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vrf USB to COM adapter and Vee?

Question asked by VRFuser on Mar 25, 2008
Latest reply on May 9, 2008 by VRFuser
I have also had great success with Digi's(formerly IONetowrks?) Edgeport product line with VEE.
Their drivers are updated on a regular basis and released to Windows update.
Support has also been excellent.

Thanks,
Jon Griggs
mailto:jgriggs@crownintl.com
Test Engineer
Crown International
1718 West Mishawaka Road
Elkhart, IN 46517


-----Original Message-----
From: REED,KIRK (A-LittleFalls,ex1) [mailto:kirk_reed@agilent.com]
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2008 4:19 PM
To: VRF
Subject: RE: [vrf] USB to COM adapter and Vee?

We have been using IONetworks Edgeport/4 or Edgeport/8 USB to DB9 converters for years, and I literally have zero problems with Vee.  Anymore with IOlibs 15, I don't even have to configure it manually (when I upgraded to iolib 15).  As I remember the converter installs the drivers when you plug it in.  You can always download the latest from IONetworks, but I have not had to do that in a long time.

They do have a one serial port USB to DB9 serial adapter, and I would hope the engineering developed on the Edgeport products are put into the smaller products.

See product info guide at http://www.digi.com/pdf/prd_usb_edgeport.pdf

Just my 2 cents,

Kirk Reed
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Kirk.reed@agilent.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Williams, Dan [mailto:Dan.Williams@analog.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 9:28 AM
To: PDL-LISTS,VRF (A-Lists,unix1)
Subject: RE: [vrf] USB to COM adapter and Vee?


I've used the USB to serial converters from Manhattan and they've worked without a hitch in VEE. You might want to make sure the converters are actual USB to Serial converters and not USB to PDA converters which look identical but there are supposedly some differences in functionality. You never know when the IT department will think they're saving money by buying the wrong thing.

-----Original Message-----
From: fukui.yutaka@jp.fujitsu.com [mailto:fukui.yutaka@jp.fujitsu.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 1:10 AM
To: VRF
Cc: VRF
Subject: Re: [vrf] USB to COM adapter and Vee?

Hi,


I have some USB to Serial Converters to use as an additional COM port.

Because you can communicate with the equipment via hyperterminal (USB to Serial interface ), the interface seems to be properly installed.

1) Open your VEE program and check its Interface Properties.
   Check the address of the serial interface.

2) Open Agilent IO libraries and find RS-232 serial interface
  (COM*) available on your computer.

  Its Logical unit number must coincide with VEE program's
  address of the serial interface.

  If different, change the Logical unit number after clicking
  "Change Properties". You might check communication with the equipment
  using Interactive IO.

May this information help you.


Regards,
FUKUI Yutaka

----- Original Message -----
>Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 19:43:34 -0700
>From: "Jon Logan" <jon.logan.audio@gmail.com>
>To: VRF <vrf@agilent.com>
>Subject: [vrf] USB to COM adapter and Vee?
>
>
>Hello,
>
>Our IT department has forced us to get newly leased computers and won't
>support the old machines.  So, all of the models we can choose from
>have zero COM ports.  We went out and got USB to serial adapters and voila:
>equipment that wants a COM port interface doesn't work.  The programs
>work well with a standard (DB-9) COM port, but the USB to serial
>adapter does not work no way, no how.  We can communicate with the
>equipment via hyperterminal (USB to Serial interface ), but Vee say's it's not
>configured.   Does Vee IO libraries require the USB to COM interface to be
>USBTMC compliant too??    Has anybody ran into the same issue?   I worry
>because it is now very difficult to get a laptop with a DB-9 COM port
>and those PCMCIA cards are a bit fragile for lab environments.  Maybe I'm
>missing something easy?   If anybody can help out with a fix, I would
>appreciate it.   I checked the archive and the seems to be an issue with USB
>equipment not being ASBTMC compliant, but I'd have thought that Windows
>and the USB to Serial driver might handle the bridge to stream COM data
>out of the USB port.
>
>If anybody has any info, that'd be great.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Jon
>
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