[Coco] 16550 wasRe: RS232 paks

Willard Goosey goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Wed Mar 4 00:56:39 EST 2009

On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 08:53:06AM +1100, Mark McDougall wrote:

> I also believe that at least one person has "gone 16550" to use his 
> words??? Is that the case? Are there many here that are using 16550, and 
> what software supports it?

There have been one or two projects to build a 16550 serial card.
>From what I understand, they have floundered not on the hardware
issues, but on software issues. :-(

Writing an OS-9 driver is one thing, but (I believe) the 16550 can't
really pretend to be a 6551, and this breaks *every* BASIC terminal
program ever written...

Willard Goosey  goosey at sdc.org
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