillate to transmit data).
  • If LSR value is 0xFF, it means either UART is in powersave mode or UART is powered off. For those devices with powersave mode, be sure that UARTS are not in powersave mode.

 

 

See more on Sleep Mode in AN204 UART Sleep Mode.

 

  • Check whether the register set can be accessed.
  • Check whether the crystal is oscillating fully.
  • Check whether the data can be transmitted in internal loopback mode.

 

 

See more on Sleep Mode in AN204 UART Sleep Mode.