[semi-OT] local stores selling computer parts

Michael Torrie torriem at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 22:17:15 MDT 2011


On 09/05/2011 07:22 PM, Levi Pearson wrote:
> On Sep 5, 2011 6:17 PM, "Michael Torrie" <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On a serious note, serial communications will likely never go away
>> especially in embedded environments.
> 
> Considering that USB is also serial communication, that's certainly true.
> But just about every embedded board I work on comes with a USB dongle, so it
> would make little difference if they were doing something besides rs232
> serial.

Well what I mean is that it's super simple to rig up a gpio port and
some serial routines to output debugging information, etc.  A serial usb
thing would probably be overkill for such an adhoc need.


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