usb-to-parallel port solutions

Chris Elmquist chrise at
Thu Nov 5 20:08:27 CST 2015

On Friday (11/06/2015 at 01:51AM +0000), dave at wrote:
> Can somone recommend a good USB-to-parallel port solution that will easily
> work with Linux?


Will look like a tty device to Linux(/dev/ttyUSBn) but baud rate, other
settings are ignored and whatever you write to that port comes out the
FT245 bit parallel and whatever you strobe into FT245 bit parallel comes
out the tty driver on the top side.

I have used these as a high speed channel to vintage machines such as
Heath H89 and then we ran a disk emulation protocol on top of that.

Chris Elmquist

More information about the cctalk mailing list