NE500 USB?

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mhisted

25 Mar, 2016 02:43 PM

Hi Chris,

Is making the NE500 pump work with a USB-to-serial adapter still on your list?
We use a lot of Startech USB-to-serial adapters, and on the Mac, they expose themselves as a /dev/cua device that you can treat like a serial device. I scanned the MWorks NE500 code just now and it looks like you'd need to write a new PortDevice, so I can understand if you are deprioritizing it.

Thanks,
Mark

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Christopher Sta... on 25 Mar, 2016 02:49 PM

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    Hi Mark,

    Yes, it's still on my list. I had deprioritized it based on your previous comments, but I'd be happy to bump it up the list if you want. It should be a relatively small job.

    Cheers,
    Chris

  2. 2 Posted by mhisted on 25 Mar, 2016 05:35 PM

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    Yes, it's not super-high priority for us.
      I am setting up some new rigs here now, so I am getting some new serial-to-Ethernet hardware. If you had a version that used USB soon I'd be happy to test it. Your call.

    thanks,
    Mark

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Christopher Sta... on 30 Mar, 2016 03:43 PM

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    Hi Mark,

    Starting with tonight's nightly build, the NE500 plugin will support USB-to-serial adapters. To use one, set the address parameter to the device path (e.g. "/dev/cu.usbserial-FTH1RRH5", including the quotes, or give the name of a variable that contains the path string), and leave the port parameter empty. No other changes to your experiments are required.

    When you have a chance, please try this out and confirm that it works for you.

    Cheers,
    Chris

  4. 4 Posted by mhisted on 30 Mar, 2016 03:53 PM

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    Excellent. I will test this out in the next few days.

    thanks,
    Mark

  5. Christopher Stawarz closed this discussion on 13 May, 2016 12:39 AM.

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