[time-nuts] USB to Serial Connectors for GPS Modules

Prologix support at prologix.biz
Wed Jun 4 22:45:52 EDT 2008

Usually, the adapters work fine. Two instances where they _may_ not:

1. Devices that are powered from "unused" serial lines. 
2. Applications that perform direct twiddling of serial lines, instead of
using host OS functions.

-----Original Message-----
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Behalf Of Matthew Smith
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 6:26 PM
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Subject: [time-nuts] USB to Serial Connectors for GPS Modules

Hi Folks

Are there any issues with connecting computers to GPS modules through 
USB to serial devices like the FTDI FT232R, as opposed to 'native' 
serial ports?  At the moment, I'm thinking in the context of an NTP 
server, but am interested in a general context should I need to move to 
USB-only PCs.  Didn't know if there were any latency issues or anything.



Matthew Smith
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