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Offline Schlew

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Create a port com which reads data from a sensor
« on: January 15, 2013, 09:49:42 »
Hi everyone,

Just a little question that is very important for me.
I see that Michael creates a GPSDirect driver that creates a sensor which reads data from a com port (thanks to him).
But is it possible to do the reverse: Create a port com which reads data from a sensor api?
I have a GPS sensor api on my windows 8 laptop. My integreted GPS don't run over com port (I don't know if it's normal or not) and I need a port com to connect my GPS to a navigation software.

Thanks in advence for your help.

Schlew

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Re: Create a port com which reads data from a sensor
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 10:01:58 »
Hello there.

Creating a COM port requires a kernel driver, so it's highly unlikely that GPSDirect will ever do that. Is your application ONLY capable of opening a COM port? I.e. can't it open any other resource, such as a TCP/IP source?


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Re: Create a port com which reads data from a sensor
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 11:23:57 »
Hi,
Thanks for your reply.
Unfortunately I have no other choice. My software only connect through port com.

Schlew.

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Re: Create a port com which reads data from a sensor
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 21:05:39 »
Hi everyone,

Just a little question that is very important for me.
I see that Michael creates a GPSDirect driver that creates a sensor which reads data from a com port (thanks to him).
But is it possible to do the reverse: Create a port com which reads data from a sensor api?
I have a GPS sensor api on my windows 8 laptop. My integreted GPS don't run over com port (I don't know if it's normal or not) and I need a port com to connect my GPS to a navigation software.

Thanks in advence for your help.

Schlew

I have a new Windows 8 tablet with GPS and I'm looking to do the same thing... It's called "Broadcom GNSS Geolocation Sensor" in Device Manager and lists a bunch of addresses and such, but no COM ports... I too need a way to create a virtual com port for my navigation software to access...

If you find a way to do this please let me know.

Bill