Home-Brew IR port. Was - Please Ignore RS232 message. The subject should read IrDA port... Sorry

Paulo Marques pmarques at grupopie.com
Fri May 11 19:11:19 CEST 2007

Paulo Marques wrote:
> Alan Ide wrote:
>> Thank you for your ideas, every idea helps.

By the way, if lirc only uses the TX signal of the serial port and sends 
a data stream that resembles the original signal (without sending tx 
breaks, etc.), then using only one bluetooth serial port adapter[1] 
should just work. If lirc works with a usb<->serial adapter it should 
work with a bluetooth one, too.

The bluetooth stack creates a "virtual" serial port that lirc can use to 
send data. Then you use the same emitter schematic, but connected to the 
TX pin on the adapter. It even comes with a 5V power supply.

If the bluetooth stack can keep the serial port buffers full without 
stalls, everything should be as if it were a serial port on the Neo itself.

Paulo Marques
Software Development Department - Grupo PIE, S.A.
Phone: +351 252 290600, Fax: +351 252 290601
Web: www.grupopie.com

[1] http://www.thewirelessdirectory.com/Bluetooth-Product/Serial Port 

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