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AUGUST 1999 PI049A IEEE 1284 Serial to Parallel Con verter IEEE 1284 Serial to Parallel Converter CUSTOMER SUPPORT INFORMATION Order toll-free in the U.S.: Call 877-877-BBOX (outside U.S. call 724-746-5500 ) FREE technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: Call 724-746-5500 or fax 724-746-0746 Mailing address: Black Box Corporation , 1000 Park Drive, Lawrence, PA 15055-1018 Web site: www.
1 IEEE 1284 SERIAL TO P ARALLEL CONVER TER TRADEMARKS USED IN THIS MANUAL Centronics is a registered trademark of Centronics Corporation. DEC is a trademark of Digital Equipment Corporation. Hewlett-Packard and LaserJet are registered trademarks of Hewlett-Packard.
2 IEEE 1284 SERIAL TO P ARALLEL CONVER TER FEDERAL COMMUNICA TIONS COMMISSION AND CANADIAN DEP AR TMENT OF COMMUNICA TIONS RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE ST A TEMENTS This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used properly, that is, in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, may cause interference to radio communication.
3 IEEE 1284 SERIAL TO P ARALLEL CONVER TER NORMAS OFICIALES MEXICANAS (NOM) ELECTRICAL SAFETY ST A TEMENT INSTRUCCIONES DE SEGURIDAD 1. Todas las instrucciones de seguridad y operación deberán ser leídas antes de que el aparato eléctrico sea operado.
4 IEEE 1284 SERIAL TO P ARALLEL CONVER TER 12. Precaución debe ser tomada de tal manera que la tierra fisica y la polarización del equipo no sea eliminada. 13. Los cables de la fuente de poder deben ser guiados de tal manera que no sean pisados ni pellizcados por objetos colocados sobre o contra ellos, poniendo particular atención a los contactos y receptáculos donde salen del aparato.
5 IEEE 1284 SERIAL TO P ARALLEL CONVER TER CE Notice The CE symbol on your IEEE 1284 Serial to Parallel Converter indicates that it is in compliance with the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) directive and the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) of the Union European (EU).
6 IEEE 1284 SERIAL TO P ARALLEL CONVER TER Contents Chapter Page 1. Specifications ......................................................................................................7 2. Introduction ...........................................
7 IEEE 1284 SERIAL TO P ARALLEL CONVER TER 1. Specifications Transmission Format— Serial side: Asynchronous, full duplex; Parallel side: IEEE 1284 BiTronics, supporting Compatibility and Nibble Modes (switchable) Data Rates— 9.6, 19.2, 38.4, and 115.
8 IEEE 1284 SERIAL TO P ARALLEL CONVER TER 2. Introduction 2.1 Description The IEEE 1284 Serial to Parallel Converter lets you connect RS-232/423 serial hardware to a printer or other device equipped with a BiTronics parallel interface. Able to work in either Level 1 Compatible or Nibble modes (according to the IEEE 1284 standard), the Converter supports the high speeds necessary for graphics- intensive laser-printer applications.
9 IEEE 1284 SERIAL TO P ARALLEL CONVER TER 3. Configuration 3.1 Configuration Switches The Converter uses a set of eight external DIP switches that allow configuration to a wide range of applications. Because all eight switches are in one externally accessible DIP-switch package, there is no need to open the case for configuration.
10 IEEE 1284 SERIAL TO P ARALLEL CONVER TER S WITCH 2: R EVERSE F LOW C ONTROL The setting for Switch 2 determines whether the serial device receives reverse flow control information from the printer (see IEEE 1284 specification for details on reverse flow control).
11 IEEE 1284 SERIAL TO P ARALLEL CONVER TER 4. Installation Once you have configured the Converter, follow these installation instructions. 1. Plug the Converter directly into the 36-pin Centronics ® interface. Where necessary, a short (no more than 6 ft.
12 IEEE 1284 SERIAL TO P ARALLEL CONVER TER 5. Operation Once the Converter is properly configured and installed, it should operate transparently—as if it were a standard cable connection. There is no ON/OFF switch. LED Status Monitors The Converter features two easy-to-read status LEDs.
13 IEEE 1284 SERIAL TO P ARALLEL CONVER TER Appendix: Inter face Connections 36-Pin Centronics Parallel Port Connections Pin Description Direction 1 Strobe Output 2 Data bit 0 3 Data bit 1 4 Data bit 2 5 Data bit 3 6 Data bit 4 7 Data bit 5 8 Data bit 6 9 Data bit 7 10 Acknowledge Input (active low) 11 Busy Input (active high) 12 Paper end 13 Select 16 Logic Ground 17 Chassis Ground 18 +5 volts (19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30) 31 Init 32 Error 36 nSelectIn Note: All other pins are unconnected.
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