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English => Interfaces, Pinouts, Cables => Topic started by: Musicman41 on Oct 13, 2007, 17:07

Title: Mini 8 pin to Usb 4 pin
Post by: Musicman41 on Oct 13, 2007, 17:07
Hi there

Like to ask again,

Is there someone out here who knows how to wire a mini 8 pin Din (mac) to a 4 pin USb.

USB look at ( http://pinouts.ru/SerialPortsCables/usb_cable_pinout.shtml )
Mini 8 Pin Din ( http://pinouts.ru/SerialPorts/sgi8_pinout.shtml )

Is there a scheme for it ???

Tnx John
Title: Re: Mini 8 pin to Usb 4 pin
Post by: Myself on Nov 21, 2007, 21:04
USB can't just be pin-adapted to other signal types. The 8-pin DIN on an old Mac is an RS422 serial connector, so you need a protocol converter chip that will give your USB-equipped computer such a port.

Keyspan specializes in Mac connectivity: http://www.keyspan.com/products/usa28xg/homepage.spml