NI enables serial to USB connection


Austin, TX - Engineers and scientists can connect existing serial instruments to USB with two new converters from National Instruments . The products, named NI USB-232 and NI USB-485, transform a USB port into asynchronous serial ports.

The NI USB-232 converter uses the RS-232 Serial protocol and the NI USB-485 converter uses the RS-485 or RS-422 serial protocols. Both converters are available in two or four-port configurations. They feature data throughput of up to 230.4 kb/s (NI USB-232) and up to 460.8 kb/s (NI USB-485) and can communicate with up to 31 devices. They comply with USB Specification 2.0. Products include serial driver software for Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor

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