Revolution Reading GPS Data
Thomas McGrath III
3mcgrath at comcast.net
Wed Mar 5 09:53:03 EST 2008
This is what I was referring to before. I was able to communicate with
a few of my 'Serial' now USB devices using the same drivers from
Keyspan. I noticed after install from a Kestrel device that the driver
that created the Virtual Com Port was the same.
I found them here : http://www.keyspan.com/downloads/homepage_pn_usa19w.spml
I believe it was the 19W that worked best.
I also use this to communicate to my Meade Telescope, Kestrel 4500,
and Garmin GPS.
On Mar 5, 2008, at 6:17 AM, Ben Rubinstein wrote:
> There seemed when I was working in this area to be two main sources
> of the latter: FTDI and ??Prolific?. Although the devices I was
> working with were Windows only, I was able to find Mac drivers for
> both of these things with a bit of googling on the net (because
> other products are using the same chipsets, and are marketed with
> Mac software). Once I got these installed I could simply open a
> "port" called /dev/cu.usbserial, and found that I was talking to the
> GPS device as if it was a serial device. So in fact Rev was dealing
> with a serial device; and the actual SiRF chipset was a serial
> device; there were just a few layers of bridging over USB going on
> between the two.
> So I reckon that there's a fair chance that you could establish
> communication with the device (though mind you I did this a couple
> of years ago, on a PowerPC - I've not checked whether Intel versions
> of these drivers are now available).
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