Dear Architect & Mike,
Thank you for your responses to my question!
I have reviewed the documentation detailing the difference between the Premium and OSHW Libraries:
I have also reviewed the following topic on the USB client:
From my understanding, the GHIs NETMF utilise the USB interface (in conjunction with a USB client DP or USB client SP module) for deploying and debugging. The tutorial also indicates that the port can be optionally used for serial communication:
[em]Say you are making a device that that reads temperature and humidity and logs all of this data on an SD card. This device can be configured to set the time or give file names and you want this configuration to happen over USB, perhaps in the field. So when your device plugs into a USB port, you want it to show as a virtual serial port. This way, anyone can open a terminal software (like TeraTerm) to connect to your device and configure it. Using the USB client, there is no need to add the extra cost of additional RS232 serial ports or USB<->serial chipsets. The built-in USB client port can be configured to act as a CDC device, a virtual COM port.[/em]
The above use case is very similar to what I am attempting to do.
My follow-up questions are as follows:
Is the FEX Cerberus supported by the Premium library? I did no see it listed as such thus is it that the Premium library cannot be deployed on the Cerberus? :
If the Premium library can be deployed on the Cerberus, would that allow me to configure Port 8 as a USB client?
Alternatively, is it possible for the Port 8 on the Cerberus to be configured to be a COM port (I know this is specific to the different mainboards hardware, for example the Spider can do this)?
Because if the Port 8 cannot be configured as a COM port I cannot connect a serial-USB module to it to achieve the desired pseudo USB connection (https://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/product/287)?
I am attempting to use the Port 8 to connect for the communication since all my other ports are occupied thus I am attempting to make use of the port since it would be underutilised once my system has been developed and deployed.