I am converting digital data into an analog signal through the RS232 PCIE card I added to my PC. I have a desire to collect data from up 8 different RS232 connections and I am looking into using an RS232 splitter to collect the 8 different signals into one port (hopefully still getting 8 COM ports though).
These were the products I was looking at, but if I can't collect data as close to real time as possible, then I will need to rethink my strategy.
Does this make data transfer slower (8 times slower since there are 8 ports through 1)?
A work around I'm considering is adding more RS232 cards to the other two PCIE slots I have (but one would have to accept 4 ports, like this card https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004WKTBHW?ref_=cm_sw_r_cp_ud_dp_MKXG8GQQF8KT56VK5CWJ)
My code has my RS232 ports set to 115200 baud and this is strictly a RS232 to RS232 connection, no USB involved.