Sat, 09 Sep 2000 17:26:11 -0400
In the IEEE Spectrum for September 2000, page 90, mention is
made of the FT8U232AM, a single-chip USB UART. It can be
used to upgrade old RS232 design. Apparently one "simply"
replaces the RS232 level converter IC with the above chip,
and uses the free drivers.
This chip is made by FTDI in Scotland.
The US distributor is Saelig.
Details from http://www.saelig.com
The chip cost $3 in quantities.
Nothing is said about samples.
A demo board is available for $85