I2C through PC parallel port, serial port and/or USB port - please help

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Drivers' started by Adam, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. Adam

    kony Guest

    Most(?) motherboards in recent years do have an I2C bus external
    connection header, often called "SMBus"... consult user's manual
    for it's location.
    kony, Jun 29, 2004
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  2. Adam

    Adam Guest

    Looks like you're right since my motherboard's User's Manual says
    the following about the SMBus Connector (5-1 pin SMB):
    "This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management Bus) devices.
    SMBus devices communicate by means of the SMBus with an SMBus host and/or
    other SMBus devices. SMBus is a specific implementation of an I2C bus,
    which is a multi-device bus; that is, multiple chips can be connected to
    the same bus and each one can act as a master by initiating data transfer."

    However, this connector is accessible directly from the motherboard and
    requires the computer case to be open.
    Adam, Jun 29, 2004
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  3. Adam

    kony Guest

    A with any other motherboard pin-header plus dongle arrangement,
    you can use a cable to mount the desired connector anywhere you
    want it, such that it's accessible from outside the case.
    kony, Jun 29, 2004
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