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Offline dangerman

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Re: USB to Enterprise serial
« Reply #15 on: 2018.December.23. 12:18:17 »
SUCCESS!

So I haven't looked any more into getting my Amiga handshaking with the Enterprise's serial port, but... I did manage to get the Enterprise talking with a Linux PC using this adapter. After I worked out how to enable handshaking on Linux, it's working flawlessly.

I can send messages back and forth easily.  I've even managed to send and receive whole text files - although for now I have to deal with the end of file manually, because there's no notion of files on a serial stream.

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Re: USB to Enterprise serial
« Reply #16 on: 2018.December.23. 14:00:03 »
Wow! Well done!

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Re: USB to Enterprise serial
« Reply #17 on: 2018.December.23. 19:58:12 »
Could this hardware be combined with the MIDI port, assuming that gets built? With hardware serial/parallel conversion, it would probably have some advantages compared to the built-in serial port on B7h, such as higher baud rate.

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Re: USB to Enterprise serial
« Reply #18 on: 2018.December.23. 20:41:18 »
Yes, some advantages, astounding transfer speed, independence from the processor frequency, memory emulation?, PC as a HD?, MIDI Host?, even Internet access with all their added benefits...?

And surely many more...

Ah, and B7h left definitively only for the Boxsoft-EnterMice interface.
« Last Edit: 2018.December.23. 20:47:45 by gflorez »

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Re: USB to Enterprise serial
« Reply #19 on: 2018.December.25. 13:48:38 »
I can send messages back and forth easily.  I've even managed to send and receive whole text files - although for now I have to deal with the end of file manually, because there's no notion of files on a serial stream.

It may be possible to modify the tapeserver program I wrote some time ago to use serial I/O. It allows for accessing a directory of PC files via an EXOS device, similarly to FILE: on ep128emu. Although the baud rate of the EP serial port (9600 maximum?) is not actually better than that of tapeserver, it could still be more convenient to use than audio based communication.