[kismac] Re: GPS USB to Serial Compatibility

  • From: "N. Karras" <nkarras@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 22:12:51 -0400

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 =
> >  >Desktop software.
> 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.
> 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.
> (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
> Andrew Koch
> Website: http://www.lildobe.net
> Maintain thy airspeed lest the earth
>     shall rise up and smite thee!

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