[amsat-bb] Re: LVB Tracker Questions
gouldsmi at bellsouth.net
Mon Feb 25 12:33:03 PST 2008
Hello Sion Chow,
I have placed information on LCD selection for the LVB Tracker on the
LVBTracker.com . These were generated from problems we experienced in
selecting LCDs for the complete tracker box.
The ethernet interface has only been tested by building a handmade interface
board between the Lantronix part and the 28 pin Tracker box socket. The
Lantronix software driver does essentially what the FTDI software does for
the USB module - it converts the serial data between the LVB processor and
computer serial port (real or redirected) to either USB or ethernet
communication. The computer tracking software thinks it is taking out a
standard serial port and the LVB Tracker processor thinks it is taking
through a RS232 serial port.
If you have a special program on the computer to generate rotor data into a
USB port or Ethernet port you can use the modules. Essentialy you are just
faking the computer tracking software into thinking it is still talking
through a serial port and using a USB or Ethernet connection between the
----- Original Message -----
From: <9w2qc at 9w2qc.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 2:53 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] LVB Tracker Questions
> Dear All,
> Greetings from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
> I have built one LVB Tracker complete kit from AMSAT-UK, and am
> extremely pleased with it. Now I would like to build another unit, but
> this time from scratch. I have two questions about this tracker,
> which I hope someone can help me clarify.
> 1. Can someone kindly advice a suitable LCD panel for this tracker?
> Would the Powertip PC1602ARU-HWB-G be compatible with this tracker?
> (RS Part Number 466-6452)
> 2. I am also very interested into the Ethernet interface, but have no
> clue on how this works. I know a suitable unit is produced by
> Lantronix but that is about it. Could someone kindly advice what do I
> need to get the Ethernet interface going? Is there an evaluation kit
> readily available like the one from FTDI for the USB interface?
> Any help and advice is really appreciated. Thank you very much in
> Sion Chow Q. C.,
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