PC Serial Port Interfacing

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by deepukuttan, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. deepukuttan

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 7, 2006
    Hi Guys, I hav got a laptop and there is no parallel port on it... So i like ot use Serial Port to Interface with the Other Circuits, like IR tramsmitter and all.. SO cud anyone please help me in getting Serial Port CIrcuit and I uses VB to program... So can any1 help me...????
  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004

    That may turn out to be a big order. Each device you want to use may very well have different ways they want to interface with the computer. At the least, tou will have to find/build a serial-to-parallel converter to be able to use the serial port for nominally parallel interface work. Then, you will have to get details of each device's driver to see how to handle the data flow. After that, you will have to write another drive using the serial port and S-to-P interface to get each device working.

    You might have more luck with the USB port, in that someone may have a USB-to-parallel converter made up. Drivers might still be difficult, though.
  3. dionaide

    New Member

    Jul 30, 2007
    nice post....