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Postby Miguel Simon » Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:36 pm

Hi...

There is a laptop with no serial port, and I wonder if anyone knows
about a PCMCIA card or other device compatible with QNX that could
provide serial port access to QNX. Thanks.

Regards...

Miguel.
Miguel Simon
 

Re: external serial port

Postby Peter Weber » Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:44 am

The Mercury card for me works fine. Selfhosted and on XP.
cheers,
Peter
"Miguel Simon" <simon@ou.edu> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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Hi...

There is a laptop with no serial port, and I wonder if anyone knows
about a PCMCIA card or other device compatible with QNX that could
provide serial port access to QNX. Thanks.

Regards...

Miguel.
Peter Weber
 

Re: external serial port

Postby Dave Nickerson » Tue Nov 30, 2004 4:16 pm

Socket Communications makes a serial port PCMCIA card that has worked well
for me under
QNX4, QNX6 as well as Windows. (UART 16550 compatible)

- Dave

"Peter Weber" <pweber@qnx.com> wrote in message
news:cohi2v$sd6$1@inn.qnx.com...
The Mercury card for me works fine. Selfhosted and on XP.
cheers,
Peter
"Miguel Simon" <simon@ou.edu> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:cofpne$hse$1@inn.qnx.com...
Hi...

There is a laptop with no serial port, and I wonder if anyone knows
about a PCMCIA card or other device compatible with QNX that could
provide serial port access to QNX. Thanks.

Regards...

Miguel.

Dave Nickerson
 

Re: external serial port

Postby ed1k » Wed Dec 08, 2004 2:12 am

In article <coi5ts$d9h$1@inn.qnx.com>, danickerson@qnx.com says...

As a variant you may take a look at Lava Ether-Serial Links:
http://www.lavalink.com/index.php?id=56
There are drivers for Windows (except CE, AFAIK), Linux (kernel 2.4.x)
and QNX6. Driver provide all ordinary IOCTLs, but modem line
manipulations are not such time precise as with local port.

Cheers,
Eduard.

Socket Communications makes a serial port PCMCIA card that has worked well
for me under
QNX4, QNX6 as well as Windows. (UART 16550 compatible)

- Dave

"Peter Weber" <pweber@qnx.com> wrote in message
news:cohi2v$sd6$1@inn.qnx.com...
The Mercury card for me works fine. Selfhosted and on XP.
cheers,
Peter
"Miguel Simon" <simon@ou.edu> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:cofpne$hse$1@inn.qnx.com...
Hi...

There is a laptop with no serial port, and I wonder if anyone knows
about a PCMCIA card or other device compatible with QNX that could
provide serial port access to QNX. Thanks.

Regards...

Miguel.




ed1k
 

Re: external serial port

Postby John Nagle » Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:17 am

There are Ethernet to serial converters. QNX talks
to them via TCP. We use a Sealevel Systems unit for a
wierd device that needs a 500,000 baud serial port.
This is becoming a common way to deal with legacy
serial devices in industrial control environments.

John Nagle
Team Overbot
John Nagle
 

Re: external serial port

Postby Miguel Simon » Sun Dec 12, 2004 8:28 pm

Hi John...

This is an interesting choice that I had thought off as well. However,
do you know of a particular choice that you know works well? Thanks.

Regards...

Miguel.



John Nagle wrote:
There are Ethernet to serial converters. QNX talks
to them via TCP. We use a Sealevel Systems unit for a
wierd device that needs a 500,000 baud serial port.
This is becoming a common way to deal with legacy
serial devices in industrial control environments.

John Nagle
Team Overbot
Miguel Simon
 

Re: external serial port

Postby Miguel Simon » Sun Dec 12, 2004 8:30 pm

Hi Dave...

Thanks. I will look into this as well. Do they have drivers for QNX, or
do you port or write your own drivers? Thanks again.

Regards...

Miguel.


Dave Nickerson wrote:
Socket Communications makes a serial port PCMCIA card that has worked well
for me under
QNX4, QNX6 as well as Windows. (UART 16550 compatible)

- Dave

"Peter Weber" <pweber@qnx.com> wrote in message
news:cohi2v$sd6$1@inn.qnx.com...

The Mercury card for me works fine. Selfhosted and on XP.
cheers,
Peter
"Miguel Simon" <simon@ou.edu> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:cofpne$hse$1@inn.qnx.com...

Hi...

There is a laptop with no serial port, and I wonder if anyone knows
about a PCMCIA card or other device compatible with QNX that could
provide serial port access to QNX. Thanks.

Regards...

Miguel.



Miguel Simon
 

Re: external serial port

Postby Evan Hillas » Sun Dec 12, 2004 8:50 pm

CANbus uses a comport at 500k usually, I wouldn't quite call it weird. :)


Evan
Evan Hillas
 

Re: external serial port

Postby Dave Nickerson » Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:05 pm

The Socket Communications cards that have true 16550 compatibility work with
the shipped QNX drivers for serial ports. You may need to pass the port and
irq to the driver depending on if the cards end up being configured at
standard serial port configurations or not.

- Dave

"Miguel Simon" <simon@ou.edu> wrote in message
news:cpi98q$qs4$3@inn.qnx.com...
Hi Dave...

Thanks. I will look into this as well. Do they have drivers for QNX, or do
you port or write your own drivers? Thanks again.

Regards...

Miguel.


Dave Nickerson wrote:
Socket Communications makes a serial port PCMCIA card that has worked
well for me under
QNX4, QNX6 as well as Windows. (UART 16550 compatible)

- Dave

"Peter Weber" <pweber@qnx.com> wrote in message
news:cohi2v$sd6$1@inn.qnx.com...

The Mercury card for me works fine. Selfhosted and on XP.
cheers,
Peter
"Miguel Simon" <simon@ou.edu> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:cofpne$hse$1@inn.qnx.com...

Hi...

There is a laptop with no serial port, and I wonder if anyone knows
about a PCMCIA card or other device compatible with QNX that could
provide serial port access to QNX. Thanks.

Regards...

Miguel.


Dave Nickerson
 

Re: external serial port

Postby Miguel Simon » Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:51 pm

Hi Dave...

I did get a Socket Communications card, and it works well. Thanks.

However, the card has two serial ports, but I can only use one of them.
I have tried several combinations to try to get both serial ports
working, but I have not been successful.

Should I mess with the enum file, or should I continue to try to set
things up with the command line?

I have tried the following:

pccard-launch '0x200,devc-ser8250 -b9600 -F 3f8,4 2f8,3'

where '0x200' is the device type from 'pin con'

I have tried starting the devp-pccard and then pccard-launch, but it
does not work, etc, etc. If you have any pointers on how to get the two
serial ports working, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

Regards...

Miguel.



Dave Nickerson wrote:
The Socket Communications cards that have true 16550 compatibility work with
the shipped QNX drivers for serial ports. You may need to pass the port and
irq to the driver depending on if the cards end up being configured at
standard serial port configurations or not.

- Dave
Miguel Simon
 

RE: Re: external serial port

Postby WhiteRabbits » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:20 am

hello Miguel,
can you pls name the model of the card, I wish to buy one myself.
or any other details, like a weblink, where-to-buy-info or such.
thanks HELGE
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