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Digitus DA-70156 (USB to Serial Converter, USB 2.0)

I/O Adapter, Converter, Digitus, IO, Serial, USB

Digitus DA-70156 (USB to Serial Converter, USB 2.0)
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Updated: 26/05/2016 17:03

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Digitus DA-70156 is a converter that allows connecting a serail device on an USB 2.0 port. The converter has the USB ID 0403:6001

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0403:6001 Future Technology Devices International, Ltd FT232 USB-Serial (UART) IC

The necessary driver to use this converter (i.e. the Linux kernel module ftdio_sio) is part of the standard Linux kernel at least since version 3.0.0-19 (i.e. already included in Ubuntu 11.10). The driver can also be downloaded from the following address: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm.

The kernel initiates the device as soon as it is plugged into the USB port:

usb 8-2: new full-speed USB device number 2 using uhci_hcd
USB Serial support registered for FTDI USB Serial Device
ftdi_sio 8-2:1.0: FTDI USB Serial Device converter detected
usb 8-2: Detected FT232RL
usb 8-2: Number of endpoints 2
usb 8-2: Endpoint 1 MaxPacketSize 64
usb 8-2: Endpoint 2 MaxPacketSize 64
usb 8-2: Setting MaxPacketSize 64
usb 8-2: FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to ttyUSB1
usbcore: registered new interface driver ftdi_sio
ftdi_sio: v1.6.0:USB FTDI Serial Converters Driver

After loading of the driver the kernel creates the additional device /dev/ttyUSB1, which is used to establish the communication with the device connected to the additional serial port.


Identified Hardware Configurations (3 Results)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Distribution
Kernel
Rating
Scan Date
openSUSE Leap 42.2 4.8.10-1.gd1ec066-default - 26/11/2016
Linux Mint 18 Sarah 4.4.0-47-generic - 25/11/2016
Cadenza Linux 2.6.35.13-1crsem64 - 04/07/2015

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