I’m doing research for a project I’m about to begin which will involve streaming data through USB to a chip, and then having the chip process that data and send it elsewhere.
For instance, I’m going to have a user type in a message, say, “Hello”. Upon hitting “Send”, I’d like that message to be sent (in ASCII, although I guess I could convert it within the software. Ideally it would remain in ASCII though) to a chip, which would then perform the necessary calculations to make that display on an LCD screen, or perhaps on a segment display, or perhaps even tap out in morse code or something.
I read some posts on the various forums and did a quick search of the site for mentions of “USB”, but I didn’t find anything specifically tailored to what I’m trying to do. My question basically breaks down to:
- Is receiving information from a USB cable something that this device can do easily? Is it a built-in function?
- If not, how easy would it be to build such a function?
- Are there any alternative methods for getting information from a computer to this particular device that I have not explored, and should?
I appreciate any help you guys can give me. If I do end up working with this device, I definitely plan on joining the programming community in coming up with new things. It sounds like a really great device, I just want to know if it suits my particular requirements in this project. Thanks again.