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Driver for a USB to Serial (RS232) converter

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by Martin Lynch, Nov 27, 2003.

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  1. Martin Lynch

    Martin Lynch Guest


    I purchased a USB to RS232 converter, hoping to be able
    to hotsync my PalmIIIxe on a laptop that does not have
    serial ports.

    The CD that comes with the converter does not seem to
    have the proper drivers for it. It looks like the
    driver developer is a company named Cypress Semiconductor,
    but they do not have any driver support located on their

    My question is, do these such devices have drivers that
    are specific to the manufacturers, or is there such a
    "universal" driver that would work with all (or most)
    USB to serival converter devices? Please direct me to
    a company or website from which I could get some driver

  2. Quack

    Quack Guest

    A little off-topic in sci.electronics ...
    But i always use to find most stuff - its usually
    quicker going straight there rather than hunting through some of these
    companies websites.

    You will have to login as a member, but registration is free - and all
    users get the same username/password : drivers/all
    :) - so dont even bother registering ...

  3. Not exactly the topic for this group, but it is a type of service

    I would have bought a PCMCIA plugin card for the laptop. This card
    would plug in to the PCM slot on the side of the machine. This way,
    your operating system and mother board BIOS would see the port
    directly, and thus not require such complications as converting a
    port. The cost of the USB to Serial converter is probably more or
    about the same as the PCMCIA serial port card.

    Jerry Greenberg
  4. Guest

    Check out
    They make USB to DB9 adapters and have downloadable drivers that may
    fix your problem.
  5. Neil Kurzman

    Neil Kurzman Guest

    Cypress makes USB chips. the converter company must have used the stock
    drivers. They are specific.
    I do not understand why the driver does not work. I would take it back
    and get one that does.
  6. Klein

    Klein Guest

    I purchased a USB to RS232 converter, hoping to be able
    Are you using older Windows? I Picked up a Palm serial/USB
    pigtail for $15 on Ebay, and it synced first time to WinXP with
    no additional drivers. Sorry can't help with the driver issue.

    You still may have another option on your laptop. Before my
    cable arrived, I just synced through the infared port. Again,
    just change the HOTSYNC settings, no new drivers needed.
  7. the Wiz

    the Wiz Guest

    Depends on where you shop. When I was looking for a serial port add-on,
    USB->serial adapters were under $20; PCMCIA serial cards were around $100.

    The one thing to watch for in either case is whether the device is supported
    under the operating system you're using. PCMCIA is available for almost all
    operating systems; USB isn't really supported in Win 95.

    More about me:
    VB3/VB6/C/PowerBasic source code:
    Freeware for the Palm with NS Basic source code:
    Drivers for Pablo graphics tablet and JamCam cameras:
    johnecarter [email protected] mindspring com. Fix the obvious to reply by email.
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