Posts Tagged ‘USB to UART’

USB-to-UART CP2104-MINIEK (mini evaluation kit) available for $5

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Viswa wrote to us about the USB-to-UART CP2104-MINIEK (mini evaluation kit) from Silicon Labs available for $5. Via the contact form.

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Posted in Interface | 11 Comments »

FT231X USB to UART chip

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Guan Yang draws our attention to a new member of the FT232 family, the FT231X. I wanted access to more pins than your typical FTDI board provides, and realized that our friends at FTDI have designed a replacement for the venerable FT232 series that found a home in classical Arduinos,...

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Posted in components, USB | 4 Comments »

Nook Tablet hardware protection hacked with the Bus Pirate

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

The Nook Tablet hardware protection was hacked with some help from the Bus Pirate. The Bus Pirate was used as a simple USB to UART bridge so nook hackers can talk directly to onboard ICs and bypass the standard bootloader. The device was released  allowing ADB to be accessed.  Barnes...

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Infrared Toy serial bridge with an RFID reader

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Here's our first test of the USB to serial mode of the USB Infrared Toy. We used it with a UART-based RFID card reader. Pictures and a sample Python script after the break. The USB IR Toy is $20, including worldwide shipping. Every sale supports this open source project. (more…)

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Posted in Infrared toy | 2 Comments »

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  • Pekka Akselin: This is ridiculous!? :-) We are back at 256(!) byte EPROMs that needed multiple, a handful, of voltages to run! :-(
  • KH: Let's try a back-of-envelope calc balancing energies. From MCP1700 datasheet, there are graphs for a 200mA load step. Estimate the energy shortfall as 12uJ. Say...
  • Daniel: It's been a week and my comment is still awaiting moderation. Apparently the CIA doesn't want their involvement known?
  • KH: Agree, so okay, I guess he must have learned from somewhere. 100nF and 1000uF is so far apart, that was jarring; it's more magic incantation...
  • Max: I have a suspicion the hefty electrolytic cap might be some sort of cargo cult carry-over from other RF-based projects - for instance, I've seen...