The Great Search: Alternative for CP2014 USB to UART #TheGreatSearch #DigiKey @DigiKey @Adafruit
On today’s Great Search (video): a die-hard interface chip that is the backbone of many-a-devboard is the USB-to-UART adapter chip. While many micros come with native USB, there is still a large number that have UART only – like the ESP32, or RISC-V cores.
Since most computers don’t have a UART/RS232 port anymore, we’re often converting UART to USB. For many years, we really like the CP2104 for low-cost and consistent/reliable behavior. That’s NRND now, so what shall we find to replace it?
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