Avishay writes informing us of his recent project, a USB-to-serial adapter with a small display that shows the COM port number of the adapter once connected to the computer. The design is based on an 18F2553 dev board. Avishay reports his project was the recipient a $250 2012 Wyolum innovation grant.
This project is still in the beta stage, with no RS232 line driver and only a single-digit port number display. Nevertheless, it looks like a potential timesaving concept, eliminating the need to check the OS for the COM port assignment every time a device is plugged in.
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