[aprssig] $60 WinBook TW700 Tablet -- Webpage With More Info Up
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Feb 9 14:24:12 EST 2015
On 2/9/2015 1:57 PM, Steven Kalmar wrote:
> I just picked up a TW801. I've heard that it's the next one up from the TW700
> that can support Windows 10. I literally just powered it on, but it appears
> I'll be trying it with my TM-D710g and TH-D72a.
It's a natural for the D72 since the D72's main out is USB. A standard USB-A
(for the tablet host port) to mini-USB B (for the Kenwood's client port) cable
will connect the two.
With the 710, you will have the extra clumsyness of a USB-to-serial converter
cable/dongle connected to a DB9-to-Mini-DIN8 cable, to mate with the D710's
Macintosh-style 8-pin mini-DIN serial ports.
Or one could make a custom all-in-one cable. FTDI offers their USB<-->serial
converter chip mounted on a tiny naked PC board soldered-to/supported-by by a
bare USB A plug. It has tiny pads for soldering wires to the serial side.
Cut up a MiniDIN-8 cable keeping most of the wire on the male end, solder the
appropriate conductors to the pads on the FTDI board, and cover the assembly
with a couple of layers of heatshrink.
Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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