On 05/02/2012 02:08 AM, TJ Edmister wrote:
> On Tue, 01 May 2012 21:16:35 -0400, Mark
> LaPierre<marklap...@aol.com> wrote:
>> Hey Y'all,
>> Does FreeDOS provide support for USB ports?  There were no such
>> thing as USB ports back in the MS-DOS days. ;-)
>> My friends on the rotary engine mail list want to know so they can
>> use it to control the engine ignition and fuel injection systems.
>> Another awesome use for FreeDOS.
> Hi, hope you don`t mind if I ask which system it is? Were they
> thinking about running FreeDOS on the actual engine controller, or on
> a PC that interfaces with it? I have tinkered with some aftermarket
> engine electronics (MS, megajolt, ostrich) and they all used RS232
> to communicate, but sometimes with a RS232-USB adaptor in between.

As I understand it the plan is to run DOS on an older tablet and use USB
to interface directly with the sensors and actuators.  Hardware 
interrupts will be used as timing events to keep everything in sync with 
the engine.

    ^ ^  Mark LaPierre
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