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USB to Serial Driver On V4 Possible?

Mister Cartoonmonkey

Posts 57
09 Jan 2021 08:15


The title says it all.. It would be so cool to be able to use classic serial devices on the V4. TVPaint with a tablet, video grabbers, audio samplers...


James Husted

Posts 70
09 Jan 2021 10:20


The V4 dosnt have a USB stack so this would not be possible however it may be possible to use one of the 3 expansion headers on the V4 mainboard to add maybe usb or serial? somebody with more knowledge than me would have to explain that.


Mister Cartoonmonkey

Posts 57
10 Jan 2021 12:23


Yes I'd imagine it would have to be written into the core. But if the original chipset is faithfully re-created I would imagine it would be doable to get the signals in / out through an expansion header, and then pin converted to an actual serial cable of some kind. Please do this Apollo!


James Husted

Posts 70
10 Jan 2021 13:35


As far as I am aware the core already has access to those ports as it - it just needs a suitable coder to write the required driver for whatever gets attached to the ports.


Mister Cartoonmonkey

Posts 57
15 Jan 2021 19:04


Iíll bet Itís impossible. Iíll bet no one can get serial devices working on V4...using a hardware adapter and update to the core. Impossible. No one can do it!
Dare..dare..
:-D



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