Interconnecting classic computers

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sat May 10 03:43:30 CDT 2008


On Tue, 2008-05-06 at 22:42 +0100, Tony Duell wrote:
> > It were me, I'd probably look into Bluetooth- or Zigbee-based serial
> > extenders.
> 
> Yes, I have, and still am, considerign those. Somebody else suggested the 
> Xee module, I had haeard of that. But do any of them work without any 
> flow control lines back to the host? The simple radio module (on the 
> 433MHz band) that I looked at certainly eneded the RTS/CTS flow control 
> or something equivalent.

I'm fairly sure you could use something to fake the flow control lines.
My first thought would be to use some sort of microcontroller to buffer
a few bytes from the serial port, drop the link into tx, send them, and
go back to rx again.

This is basically what commercial 433/466MHz links do.

Gordon




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