USB VS SERIAL

Started by BOYD S.SPENCE MINER in BasicX15 years ago 3 replies

EXCUSE THE CAPS. I THINK THE RAT RACE FOR USB IS PLAIN FOOLISH. WE WOULD ALL BE BETTER OFF WITH PLAIN HIGH SPEED DOS AND REAL SERIAL...

EXCUSE THE CAPS. I THINK THE RAT RACE FOR USB IS PLAIN FOOLISH. WE WOULD ALL BE BETTER OFF WITH PLAIN HIGH SPEED DOS AND REAL SERIAL PORTS. THIS WOULD PUT YOU IN CONTROL INSTEAD OF BILL GATES TYING OUR HANDS BEHIND OUR BACKS, LAUGHING AT US ALL AND SAYING, "GOTCHA, NOW DO IT YOUR WAY IF YOU CAN STUPID". 73 SPEN


usb to serial

Started by cmos8me in BasicX15 years ago 5 replies

hey guys, this is absolutely glorious to see an actual group for the bx....Well i have a question, I just got a laptop with no...

hey guys, this is absolutely glorious to see an actual group for the bx....Well i have a question, I just got a laptop with no serial ports, does anyone know if I will have problems configuring ports for usb to serial? Has anyone used a laptop for compiling? Please fill me in, it


ps/2 or usb mouse vectors to debug.print

Started by ads_...@yahoo.co.uk in BasicX12 years ago 4 replies

Hi all, i'm hoping to get some help with a project, the first part is to be able to connect a mouse/touchpad* to the BX24, it can be usb or...

Hi all, i'm hoping to get some help with a project, the first part is to be able to connect a mouse/touchpad* to the BX24, it can be usb or ps/2 (although from my research i think ps/2 with a ps/2 to serial converter would probably be best) then obtain the vector changes for XY and debug.print them, help with this would be great. *i want to use a touchpad for the final device. thanks a...


BasicX 24 Chip Hangs When USB-to-Serial cable unplugged then plugged back in.

Started by trevio2100 in BasicX11 years ago 1 reply

Hi, The BasicX 24 Chip Hangs When a USB-to-Serial cable is unplugged then plugged back in. I have created a simple version of code to...

Hi, The BasicX 24 Chip Hangs When a USB-to-Serial cable is unplugged then plugged back in. I have created a simple version of code to re-create the issue. The following basicx code will open the COM1 serial port. It will then flash a light on and off on PIN 5 while the code is looping. The code is downloaded to my BX24 Chip (hosted on a BX24 Development Station) via a USB-to-Serial cable....


Downloading problem with USB-Serial adapter

Started by huangyuli1987 in BasicX11 years ago 1 reply

Hi everyone, I tried to use a USB-Serial adapter to download the "Hello World" Program to my BX24. I used a Serial Socket manually soldered to...

Hi everyone, I tried to use a USB-Serial adapter to download the "Hello World" Program to my BX24. I used a Serial Socket manually soldered to the wires connecting to PIN1-4 to connect with the adapter, I grounded PIN5 and PIN23, and supplied 6V to PIN24. However, when I 'compile and run', the following error message appears about a pause: writing to internal EEPROM varifying internal EEPRO...


Communication issue

Started by MAOV_98 in BasicX7 years ago

I started using the BX24 recently, I acquired the USB-Serial adapter from Netmedia and after sometime is stopped working, (error code 10) was the...

I started using the BX24 recently, I acquired the USB-Serial adapter from Netmedia and after sometime is stopped working, (error code 10) was the reason, doing some research I found that this was caused by counterfeit Prolific hardware, so I decided to buy another USB-Serial adapter from an authorized Prolific dealer, I installed the driver and the error code disappeared, however I do not get comm...


BasicX 24 Factory Program Wont Halt (used with Parallax BOE)

Started by rustyk_78 in BasicX15 years ago 10 replies

Hello, I just received my brand new BasicX microcontroller today. I've read the entire Hardware Reference manual and followed the steps...

Hello, I just received my brand new BasicX microcontroller today. I've read the entire Hardware Reference manual and followed the steps closely. I am running the BasicX on Parallax BOE (USB Version - w FTDI USB -> Serial Driver). I am able to receive the outputs from the pre-loaded program : Welcome To: Basic Basic Ba


Re: Belkin USB to Serial Fix

Started by robdeadtech in BasicX15 years ago 3 replies

Hi All, wondering if anyone has the pic that is mentioned in this post or knows the fix to repair the ATN line issue with the Belkin usb to ...

Hi All, wondering if anyone has the pic that is mentioned in this post or knows the fix to repair the ATN line issue with the Belkin usb to serial conveter (#F5U109). I believe I have the exact issue as described below but do not see any pic in the "phptos" section which details this issue. Thanks much! Rob --- In basicx


Re: BasicX 24 Chip Hangs When USB-to-Serial cable unplugged then plugged

Started by Brad Watts in BasicX11 years ago 1 reply

The same thing can happen just by restarting Windows on XP machines. It sounds like the ATN line is toggling when the USB dongle is connected....

The same thing can happen just by restarting Windows on XP machines. It sounds like the ATN line is toggling when the USB dongle is connected. You may need to disconnect the ATN line between the serial cable and the processor to prevent this from happening Here is the info from the manual: Serial Port Connector Once you've downloaded a program to the BX-24 chip, the development board's ...


Vista/windows 7 USB serial problem

Started by tripleit_dk in BasicX11 years ago

Hi all I'm using the prolific USB-2-serial converter, called PL2303. Recently installing windows 7 64-bit I installed the latest (3.3.5.122)...

Hi all I'm using the prolific USB-2-serial converter, called PL2303. Recently installing windows 7 64-bit I installed the latest (3.3.5.122) driver and it seem to work ok with TeraTermPro. But it didn't work with BasicX. I fixed the problem by downgrading the PL2303 driver from v. 3.3.5.122 to 3.2.0.0 and bingo, BasicX software are no longer reporting "run-time error '8020'". I've tested ...


how to connect BX-24 to USB laptop

Started by Michael Krause in BasicX14 years ago 6 replies

Hi there, I want to connect the BX-24 to my laptop (which has no serial port). Does anyone know any adaptors that work and could solve...

Hi there, I want to connect the BX-24 to my laptop (which has no serial port). Does anyone know any adaptors that work and could solve my problem? Thanks, -Michael


very newbie question

Started by naimead in BasicX15 years ago 5 replies

I have managed recently to compile and download a program in a BX- 24,but nothing seems to happen.Do i have to do something...

I have managed recently to compile and download a program in a BX- 24,but nothing seems to happen.Do i have to do something extra?Can it work with the USB programming cable on it or not? I have downloaded the BX-24+LCD example from the example section of totalrobots b


usb-serial converter, Linux and Java. Jobs a good en!!!

Started by c04203420 in BasicX15 years ago 1 reply

Life is sweet for me at the moment. I just did a kernel recompile on the laptop in order to try to get my bx-24 communicating with my ...

Life is sweet for me at the moment. I just did a kernel recompile on the laptop in order to try to get my bx-24 communicating with my favourite Operating System and guess what? SUCCESS!!! This is cool. The comm api for Java works a treat. It took me ages to ge t this far. I took the lappy to work with no documentation and after two days of messing around w


basicX and linux

Started by Ryan Autet in BasicX7 years ago 19 replies

ok As you know this group keeps saying oooh yes the BasicX Downloader and compiler will run on linux under wine.. well thats all fine and...

ok As you know this group keeps saying oooh yes the BasicX Downloader and compiler will run on linux under wine.. well thats all fine and dandy but it wont open and download ports!! or monitor ports !! I first i thought it was my usb to serial converter so i got a nother one with the same results . Any one have any answers on how to fix this Or is all my spare basic X micro controllers n...


Re: Mac and BX-24

Started by Drew in BasicX15 years ago 1 reply

I developed a commercial product using the BasicX harware platform and IDE. I did all the software development (device firmware) in the...

I developed a commercial product using the BasicX harware platform and IDE. I did all the software development (device firmware) in the BasicX IDE under Virtual PC on a Mac, first under OS 9 and later under the various flavors of OS X. Downloading over USB serial converters from the Mac, while cludgy *usually* worked fine. The problem later was our product integrat


ASCII Parallel Communication

Started by nerotek2000 in BasicX15 years ago 2 replies

Any help on this would greatly be appreciated! Hi I'm working on a project where I'm using a BX24 to read in ASCII ...

Any help on this would greatly be appreciated! Hi I'm working on a project where I'm using a BX24 to read in ASCII characters and pass it on to a USB Easy Input Chip via 8 pin parallel communication. My question is, is there a built in function that allows me to pass an


EEprom download error, USB-to-serial converter?

Started by "john.dreese" in BasicX11 years ago 1 reply

Hi Everybody, I've messed with Basic Stamps for a while and have upgraded to BasicX products, primarily the BX24 Development Station. ...

Hi Everybody, I've messed with Basic Stamps for a while and have upgraded to BasicX products, primarily the BX24 Development Station. Unfortunately, I'm running into errors on the most basic of things, downloading the Hello World program. When I push the F5 button to compile, download, and run, I see a window pop up that says "Halting BasicX" a few times, but it disappears. Howev...


Basicx-24 Developer kit

Started by luckmunemo in BasicX11 years ago 3 replies

Hi Everyone I just bought a Basicx-24 development kit and tried to test it following the manual which comes with it . My problem is the manual...

Hi Everyone I just bought a Basicx-24 development kit and tried to test it following the manual which comes with it . My problem is the manual assumes that Im using a Desktop pc but Im using a laptop which doesnt have a DB-9 socket so im using a USB-to-Serial cable . Im failing to test the kit because i keep gettin a msg that there is no communication between the laptop and the chip on the BXK2...


BX-24 Linux & Java

Started by c04203420 in BasicX15 years ago

Does anyone have any experience using the BX-24 and Java under Linux? If so I would love to hear from them. So far I have managed to get...

Does anyone have any experience using the BX-24 and Java under Linux? If so I would love to hear from them. So far I have managed to get my usb-serial adapter working perfectly well under my favourite OS. (Gentoo Linux Rocks) I have also managed to get the javax.comm api working and the test application works a treat at reading serial data coming from the