Subject: Re: Working USB<->serial spotted in the wild!
To: Nathan J. Williams <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/07/2001 15:39:58
"Nathan J. Williams" <> writes:

> Sadly, it's much uglier than the Keyspan PDA adapter I picked up last
> week, which is small, cute, and unsupported (I've had a start at
> porting the Linux driver; we have a bunch of the infrastructure needed
> for it, it doesn't look very complicated, but it has some abominable
> firmware copyright issues).

The Keyspan ones use a small microcontroller.  I'd _really_ like to
hack together a special firmware which will let me have more than one
output as a transmit line.

That is, rather than having pin 2 be TD only, to talk to some LCD
display controllers, I'd like all the output pins as data lines.  That
way, one of these suckers can run 4 displays.

It shouldn't be hard, either.  I've just not had the time to do it