[Coco] 16550 wasRe: RS232 paks

David Hazelton davehazelton at comcast.net
Wed Mar 4 08:12:44 EST 2009

Willard Goosey wrote:
> 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
I have one built by Conect (IIRC)  Since when I bought it I only used 
OS9, It worked great.  I did get better throughput then the RS-PAK.  I 
did mostly Zmodem for file transfers, but I also logged in to VAX 
machines and Unix based Machines at Work.  


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