Friday, May 9, 2014

Mac: USB to Serial conversion to read i.MX6 SL board using PL2303 chipset cable

Overview

Ability to control i.MX6 board from Mac using USB port.

Settings

I have a following configuration:

- Mac USB <-> DB9 Serial <-> "DEBUG" DB9 <-> i.MX6 SL board's "J17" (UART)

SOLUTION:


I downloaded CoolTerm
http://freeware.the-meiers.org/CoolTermMac.zip

Uninstalled previous versions:
$ sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/ProlificUsbSerial.kext
Password:
$ sudo rm -rf /var/db/receipts/*PL2303*.*

$ sudo rm -rf /var/db/receipts/*ProlificUSbSerial*.*


Downloaded and installed new DRIVER:
FROM:
http://www.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/Serial-Cards-Adapters/USB-RS232-DB9-DB25-Serial-Adapter-Cable~ICUSB232DB25#dnlds
TO: 
/Applications/USB_to_Serial/Prolific_PL2303/Mac/Mac\ OS\ 10.6-10.10/PL2303_MacOSX_v1.5.1.pkg


CoolTerm


You may need to click Re-Scan Serial Ports to detect "usbserial"
The only change you have to make it to change speed to 115200.