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Michael Karas
11/23/11 14:32
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Beaverton Or

#184872 - Parallel Port Capture
Has anyone done anything with trying to capture parallel port output from one PC over into another PC over something like USB?

I need to use the parallel port of an embedded PC type system to log checkpoint status information from a real time application. The data gathering would be handled via some Windows based laptop using USB.

I found one web site where a guy supposedly built a capture device using the FTDI FT245R USB<-->FIFO chip. Any one used FT245R for data capture coming in over the parallel port to USB on the capture PC side?

If you did try that how well does the FTDI USB driver for the FIFO chip handle the incoming data flow when operating in the virtual COMM port mode?

Michael Karas

PS. I'll post the link to the FT245R project page when I get a chance to look it up.


List of 16 messages in thread
Parallel Port Capture      Michael Karas      11/23/11 14:32      
   FT245R Project Link      Michael Karas      11/23/11 15:31      
      Email on Adapter      Michael Karas      11/23/11 22:04      
         a couple of things ...      Richard Erlacher      11/24/11 01:14      
            INTERLNK?      Andy Neil      11/24/11 13:53      
               NC too      Stefan KAnev      11/24/11 14:11      
               laplink      Per Westermark      11/24/11 14:46      
                  MS-DOS v6.22      Andy Neil      11/24/11 16:26      
                     It sounds like a repackaging of Laplink      Per Westermark      11/24/11 16:40      
                  Laplink and others      Michael Karas      11/24/11 23:30      
                     Depends on view      Per Westermark      11/25/11 02:13      
                        Back In The Day      Andy Peters      11/29/11 10:11      
                           it was/it is easy      Stefan KAnev      11/29/11 12:23      
         Capture Device Successful        Michael Karas      11/25/11 05:20      
            thanks for reporting      Jan Waclawek      11/25/11 06:10      
               Boxes not normal here...      Michael Karas      11/25/11 10:57      

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