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> C860 as usb host by software?
post Jun 10 2004, 03:34 AM
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I have been wondering about this for a while now. Since USB is bidirectional, is there a way to emulate a usb host in software using the client port on the c860?

I understand that there would be no power supply available on the client port, but this could be implemented in a cable. Apart from this though, what other hardware features are missing from a client side implementation of USB? Is there normally a hardware generated clock signal provided by the host?

The reason i'm thinking of this is that normally it is not conceivable to use a client usb device as a host - but in this case the client is intelligent and not a passive device like a camera, etc...
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omega   C860 as usb host by software?   Jun 10 2004, 03:34 AM
omega   *** BUMP *** So any ideas? I was looking around b...   Jul 2 2004, 06:45 AM
scoutme   gonna find something on the net.. I'll let yo...   Jul 2 2004, 01:16 PM
lardman   I hate to bring this up again... ;-) I was lookin...   Sep 7 2004, 12:01 PM
lardman   What is the bit of hardware which is the USB clien...   Sep 8 2004, 06:08 AM
tz   I won't go into deep theoretical possibilities...   Sep 8 2004, 12:45 PM
iamasmith   Woah, Don't like the sound of trying to imple...   Sep 8 2004, 01:20 PM
lardman   QUOTEThe USB controller is in the ARM chip. Okay,...   Sep 8 2004, 02:02 PM
omega   I would also be interested... I'm bit banging ...   Sep 9 2004, 12:15 AM
lardman   QUOTEWe could of course get a serial to usb host c...   Sep 9 2004, 02:44 AM
omega   hold on, hold on! serial port is just too slow...   Sep 9 2004, 02:51 AM
lardman   QUOTEhold on, hold on! serial port is just too...   Sep 9 2004, 03:22 AM
Foxdie   How about a "middle man" box? A combined...   Sep 10 2004, 01:34 AM
iamasmith   QUOTE(Foxdie @ Sep 10 2004, 09:34 AM)How abou...   Sep 10 2004, 01:37 AM
lardman   QUOTEHow about a "middle man" box? A com...   Sep 10 2004, 02:47 AM
drag0   For file copying anyway, take a look at this Addon...   Dec 12 2004, 01:15 AM
thseiler   QUOTE(omega @ Jun 10 2004, 11:34 AM)I have be...   Dec 13 2004, 03:05 PM
vputz   QUOTEIt may not be very useable, but surely it...   Dec 13 2004, 06:26 PM
thseiler   QUOTE(thseiler @ Dec 13 2004, 11:05 PM)But if...   Dec 14 2004, 06:57 AM
thseiler   Other suggestion, and this time it requires no cha...   Dec 14 2004, 07:28 AM
thseiler   For the kernel side of things, there is a module f...   Dec 14 2004, 07:35 AM
thseiler   regarding power, There are ways to provide the 5 ...   Dec 19 2004, 05:28 AM
wrider   Interesting, you all guys are genius!   Mar 23 2005, 12:48 AM
omega   It's possible that there is 5v power available...   Mar 23 2005, 01:51 AM

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