Waveguide Switching with RS232 Control Interface

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by nrattihalli, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. nrattihalli

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 6, 2009
    I am planning to design a Ku-band Waveguide Switching Unit that will have RS 232 Interface.

    Already, similar switching unit is available with PLC Control. But costwise it is costlier than using 8051 design.

    I would like to modify the existing the switching unit so as to have RS232 interface and then use C or Visual Basic language for writing Monitoring and Control Software.

    Does any body have the RS232 interface design using 8051. Also please suggest some good sites for microcontroller programming using C/Visual Basic.
  2. KL7AJ

    Senior Member

    Nov 4, 2008
    I wonder if we might be using a sledge hammer to drive a thumb tack, here. Is the switching particularly fast, or in a very complex sequence? If not, a simple On/Off command is a pretty trivial problem. Do you really need a dedicated processor for this?