Keyboard emulation module

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by fpiette, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. fpiette

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    Dec 12, 2010
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    Hello,

    I'm looking for a keyboard emulation module. Here is the exact need:
    From a PC, I must control an industrial system using his keyboard interface (Just a standard PC keyboard interface). My controlling PC has to emulate the keyboard for this industrial system.
    The controlling PC can communicate with the keyboard emulation module using USB (preferably) or RS232. The module coudl also be a PCI card to push in the controlling PC bus.

    Any product to suggest ?
    Thanks.
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  3. fpiette

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    Dec 12, 2010
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    Well, somthing like that but not exactly. As I understand, I-PAC2 convert switch to keyboard code. I have no switch, but a plain PC. That PC would send "commands" to the keyboard emulation module so that the industrial system think it is a human having hit the keys on a real keyboard.

    Thanks.
     
  4. fpiette

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    I think I've found a product: http://www.vetra.com/335text.html
    This is RS232 to keyboard converter. This will do the required job altough it would be better to have USB insted of RS232 because most PC nowaday lacks RS232 interface.

    Still looking for better product.
     
  5. AdamM

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    There's a PS/2 device emulation library for the Arduino MCU system that might do the job.

    It's mentioned on this forum thread:
    http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1247772275

    And it can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page:
    http://www.arduino.cc/playground/ComponentLib/Ps2mouse

    The Arduino's got a built in USB to serial converter, so depending on the software you're going to be running on the PC you could likely do without the RS232 port.

    The documentation for the library is a bit thin at present. It doesn't currently come with an example for use as a keyboard, but I sent a message to the helpful fellow who wrote it, and he said he'd probably be uploading a keyboard example in the near future.
     
  6. fpiette

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    Thanks AdamM.
    Unfortunately, this soltution is to complex for me and probably to expensive also.
    I looking for a complete product.

    Regards
     
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