Re: a USB GPS to a BX-24

Started by Victor Fraenckel April 26, 2007
Jacques,

I have done this with the ZX-24 which is a superset of the BX-24. The
key is to get a GOOD USB to Serial converter. I USE this one:

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_idq8

or this one:

http://www.zbasic.net/Interface-Kits/USB-TTL-Serial-Converter/p-42.html

which is from Elba Corp, the maker of the ZX-24. Both of these
converters use the excellent FTDI FT232 chip. If you go this route, be
sure to go the the FTDI site and get the latest drivers for the chip. I
also use the Elba board to download software into my ZX-24 apps with NO
problems.

HTH

Vic
--

*____________________________________________________________________________________________*

*Victor Fraenckel
KC2GUI
victorf ATSIGN windreader DOT com**

*
Victor,

I'm confused. Did you use the FT232RL USB to Serial Breakout board
between your PC and the ZX24 or between the ZX24 and a USB GPS device?

If the latter, how'd you do it?

Thx,
Paul

--- In b..., Victor Fraenckel wrote:
>
> Jacques,
>
> I have done this with the ZX-24 which is a superset of the BX-24. The
> key is to get a GOOD USB to Serial converter. I USE this one:
>
> http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_idq8
>
> or this one:
>
> http://www.zbasic.net/Interface-Kits/USB-TTL-Serial-Converter/p-42.html
>
> which is from Elba Corp, the maker of the ZX-24. Both of these
> converters use the excellent FTDI FT232 chip. If you go this route, be
> sure to go the the FTDI site and get the latest drivers for the
chip. I
> also use the Elba board to download software into my ZX-24 apps with NO
> problems.
>
> HTH
>
> Vic
> --
*____________________________________________________________________________________________*
>
> *Victor Fraenckel
> KC2GUI
> victorf ATSIGN windreader DOT com**
>
> *
>