I am using the GPSstix board, and I need to be able to transmit and receive infrared signals. I know the STUART is usually used for IrDA communications, but it is being used by the GPS module on the GPSstix. Can another UART be configured to encode/decode IrDA? The XScale spec sheet says all the UARTS have IrDA capabilities, but then it only shows how to configure the STUART for IrDA.
I'm not committed to IrDA for my project, I just figured it was the easiest way to get IR communication. Is there another way to get IR on the GPSstix?

Thanks.

-Rob