[coreboot] thincan serial support

Tom Sylla tsylla at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 18:19:04 CET 2008

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 11:36 AM, ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:
> I need to do ttl to rs232 for the thincan. I am thinking of a cook
>  book procedure so others can do this easily.
>  The first ingredient is this: http://www.superdroidrobots.com/rs232.htm
>  Anyone have a better choice? I like this as it comes with schematics
>  and howto. From here I should be able
>  to do a simple "howto" writeup.

The DLP (FTDI) cables seem a little bit cheaper, and I have used them
on several 5536 platforms.

DLP-TTL-232R-3V3-WE is a wire-ended version ($24)
DLP-TTL-232R-3V3 is a version with a 5-pin 100mil socket already attached ($20)
DLP-TTL-232R-3V3-PCB is a blank version ($18, add your own wires)

If the thincan has 5536's first serial port RX and TX available on a
header (the Atrec person mentioned there is a daughterboard for a real
serial port), the 100mil socket version is easy, just swap the pins in
the connector as needed. The wire-ended and blank ones are generic if
it is some other connector.

The above part numbers are for the 3.3V versions, but they are 5v
tolerant, too, so you can also use them with the muxed DDC pins
(5536's 2nd serial port) if that is the intent.

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