[aprssig] USB host IC by Microchip

Ben Jackson ben at ben.com
Wed Mar 4 13:52:45 EST 2009

On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 09:23:59AM -0800, Derek Koonce wrote:
> Not sure if all you developers have seen this...
> http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=2018&mcparam=en535021
> This is basically a USB host IC.

Atmel makes USB OTG (host and device capable) microcontrollers too, and
the tools are much easier to use.  There's a guy named Dean Camera who
has written a much better library for driving these called "LUFA" and it
includes host demos for keyboard, mouse, CDC and others.  "CDC" is what
a standard USB serial port is.  There's a $30 "USB KEY" devboard with an
AT90USB1287 that is host capable which you could try this on.  I believe
the demo just connects the standard TTL serial port on the AVR to the
USB serial, which is exactly what you probably want...

Ben Jackson AD7GD
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