Thursday, October 25, 2012

New podcast - RS232, fifty years and still going!

Hugh and I go into the details of RS232C and how it is still used in broadcast engineering for configuration and test. Find it on iTunes, vanilla RSS, YouTube or the show notes website.

2 comments:

Daniel Plappert said...

Thanks for the nice bit of background info on this good old protocol.
I think that generally on a Windows box, the USB-to-RS232 adapter keeps its COM port assignment -- provided you use the same USB port on the computer next time! In fact our head of IT actually labelled one of his laptop's USB ports 'com1'...

Phil Crawley said...

It never dawned on me that Windows might assign a different com-port to the adapter when you changed USB sockets - wow.