new bus driver

Jaakko Ala-Paavola jap at
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?
> BR
> Jaakko Ala-Paavola

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