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Re: serial communications
On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 12:22:36PM -0600, James Bergstrom wrote:
> I am very new at using cygwin. I just need to know how to do IO through a
> serial port. I have a driver written in C for Unix to control a device
> through the serial port, and now we are going to use it on a win98 machine
> using cygwin. Perhaps there is an example somewhere of writing bits to a
> serial port?
Perhaps there is. Can you really send bits at a time? I don't think so. The PC serial port is byte oriented. You can send a byte with some bits masked off. The serial port uses start and stop bits to synchronize.
I'd be curious to know what devices can receive bits less than an 8 bit byte.
> Thank you very much,
> I have been struggling with this for hours now.
> James Bergstrom
> University of Utah
> El En / Cp Sc / Cp En
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