I want to connect my Raptor through COM connection to a non-gadgeteer module.
My primary question is how to create a Serial port (COM) with .net MF 4.2
All samples I’ve found uses the System.IO.Ports.SerialPort class that seems was removed from 4.2?
I only see the System.IO.Ports.Serial class with an empty constructor…
And secondary question is about hardware:
I plan to connect this module - http://imall.iteadstudio.com/im120417017.html
It is supports 3.3V and operates through serial connection (simply two TR and RX pins are used).
So can I just connect power supply and TX/RX wires to some Raptor socket or I need to use some MAX232 adapter anyway?
SerialPort is still there some where.
May be in System.IO !?
Also look in different assemblies. The class Distribution is sometimes a bit cracy.
About your module.
I couldn’t see your link,
but a Serial module with 3V3 an RX and TX can usually be connected directly without any issues.
You just have to check that you have enough power to drive it.
I cannot insert links yet - ghielectronics.com/docs/15/uart-serial
contains following example:
SerialPort UART = new SerialPort(“COM1”, 115200);
not works in 4.2.
SerialPort is absent in this namespace and I cannot find it in some other locations.
Good point about power estimations.
Does a Raptor board have limitations itself or all depends from my power source?
you are right, got it!
It depends only on the power source, and may be on the Maximum load of the Regulators, which makes the 3V3.
But a USB Client DP with a power full source can usually handle a lot.
USB Client SP is usually quite limited because of the Maximum load of the USB port.
Yes, I use DP module
Thank for the clarifications!