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[aprssig] USB interface to d700a

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Thu Feb 2 15:54:47 UTC 2006


On Thu, 2 Feb 2006, Michael J. Wolthuis wrote:

> In looking at the new Garmin GPS units I see the majority of them say PC/USB
> interface.  I assume this means they have a USB interface and not serial
> only?  How can this be connected to the d700a directly without a computer?

You can't.  Fun with USB...

Even something like a USB->Serial converter cannot be used in this
case.  Those are designed for the computer end of a USB cable.  I
know of no way to convert an end-device from USB to serial, although
perhaps somebody has created a more intelligent device that can do
this now.  If so, somebody on here will enlighten us I'm sure.

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