RS-232 to USB conversion

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RS-232 to USB conversion

U-232
Yazz writes –

Here’s a RS-232 to USB Conversion Module. I just was studying for the General Class Amateur Radio exam using a the Gordon West book (GWGM-04) and its full of URL’s to Amateur related gear and sites. This one item caught my eye and I though some Maker’s could find some uses for it.

U-232 – Link.

10 thoughts on “RS-232 to USB conversion

  1. DGary says:

    that’s freaking brilliant, too bad it’s $80, could just as easily hack one of those $15 232->usb adapters to work

  2. rodbotic says:

    ftdi has a $5 chip at mouser. FT235R I think.

    it’s super easy to use too. Use the FT245R they are parallel out. and are faster.

  3. Shadyman says:

    See http://erroraccessdenied.com/node/913 for the breakout one I got for $15 from sparkfun

  4. joe_holt says:

    http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/MiniUSB
    http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8165

    I’ve used one of these and they’re great if you want TTL level signals on the RS-232 side. $20 from Spark Fun.

  5. Corbin_Dallas says:

    I JUST WANT A CHEAP RELIABLE WAY TO HOOK A MICROCONTROLLER TO MY POWERBOOKG4 AND HAVE THE PROGRAM RECOGNIZE IT!!!
    (bought a “mac-compatible” RS-232 to USB adapter cord from the bay, but it doesn’t work for my BS2 project board and whatknot, but I do not want to pay for that 1 cord everyone recommends that is more $ than I’d want to pay for it >$20+ !! (keyspan I think?) Any hacks/ suggestions other than the obvious??

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