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From: Mario Trams
Subject: Re: Serial output to USB
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 20:03:25 +0100
Organization: Chemnitz University of Technology
NNTP-Posting-Date: 18 Dec 2002 18:59:37 GMT
> Is there a single chip solution that takes an RS232 signal and converts it
> to USB?
There is some chip called "FT8U232" that does a RS232 to
USB conversion (but without RS232 level adaption). Don't ask
my for the manufacturer of this chip.
I think google will give an answer.
> We need to connect a GPS to a laptop or PC and find that serial ports are
> not available on the newer computers unless you add a card(PC) or a PCMCIA
> (laptop) that handles the task. This option adds too much cost to our
That's a problem...
Recently such a RS232-to-USB converter was discussed in a German
electorincs journal (ELV). They also sell complete devices (check
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