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Re: Mac and NetBSD compatible usb to serial rs-232 (was: which serial-to-usb devices do you use?)

On Jan 14, 2011, at 7:44 AM, Andy Ruhl wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 4:06 AM, Martin Husemann 
> <> wrote:
>>> To the average user, I'd recommend uplcom(4).  They are easy to get a
>>> hold of and have (for the most part) just worked for quite a while.
>>> I've also had good experience with uftdi(4), but I have 10 times as
>>> many uplcoms.
>> I agree with both points too (same here, lots of uplcom, some uftdi, all
>> working).
> I'm wondering if anyone has experience with these devices on both
> NetBSD and Mac OSX? I've been looking around at devices listed in the
> above man pages, and some of them claim Mac support but I'd rather
> hear from someone who has used one with a Mac first.

On my mac I use an FTDI based one... I have a few of them and they work out of 
the box and have since at least 10.4.x ... 

FTDIUSBSerialDriver:        0  4036001 start - ok

chimay ~ # uname -a
Darwin chimay.local 10.5.0 Darwin Kernel Version 10.5.0: Fri Nov  5 23:20:39 
PDT 2010; root:xnu-1504.9.17~1/RELEASE_I386 i386

chimay ~ # ls -al /dev/tty.usbserial-00004626 
crw-rw-rw-  1 root  wheel   18,   8 Jan 14 07:48 /dev/tty.usbserial-00004626

USB <-> Serial:

  Product ID:   0x6001
  Vendor ID:    0x0403  (Future Technology Devices International Limited)
  Version:       4.00
  Speed:        Up to 12 Mb/sec
  Manufacturer: FTDI
  Location ID:  0x26460000
  Current Available (mA):       500
  Current Required (mA):        90

I've also used them under Linux and NetBSD... I've even used the same one on my 
Macbook running VMWare Fusion with a Windows-XP host to use custom Webasto 
software to talk to my truck's diesel fired heater at 10,400 baud (OBD-II 

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