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  • Serial Devices Names

Legacy Serial Devices

Legacy serial devices are those found on the computer motherboard or as ISA/PCI extension cards.
Some older PCMCIA cards are also from this type.

Windows Linux Mac OS X
COM1 /dev/ttyS0 -
COM2 /dev/ttyS1 -

USB Serial Devices

Also known as virtual devices.
Communication results variate depending on the used chip set in the USB converter.
Not all support hardware handshake like RTS/CTS; Check the setup in Rocrail.

Windows Linux Mac OS X
COM5 ²) /dev/ttyUSB0 /dev/tty.* ¹)

¹) Naming is manufacturer dependent; check with "ls -l /dev/tty.*" after connecting the device.
²) The first USB-Serial converter is mostly mapped on COM5.

More information

serialdevnames_en.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/12 08:56 by