From: Mike Klein <mikeklein@vx...> - 2009-01-23 02:52:33
I'm putting together a starter backend for linuxmce/mythtv.
My pci slots are limited. 2 pci (one taken by 1394), PCIe 1x and PCIe
16x (integrated intel adapter).
So I wanted to use my 2 free slots for a BlueCherry 16/8 port a/v
capture card and a PCIe-based dual dig/analog tv tuner (I figured with
vid demands bus is better than usb).
There's no built-in serial I believe so ideally I'd want to use my USB
bus and perhaps an 8-port serial box I already have (seems to be
detected and work fine in linux).
But several trx (like iguana serial) state they don't work with usb->serial.
Are there any powerful trx which support usb->serial connections or
I figure I won't be using the USB bus for anything except 'lightweight'
tasks as there is a bandwidth limit...so having some minor serial
traffic w/be fine. Activity over serial/usb w/be limited to IR trx and
probably serial protocols for various db-9 devices I have (stereo, tv,
world radios, etc.).