The underside of the board does not house any particular components. Starting up four sessions of Hyperterminal, I checked the maximum baud rate it would respond to. This could be used to connect a ball mouse, a modem, a null-modem cable for transferring data between computers, a light-pen or digitizing tablet, amongst other devices. It also offers a self-testing page which allows you to test the ports by digital loopback and by external loopback requiring the loopback plug wired to their specifications. I suppose that would be what you expect when you pay this amount for the hardware, from a brand as long-standing and reputed as Digi.
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Otherwise, it feels slightly hollow and slightly like a jiffy box you used to pick up from your local electronics shop. This is how Digi International came into being in I only ever saw 4 port PCI cards because no-one really needed any more ports difi that.
Digi Edgeport 8 – Serial Adapter
The underside has it branded Digi with dating to Week 47 of a few weeks earlier. Wnidows Use The first step was to install the drivers. Then I decided to do a Zmodem transfer, where the transfer rate was as expected, and no retries or errors occurred even after leaving it for an hour.
Inside, the unit was still sitting in its plastic-wrap on cardboard cradle.
Digi Edgeport 8 – Serial Adapter | eBay
It is also available from Synnex. This entry was posted in Computing and tagged computer hardwaresalvageteardownusbvintage stuff. The serial port transmitted data asynchronously with start and stop bit framing, and operated commonly at rates of,, and bps. Proudly powered by WordPress. January 19, at 3: Digi International is still alive and well today, and still sells and provides support for these products with drivers supporting Windows 8 officially.
Remote Device Manager Monitor and maintain deployments. I did note that plugging in the device without drivers led to no drivers being installed as they could not be sourced from Windows Update, but apparently there is kernel level support for Edgeport devices in Linux.
Rapid Proof-of-Concept Project Planning. June 17, at This is a more comprehensive offering of options than any other USB to serial device I have used so far.
Digi XBee Ecosystem Explore and create wireless connectivity. This seems to be quite an efficient design.
Rather surprisingly, the unit was in its ergeport/8 box, with the tape unopened except by the donor to check the contents. This shows me that the flow control is pretty good, with sufficient buffering and good drivers to make sure nothing is lost even at high bitrates beyond their claimed bps supported. My apologies for this, and hopefully you can be a little patient as this hopefully clears up on its own. There is the more boring pages where it shows you the basic information of the device and the ability to rename or reassign the COM port numbers.
Thanks for the quick reply. The underside of the board does not house any particular components.
It definitely works as expected, and seems to have a slight bonus when it comes to faster baud rates. Starting up four sessions of Hyperterminal, I checked the maximum baud rate it would respond to. Their product portfolio initially consisted of their DigiBoard, an ISA to multi-port Serial card, often recommended in product manuals for BBS and windowe gateway softwares.
– Edgeport/8 DB-9 – 8 RS serial DB-9 – Digi International
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However, more ports was exactly what you needed if you wanted to run a set of dumb terminals in a mainframe style set-up, or if you wanted to run a BBS the precursor esgeport/8 the internet forums which often required having a bank of modems to ensure your visitors could get on reasonably easily.
I suppose that would be what you expect when you pay this amount for the hardware, from a brand as long-standing and reputed as Digi.
Click for more about me! Rather surprisingly to me, they are the company behind the rather popular Xbee modular radios used edbeport/8 often with Arduinos and other microcontrollers. Thanks again for your comments on all of my recent posts — definitely inspiring and enlightening.