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Indy serial ports and ADB

Unread postby Clico Fantastico » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:46 pm

Are Indy serial ports a.k.a "mac type" actually the same as ADB ports on Macs ? What I'm trying to find out is, if Mac dedicated Wacom tablets (models ending with A) can be connected to Indy directly (no adapters) ?
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Re: Indy serial ports and ADB

Unread postby porter » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:16 pm

No they are the same as Macintosh serial ports and are actually serial ports. They a 7 or 8 connectors, whereas ADB have four. Also ADB is a bus.
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Re: Indy serial ports and ADB

Unread postby PymbleSoftware » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:39 pm

What Mr Porter said...

ADB here:

Indy pinouts here: ... l/apb.html

in techpubs it is wrote:Serial Devices Using a Silicon Graphics Adapter Cable
To use the devices below, you'll need a serial adapter cable supplied by Silicon Graphics.
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Re: Indy serial ports and ADB

Unread postby josehill » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:42 pm

Also, ADB cables are equivalent to S-video cables, and Indys do have an S-video port, so be sure that you are not confusing the serial ports with the S-video port. (Of course, aside from using the same type of cables, S-video ports and ADB ports are completely different species.)

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