[fpc-pascal] com port using prolific driver

Gene Buckle geneb at deltasoft.com
Sat Mar 12 22:54:04 CET 2011

On Sat, 12 Mar 2011, John Lee wrote:

> I'm trying to get data from a device via a serial (com) port, 9600 baud,
> connected via the prolific cable (serial to usb). This allows one to connect
> a serial device via a usb port (many new PCs do not have a real serial port.
> I've  loaded the prolific driver.
> Anyone have fpc program that'll work on win xp.
John, any unit that will talk to a "standard" COM port should work - when 
you plug in the cable, it should enumerate as a COM port - I do this with 
an FTDI adapter board that I use with my custom Arduino projects. 
Granted, my stuff is Delphi, but under Win32, there shouldn't be any 
difference in how the ports are accessed from FPC.


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