Kandralla

Member Since: May 26, 2012

Country: United States

  • Tutorial - Beginning Embedded Electronics - 4 | about 2 years ago

    I’m a little confused here and wondering if someone can help me out. I’ve been following the tutorials up to now and this is the first one where one of the pieces needed to complete the tutorial isn’t available or easy to figure out substitutes for.

    Basically I have two problems:

    1. I don’t have easy access to a serial port.
    2. I the DIP version of the MAX323 doesn’t seem to be available anywhere (only surface mount and I’d rather not attempt surface mount soldering yet).

    So I found this: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9718

    Am I correct in assuming that this cable solves both problems above in that it’s a USB based serial interface and, because it’s already running at 5V, it replaces the MAX323?

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