Yes, I wrote some SIR init code and we got some meaningful
codes out of this ACT200 device. Then I looked at the CIR
features and found out that they are a big disappointment:
*The transmit CIR is limited to the rate of 2400bps(about
450us sample rate).
*The receive CIR data once initiated seems to spew data
continuously, which I find annoying. A continuous stream
of 115K baudrate data is not my idea of a good design.
(I'm not positive on this, speculated from the datasheet)
On Sat, Jun 15, 2002 at 09:12:00PM +0000, Christoph Bartelmus wrote:
> Karl Bongers "karl@..." wrote:
> > The CS8130 also has ability to support CIR(Tv Remote) directly
> > by using the rs232 databits to hold a bit sample of the signal.
> > This would require a fair amount of new code, and is not supported
> > at all in lirc currently.
> I once have written LIRC code for the CS8130. It's not worth the effort.
> The range is comparable with bare IrDA hardware. Even if you use a 950 nm
> photodiode, the range is much smaller compared with a dedicated remote
> control receiver.
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