Posts with the tag serial port

Digitus DA-70156 USB-to-Serial Adapter on Mac OS X 10.8

I downloaded the latest driver v. 2.2.18 from

After installation of the driver, the Console application in Mac OS X 10.8 shows a new log entry:

2012-10-02 2:52:55.000 PM kernel[0]: FTDIUSBSerialDriver:        0  4036001 start - ok

The System Information App...

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VScom USB-4COM-M – A 4-Port USB-to-Serial Adapter

The VScom USB-4COM-M is a 4-port USB-to-Serial adapter. It has a sturdy metal case and is made for industrial use. It is based on FTDI's FT4232H.

Ubuntu 12.04 dmesg output

Seems to work without drivers on Ubuntu:

[17724.148265] usb 2-6: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci_hcd
[17724.303330] USB Serial...

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Make RS232 Serial Devices Accessible via Ethernet


The RFC 2217 standardizes the transmission of serial connection data via Ethernet, allowing to change remote serial port parameters (such as speed, parity, stop bits) over TCP using NVT (Network Virtual Terminal).


Connection between your serial device and the Ethernet

  • YPort - a hardware and software solution (microcontroller AVR ATmega based...

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Sniff Serial Connection


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Serial Port Terminal Applications

Mac OS X


Putty works!



install minicom:

sudo apt-get install minicom

use minicom:

minicom -o -s

How it works:

  • -o do not try to initialize a modem first
  • -s...

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PL-2303 Serial Adapter on Mac OS X

You can get the latest driver for PL2303 based USB to serial adapters from the Prolific download page: (Login as GUEST / GUEST).

More information about the use of a PL-2303 chip based USB-RS232 adapter can be found on


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Software to Communicate via the Serial Port


sudo aptitude install minicom


cd ~/Downloads/
mkdir hterm
cd hterm
# nowadays you don't have to be that specific about what kind of archive it is 'tar -xf ' will work on anything
tar -xf hterm.tar.gz
rm hterm.tar.gz

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