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GUI based Serial Communication Program using C#

building a opensource serial port programming software using C# and dot net framework

A short tutorial on building a Graphical User interface (GUI) Serial communication program using C# and Dotnet framework .The C# program is then used for communicating with an Arduino Uno /Microcontroller (ATMEL AVR,Mirochip PIC,MSP430) to send and receive data from Windows OS.You can use the opensource code to develop your own C# based serial control program.

RS485 Programming Tutorials using USB to RS485 converter

rs485 programming tutorials for beginners using usb to rs485 converterA collection of tutorials on building and controlling RS485 networks from your Windows or Linux PC using USB2SERIAL USB to RS485 converter.The PC side interfacing code is written in C,C# and Python and can run on both Windows and Linux Platforms.

Interfacing 7 Segment LED Display with FT232

lt543 7 segment LED Display  interfaced with FT232 usb to serial converter using D2XX library

In this tutorial we will interface a 7 Segment LED display serially using FT232 USB to serial converter chip and D2XX library from FTDI.D2XX is a library released by FTDI international,makers of FT232 and other FT series chip to access the advanced functions of the FT232 chip.The control program is written in standard C using D2XX library and is compiled using opensource GCC compiler on a windows 7 machine.Please note that this tutorial is specific to FT232 chip and will not work with USB to serial converter chips manufactured by other companies( like TUSB3410 from TI).

This article was featured on  link to article in hackaday,You can read the article on hackaday here.

USB2SERIAL V2.0 User Manual

This is the online usermanual for USB2SERIAL V2.0 USB to Serial/RS232/RS485 converter sold on this site.

USB to Serial,RS232,RS485 Converter (USB2SERIAL)

Buy USB to RS485/RS232/Serial converter online from India,BangaloreUSB2SERIAL is a FT232 based protocol converter which can be used as the following
   USB to RS485 converter
   USB to RS232 converter
   USB to Serial (5V/3.3V) converter
   FT232 Development Board

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Serial Programming using C sharp on Windows

Cross Platform serial communication using Python (PySerial)

Controlling the RTS and DTR pins of Serial Port in Linux

Welcome to the second part of the tutorial on how to configure the Serial Port on Linux.In this section we will learn to control the RTS and DTR pins of the Serial Port using ioctl() system call.

USB to 8 bit Parallel port Or Asynchronous Bit Bang mode of FT232

And finally ,after all those lecturing (for those who had the patience to go through all those previous articles ) about the IDE's,setting up a connection and so on, we have reached where the real action is.In this section we are going to convert the pins of the FT232 (TXD,RXD,RTS,DTS...RI) to an 8 bit parallel port using the good old D2XX library.One use of Asynchronous Bit bang mode is the replacement of legacy parallel port based devices using FT232 chip.

FT232 USB to Serial Converter chip development using D2XX library

Photo showing FT232 chip development using D2XX library and USB2SERIAL board

In this article we will learn to use the D2XX library from FTDI to extend the functionalities of FT232 USB to Serial Converter chip.Most of the people in the embedded field are familiar about the easy to use USB to Serial converter chip FT232 which can easly add a USB Serial port to any microcontroller with an UART.With a  little bit of code and a library (D2XX) from FTDI (makers of FT232) you can easily convert the humble chip into a USB to Parallel converter (8 and 4 bit),USB to RS485 Converter and off course USB to Serial Converter.

Even though this article is written as a companion guide to the USB2SERIAL Converter sold at this website, you can use any FT232 based USB to serial converter board to test the examples present in this article. The only requirement for your hardware module is that you should be able to identify the required pins of FT232 from your board and use it.

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