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Connecting the MCP2150 To The Psion Operating System
Steve Schlanger
This technical brief demonstrates the operation of the MCP2150 with Psion Operating System (OS). The MCP2150 is a protocol handler supporting IrDA® standards plus an encoder/decoder. This allows the MCP2150 to be used as a ?Virtual Connector?, a wireless link between an embedded application and an IrDA standard host. This host can be a handheld device using the Psion OS. The Psion OS is generally used for small Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) devices. PDAs are an excellent host platform for use with the MCP2150 because of the light weight, low cost, ease of use, and portability of these devices. The Psion may include a Terminal client that can easily be used to demonstrate this capability. This demonstration will use the MCP2150 Developer?s Board. Optionally, the MCP2120 Developer?s Board may be used. The MCP2120 is a simple encoder/decoder. The IrDA standard protocol handler would need to be implemented in the host system, such as a personal computer (PC) with IrDA standard drivers installed. These boards are available in the MCP2120/MCP2150 Developer?s Kit (DV163008).
IrDA,MCP2150,Optical Transceivers,IR Encoding,IR Decoding,IR Physical Layer,IrPHY,IrDA stack,Virtual Connector,Virtual Serial Port,Psion
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