June 13, 2012

Windows 7 certified PCIe drivers

New Microsoft-certified drivers are now available for online download for the range of LAVA PCIe cards: SSerial-PCIe SSerial-PCIe/LP DSerial-PCIe DSerial-PCIe/LP Quattro-PCIe SP-PCIe 2SP-PCIe [9,9] 2SP-PCIe [9,25] […]
June 11, 2012

Serial port interfacing with GPSes

GPSes are becoming commonplace, not just as the standalone devices we have in our cars, but perhaps even more often as a capability built into our […]
June 8, 2012

OBDII Automotive Diagnostics and serial port connections

Vehicles manufactured after 1996 have a capability that few drivers realize exists: your vehicle has an interface to its computer that can provide a panoply of […]
June 6, 2012

POS to DVR or NVR Integration: A Serial Splitter

Eye in the Sky (www.eyeintheskycams.com) wanted to develop a simple and effective method of collecting receipt/journal printer information from a Ruby POS system, print it, and […]
May 23, 2012

Parallel-PCI for CAMAC Control

Computer Automated Measurement and Control (CAMAC) is a long-established standard for data acquisition hardware, often used in the nuclear and particle physics fields. The good news […]
May 14, 2012

Raspberry Pi serial port: Ribbon or no ribbon?

The interest in an RS-232 serial port for the Raspberry Pi has LAVA considering making a simple GPIO-to-RS-232 DB-9 serial port board. This little item would […]
May 9, 2012

RS-232 Serial Crossover Cables

The range of serial cabling includes crossover cables, sometimes called null modem cables. This post fills out the information on crossover cables, as at times confusion […]
May 7, 2012

DNC Machining Control

Controlink Systems makes software designed for controlling machining and manufacturing equipment, over RS-232 (the standard interface). Direct Numerical Control (DNC) is used to control machining equipment […]
May 7, 2012

Plasma Cutter Control

Tiba Restaurant Equipment makes high-end consumer and commercial kitchen and restaurant equipment, including hot tables, counters, refrigerators, sinks, and barbeques. Their work consists largely of metalwork […]