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T232 - Simple DB9 RS232 monitor and breakout board

T232RS232 monitors are quite common but most of them use the standard good old DB25 connectors. The majority of the RS232 ports in use today however use the smaller DB9 connector. This forces the use chains of adapters to get the commercial monitor/breakout boards working. The GGLABS T232 solves the problem by providing native DB9 connections.

Kicad Debian Packages from GGLABS

Kicad LogoKicad is the EDA software we use for all our projects. All the computers in our lab use GNU/Linux (either debian or Mint LMDE). The kicad version in the debian repository is from the stable kicad branch so it is quite old (Nov 2014) and missing many useful features. After manually compiling kicad for several months we decided to write a script to automatically generate a proper debian package and make the packages available to the public.

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T232-A01 - Simple DB9 RS232 monitor and breakout board

A new version of this project is available here

T232RS232 monitors are quite common but most of them use the standard good old DB25 connectors. Most of the RS232 ports in use today however use the DB9 connector. This forces the use chains of adapters to get the commercial monitor/breakout boards working. The GGLABS T232 solves the problem by providing native DB9 connections.

Matrox Millennium II Xv extension

DVD video on P3 This patch will enhance the X.org 7.1 Matrox Millennium II driver to support the X video (Xv) extension (extremely useful for playing DVDs and other video formats). The extension is implemented as a CPU to Frame Buffer YUV scaling ILOAD. A true overlay was not used because of a Millennium II hardware limitation that would reduce the maximum usable frame buffer to only 4Mb.

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