|Like a standard USB serial adapter, the RLC-3 is connected to your PC via the USB connector, and driver software is installed to make it appear as a new serial port; accessible by any PC software which can talk to a com# port. Com port drivers are automatically installed with Windows XP / Vista (Microsoft WHQL certified) and are available for Macintosh OSX, Linux, WinCE, and Windows 2k / 2k3 / 7. |
TTL compatible input / output: Unlike a standard USB serial adapter, the output lines of the RLC-3 are already converted from the RS232 +/- 12 volt level signals to TTL compatible signal levels, makeing it ideal for communications with microcontrollers like those embedded in ham radios, monitors, and other devices or for your own projects where a PC must "talk" to a microcontroller like the Arduino, PIC, BASIC STAMP, etc...
Any format: Data formats of 5, 6, 7 and 8 data bits with 1, 1.5 or 2 stop bits and odd, even, mark, space, or no parity are supported.
Any speed: Baud rate from 300 to 1M (including 300 / 600 / 1200 / 2400 / 4800 / 9600 / 14,400 / 19,200 / 28,800 / 38,400 / 57,600 / 115,200 / 576,000 / 921,600) with a 576 byte recieve buffer and a 640 byte transmit buffer promote fast and smooth data transfer. USB 2.0 compliance provides full speed data transfer on the USB side.
No power needed: The unit is self powered from the USB port, and can actually supply 500mA at 5V for a target circuit.