I see that the recommended USB to serial converter is the FTDI unit.
I need a USB to serial converter, but am concerned with using the FTDI
I used the FTDI direct device drivers for hardware that I build and support
both firmware and PC side software for. However, from what I remember
the ftdi VCP drivers do not like to be installed along side of the
Now, with a quick look on FTDI's web site...··...It appears that in newer
device drivers use a·EEPROM setting to differentiate which drivers
will access the hardware.
My problem is that that I have existing hardware at customer sites that
are probably not programmed with the newer EEPROM settings, so·I·cannot
easily update drivers in my software package. However, I still need a USB
to serial converter for the SX Key, and need to support my older existing
Anyone still following me???·
If so, any suggestions?
My thoughts are:
Do I look for·a non-FTDI USB to serial converter?
Or,·can anyone tell me if the new FTDI device drivers and new
USB to serial converter will function with·older·FTDI direct device drivers
currently installed on the system?
(I end up on the road with this system, and need the drivers to work for
my existing hardware)