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Dominos USB Host Port: Compatibility with FTDI Multi-port modules?


#1

Hi, I’m looking at using the FEZ board on a new project.
But I need to know if the USB host port on domino can deal with multiple serial port devices, such as the FTDI FT4232H module. (ie. 4 x serial port via a single USB interface.)

Regards,

Jppx1967.


#2

Our FTDI driver is for single port devices.
Using USB host low level calls, you could write your own driver for the multi port driver.

We could add support to the multi port FTDI devices but we are not seeing an use fro that…beside it is cool :slight_smile:


#3

Will the driver support multiple single port devices via a hub?


#4

Absolutely!

You can connect few serial FTDI + few keyboards + few other USB devices using a bunch of HUBs and they all should work just fine…wow that is easy! :slight_smile:


#5

In a commercial application, USB hubs are not a solution we can use.
Looks like its back the ICOP module and compact framework on CE6.

Thanks anyway.

jppx1967


#6

[quote]In a commercial application, USB hubs are not a solution we can use.
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Who said use a USB HUB in an enclosure? You can use a USB hub chip which is 2x2mm :wink:

[quote]Looks like its back the ICOP module and compact framework on CE6.
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NETMF and CE can both do .NET but they are for complete different markets. There are places where CE6 fits best and others where NETMF is the right choice…but, a USB HUB is defiantly not a deciding factor here.