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USB to parallel port laptop compatibility.

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Ok so I have a project from qsl net, a wobbultator by phsoft / Dr. Peter Halický, OM3CPH.

This software uses a pc with a parallel port to control a Ad9850 dds, I want to run this on my laptop, when I do it comes up with a load of errors, it looks as though its trying to access a parallel port that isnt there (my laptop doesnt have a parallel).

Is there any chance I could get one of these usb to parallel ports and get the thing to work or am I wasting my time.

The device uses the control pins on the port rather than the data pins for its i/o.
 

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So what your saying then is forget it, the thread states that even legacy compatible ones dont work.

Edit: spose I use a pcmcia to parallel adaptor, the vendors of such state they are compatible with all devices that use ieee 1284, including jtag programmers.
 
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