The LinkUSB
  • Made by iButtonLink
  • Base on the microcontroller LINK (serial adapter) coupled with a FTDI USB serial converter.
  • Supported in Linux
    • dmesg:
              usb 2-4.1: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 9
      usb 2-4.1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
      usb 2-4.1: New USB device found, idVendor=0403, idProduct=6001
      usb 2-4.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
      usb 2-4.1: Product: FT232R USB UART
      usb 2-4.1: Manufacturer: FTDI
      usb 2-4.1: SerialNumber: A900a3Z7
      drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for FTDI USB Serial Device
      ftdi_sio 2-4.1:1.0: FTDI USB Serial Device converter detected
      drivers/usb/serial/ftdi_sio.c: Detected FT232RL
      usb 2-4.1: FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to ttyUSB0
      usbcore: registered new interface driver ftdi_sio
      drivers/usb/serial/ftdi_sio.c: v1.4.3:USB FTDI Serial Converters Driver
  • Supported in OWFS as a serial LINK adapter e.g.:
    /opt/owfs/bin/owserver --link=/dev/ttyUSB0 -p 4304
    (in the dmesg information above, the adapter appears as ttyUSB0)
  • Relatively inexpensive and well documented.
  • Supported in OWFS since 2.7p24 (though there are driver issues with some versions of linux).

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