Re: SERIAL PORTS
Ethernet and USB have considerably-higher program code and componenttoggle quoted message Show quoted text
overhead than RS-232 and most all microcontrollers already have an RS-232
port cast in their silicon that literally comes for free.
The cable listed in the message below is a Cisco serial console cable and
isn't useful for anything else.
Here are a few of a number of devices that will convert serial RS-232 to
These modules could give your mount an Ethernet interface, as well as it's
own web status and control interface:
Serious programming would be required for either module, as well as on the
far end computer.
A box with multiple serial ports on one side (often up to 32) and a single
Ethernet connector upstream is commonly called a Terminal Server. We use
them quite frequently in the big observatories to connect a multitude of
specialized-task microcontrollers to a control PC on the observatory
I hope this helps.
Waikoloa, HI 96738
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Disclaimer: I have not used any of these.
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addition to the serial ports, I would happily order two.
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