No... Palm made/makes an adaptor to convert USB to serial for the = older, non USB capable Palm organizer models. ----- Original Message -----=20 From: "Andrew Koch" <puppy@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 1:10 PM Subject: [kismac] Re: GPS USB to Serial Compatibility > > >What are the "right" drivers? The adapter came with nothing but = Palm > > >Desktop software. >=20 > You may run into a problem here... IIRC, the Palm USB cable is just=20 > that, a cable. The Pal Pilot itself does all of the protocol=20 > translation, similar to my Kodak Digital Camera which had a DIN-8=20 > plug on the camera itself, and the a choice of a USB cable or a 9-pin=20 > Serial cable to transfer images to your computer. The Camera=20 > actually has both interfaces built into it, and merely senses which=20 > type of cable is attached to it. >=20 > Also, IIRC, your standard Serial and USB do not use the same types of=20 > data transmission (I.e. Tx, Rx, RTS, DTR pins going high/low to=20 > represent data...) Which is why devices like the Keyspan USB-Serial=20 > adaptor are still rather bulky. >=20 > (And while I'm posting, how soon till you'll be able to=20 > reverse-engineer the Airport Extreme card ;) Anything I could do to=20 > help out with that...) >=20 > --=20 > Andrew Koch > Website: http://www.lildobe.net >=20 > Maintain thy airspeed lest the earth > shall rise up and smite thee!