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Title: Help. I need connecting pinout for 5 pin DIN to USB please.
Post by: Ste132 on Aug 10, 2005, 08:33
I have seen the pinouts for USB and 5 pin DIN. The USB pinout 2 has data - and pinout 3 has data +. The 5 pin DIN only has 1 data pinout.

I really need help to connect the 5 pin DIN data pinout to USB data pinout.
Title: USB and 5-pin DIN are not compatible
Post by: eltoddo*AT*iname*dot*com on Aug 11, 2005, 03:23
In a perfect world we would be able to connect the data lines from one bus to another and have it work the way you think it would. However when working with the 5-pin DIN (I'm guessing a PS2 port on a computer) and USB this is not possible. These two connectors use a completely different data protocol. In fact, the voltages on the wires of the USB data lines aren't even the same as the voltage range used on the PS2 port's data line.

All hope is not lost though. It requires a bit of circuitry and knowledge of programming PIC microcontrollers, but such an interface could be designed that would allow you to take data from a 5-pin DIN connector and send the data to a PC though the USB port. But this requires quite a bit of know edge and the willingness to go through with it.

If you really want to do it, I can point you in the right direction. Email me at the address in my user name above.
Title: Re: USB and 5-pin DIN are not compatible
Post by: Anonymous on Aug 11, 2005, 07:04
Thanks for the help eltoddo.
Title: Re: USB and 5-pin DIN are not compatible
Post by: Ste132 on Aug 11, 2005, 07:06
Sorry that was me before. Anyway, thanks for your help