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Suggestions for cheap handheld for serial port access?

Discussion in 'Embedded' started by ElderUberGeek, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. Hi folks. I have some equipment that uses a serial port to retrieve
    and configure parameters. I am looking for the least expensive device
    that will allow a rudimentary GUI for this purpose. Palm devices come
    to mind (really cheap on eBay, like PalmV etc. at $25/unit) but
    information on accessing their serial port is scarce, both at the
    software level as well as pinouts etc. Has anyone used a Palm for
    this? Or maybe some other device? Thanks for your suggestions.
    ElderUberGeek, Sep 21, 2007
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  2. ElderUberGeek

    msg Guest

    There must be dozens of handhelds that would work; two that I use
    are the 'cybiko' and the 'zipit'. Acquisition price is less than
    $50.00 for either device. My 'zipit' pages discuss the serial port:



    msg, Sep 21, 2007
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  3. Hi Micheal,

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    information technology, Sep 23, 2007
  4. He has a group? Visions of unruly a mob roaming the streets wielding
    soldering irons are running through my head.

    I think you've misunderstood something.

    Robert Adsett, Sep 23, 2007
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