new bus driver
jap at iki.fi
Tue Jan 25 18:33:57 CET 2005
On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, Jaakko Ala-Paavola wrote:
> I'm planning to implement a bus driver for a simple homebrew
> serial port I2C-adapter:
I forget to explain motivation for such a project. The goal is not to
monitor PC hardware, but to communicate with external devices. For
example, the are number of microcontrollers equiped with I2C interface.
Thus such a self-made adapter that costs only few dollars would be handy
for a electronics hobbyist. Nowadays new PCs, especially laptops, do not
have serial port, but a low cost USB-Serial converter in conjuction with
the device does the job.
> The original design is mine, but I just got confirmation from a hacker in
> Italy that the device actually does work. Unfortunately the guy wrote
> the driver for Windows only. Thus I decided to implement one for linux.
> I checked the list of supported bus drivers and didn't found anything
> related to serial port. Do you feel that kind of project usefull?
> Jaakko Ala-Paavola
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