USB Comms Adapter

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Re: USB Comms Adapter

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NickKostelidis wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 4:58 pm I just thought of something that I think will be useful for making the adapter. I use several usb to serial adapters. Some of them work only in Windows XP and Windows 7.
Some others work with all OS except Windows 11.
So Andrew I think that you have to choose a chip that works with all the operating systems (including Windows 11).
Hmm, that's interesting. Do you have any idea which chips work and which don't?
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/manhattanp ... ter-205146
This is an adapter that works in all OS including Windows 11. I don’t know the type of the chip there is inside.
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NickKostelidis wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:59 pm https://www.google.com/amp/s/manhattanp ... ter-205146
This is an adapter that works in all OS including Windows 11. I don’t know the type of the chip there is inside.
That link doesn't seem to work for me, but a search got me there. It says it uses the Prolific PL-2303RA device. There is a datasheet available and it
looks like the chip can be bought.
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https://en.manhattanproducts.eu/product ... ter-151856
This is another link for this adapter.
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I've bought a few 2303 ICs and will make a USB adapter based on it.
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Is that a chip that is recognised by Windows 11?
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NickKostelidis wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:43 pm https://en.manhattanproducts.eu/product ... ter-151856
This is another link for this adapter.
I can't open this link (403 error) but searching the web for "manhattan-en-usb-to-serial-converter-151856" displays a USB to serial adapter that uses the FTDI FT232RL ,not the PL-2303 (prolific mainly)
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xchris wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:29 pm
NickKostelidis wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:43 pm https://en.manhattanproducts.eu/product ... ter-151856
This is another link for this adapter.
I can't open this link (403 error) but searching the web for "manhattan-en-usb-to-serial-converter-151856" displays a USB to serial adapter that uses the FTDI FT232RL ,not the PL-2303 (prolific mainly)
That's odd as the page I got to gave an adapter that used the PL2303:

https://manhattanproducts.eu/search?q=s ... pe=product

A lot of those adapters use the PL2303. the adapter I have recently made uses an FTDI device. FT231 I think.


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NickKostelidis wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:21 pm Is that a chip that is recognised by Windows 11?
That's a good question, I don't have any Windows devices so can't test that. It's a different family of devices so between the two hopefully one will work, at least.
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Guys I am not exactly into the M$ driver certification, but the whole thing is a bit complex as it depends by the vendor (vendor ID) driver signing with the M$.
in the case of Prolific (PL2303): they suggest the use of their PL-2303GC as you can see on their site https://www.prolific.com.tw/US/ShowProd ... 25&pcid=41
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