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 Post subject: Recommended USB to RS232 adapter for SIO2PC?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:26 pm 

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How ideal the setup would be: My IBM laptop with a Terratec USB TV Tuner to get the composite singnal on the laptop's display and in the background have APE running with the SIO2PC interface connected on the... hmm, no RS232 port on the laptop! So I went looking for an USB to RS232 interface. I now have one and APE does see the serial port but not the SIO2PC interface. That is, it doesn't boot on the Atari side.

The SIO2PC interface itself is fine, it works flawless when connected directly on the COM1 port of my pc.

Anyone has good experience with an USB to RS232 adapter in combination with Atarimax's SIO2PC interface?
Any particular chipset of the USB2RS232 recommended?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:14 am 
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None of them will work with APE or most other SIO2PC programs.

I will be releasing a specialized USB module for existing sio2pc adapters soon.

Steve


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 Post subject: Re: Recommended USB to RS232 adapter for SIO2PC?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:17 am 
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Hatch wrote:
How ideal the setup would be: My IBM laptop with a Terratec USB TV Tuner to get the composite singnal on the laptop's display and in the background have APE running with the SIO2PC interface connected on the... hmm, no RS232 port on the laptop! So I went looking for an USB to RS232 interface. I now have one and APE does see the serial port but not the SIO2PC interface. That is, it doesn't boot on the Atari side.

The SIO2PC interface itself is fine, it works flawless when connected directly on the COM1 port of my pc.

Anyone has good experience with an USB to RS232 adapter in combination with Atarimax's SIO2PC interface?
Any particular chipset of the USB2RS232 recommended?


I had that same problem as well. I tried both an adapter, and a rs232 adapter card. Neither worked. :cry:

classics wrote:
None of them will work with APE or most other SIO2PC programs.

I will be releasing a specialized USB module for existing sio2pc adapters soon.

Steve


Who-hoo! sign me up for one!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:11 pm 

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classics wrote:
None of them will work with APE or most other SIO2PC programs.

I will be releasing a specialized USB module for existing sio2pc adapters soon.


Timing or driver problem?

Looking forward to your specialized module 8)


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classics wrote:
None of them will work with APE or most other SIO2PC programs.

I will be releasing a specialized USB module for existing sio2pc adapters soon.

Steve


Any news about this module?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:45 pm 
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Still testing, but pre-ordering should be happening soon. :)

Steve


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:07 am 

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classics wrote:
Still testing, but pre-ordering should be happening soon. :)


Are we there yet? :?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:39 pm 

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Hello Steve,

any news on this USB interface yet? Is the testing going well?


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Getting close now. :D

Photo of final prototype attached, shown next to standard serial version.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:46 pm 

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As happy as I am to see an USB version, I'm a bit gutted and wonder what happened to the 'specialized USB module for existing sio2pc adapters'?

Although I do understand you needed the additional chip for the USB communication. (A friend of mine was working on his own MIDI controller through USB and showed how difficult programming such an interface could be.)

Waiting for the final results and keep up the good work!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 3:51 pm 
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The adapter for existing interfaces will just be a modified version of this one, when its finished.

Instead of an SIO port it will have a male DB-9 connector for attaching to an existing sio2pc module.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:00 am 

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I wish I had read this forum before buying one of those adapters. Lesson learned, now would this work?:
http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?c ... &sku=26804
It goes into the PCI slot giving you a RS232 port. Many motherboards are now being made w/ just ethernet and USB port. I have a DFI Lanparty UT.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:02 pm 

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classics wrote:
The adapter for existing interfaces will just be a modified version of this one, when its finished.

Instead of an SIO port it will have a male DB-9 connector for attaching to an existing sio2pc module.

Steve


Hi Steve,

I was just wondering if you are still working on this. Or would one be better off with the USB version anyway?

BR
Marc


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:25 am 
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Since there are some forthcoming features that require use of more SIO pins than are connected on the standard serial interface, I've decided to not make a separate adapter for existing cables, since even with the adapter those new features would never work.

Steve


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:52 am 
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classics wrote:
there are some forthcoming features that require use of more SIO pins than are connected on the standard serial interface

Can you preview these features for us? Are you going to continue to sell the serial version of SIO2PC? How are sales of the USB version compared to the serial?


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