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Windows and Linux Serial Port Enumeration

Gathering a list of all available serial ports in a system is a trickier task than you might expect. While it is not difficult, it is rather obscure. On Windows, for example, you are probably used to having serial ports enumerated from COM1 to COM9, and on Linux from /dev/ttyS0 and up. However, modern versions […]

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FTDI USB Serial Port Enumeration on Windows

FTDI is one of the two major manufacturers of USB UART chips, and they provide regularly updated and reliable drivers. Most devices I’ve used don’t bother to implement a custom VID/PID, so you can just use the drivers directly from FTDI. When you connect a large number of USB serial ports, it is often difficult to determine […]

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