[rescue] Parallel ports [was Re: Slightly OT: ?Bad Cap Saga]
jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Aug 21 15:55:15 CDT 2008
On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 04:22:02PM -0400, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
> The final word on Parallel ports is...
> We need a chip that costs $2 each, that comes in a DIP package, and has
> 16 DIO in and 16 DIO out. And is cheap, like the FTDI serial thingys.
That doesn't quite exist. FTDI makes a chip that has 16 I/O. I don't
know the price, but I would imagine that DIPs cost more anyway, and
you'd need 2 of them.
Of course the way most people use parallel ports, they don't even get 8
In and 8 Out.
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