50 baud is dead

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Sun Jul 13 00:34:53 UTC 2008

On Sat, 12 Jul 2008, Christian Weisgerber wrote:
> Daniel O'Connor <doconnor at gsoft.com.au> wrote:
> > > It turns out that uplcom(4) adapters don't support the required
> > > speed of 50 baud anymore.
> >
> > You know, it might actually support it if you hack up the driver.
> > The source says the PL2303X "can set any rate".
> The data sheet disagrees.
> "The flexible baud rate generator of PL-2303X could be programmed to
>  generate any rate between 75 bps and 6Mbps."

I guess you're out of luck then :(

It would be pretty straightforward to get a microcontroller to interface 
to it instead (eg dual UART)

Hmm, I wonder if you can oversample and use a higher baud rate 
(obviously would require modified ntpd)

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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