BeagleBoard and Apple hardware

Hello,

So, I just received a BeagleBoard and started playing with it. The
only problem is that I have all Apple hardware (a couple iBooks and a
new iMac), which don't have serial ports, so I haven't been able to
get very far. Is there a way to do a serial connection via USB?

Thanks!

ibartholomew@gmail.com wrote:

Hello,

So, I just received a BeagleBoard and started playing with it. The
only problem is that I have all Apple hardware (a couple iBooks and a
new iMac), which don't have serial ports, so I haven't been able to
get very far. Is there a way to do a serial connection via USB?

Maybe Cables & Adapters section of

http://dkc1.digikey.com/us/mkt/beagleboard.html

can help you. E.g.:

http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name=AE10289-ND

Best regards

Dirk

Thanks! I didn't think of that for some reason, and missed that page
in all the information. Gonna give that a try.

-Ian

I use an old iBook G4, you basically just have to get a simple USB-to-
RS232 adapter. If you get one with an FTDI chip on it (which is almost
all of them), it will work perfectly with OS X. I paid about $15 for
it.

Wouter

I also use a USB-to-RS232 adapter with an FTDI chip in it. One tip
I'll
add is that 'screen' is useful as a terminal program. This was new
info
for me at least:

screen /dev/tty.usbserial-ftDII6NW 115200

Works great for me.

Jason Kridner wrote:

I also use a USB-to-RS232 adapter with an FTDI chip in it.

The adapter I recently purchased at Best Buy (I was in a hurry!) use a Prolific chipset, which seems to work fine for me on my Macbook and my Linux workstation. I use zterm on the Macbook.

b.g.