Need a RS232 interface transputer tram

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Fri Nov 12 17:49:18 1999

Rumor has it that Tony Duell may have mentioned these words:

>Is one serial port enough? If so, might as well use a 8250-like thing and
>a MAX232 (or LT1130-series) buffer.

Heck, at Jameco you can get the 16550's for $6.95USD qty 1... knock off a
buck for qty 10+, and you get the 16-byte FIFO's for better thruput...

Thru Digi-Key or Mouser, I think you can get the 16650's (32-byte buffer,
isn't that the difference??) but I have no clue for the price.

I think it's blackhawk technology is using the 16550's for a new RS232 card
for the CoCo that can achieve 115200 reliably... and it has a daughtercard
for a second serial port to boot. IIRC, they were $69.95 each.

See ya,
Roger "Merch" Merchberger
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