Re: [PARPORT] handshake with signals?

Tim Waugh (
Fri, 30 Jul 1999 22:10:06 +0100 (GMT)

On Thu, 29 Jul 1999, Eva Kalivianaki wrote:

> I would like to know if there is any other way to accomplish the
> transaction via a special hardware that would do all the work for
> the signals for you.I mean if i can set this hardware on ,give the
> data that i want to write to the peripheral and then the hardware
> will do the rest.I am working in ECP mode.

Yes. Most PCs shipped now have ECP hardware that will do 'normal' printer
protocol too. Linux 2.3.x can make use of this hardware (see

> Finally i would also like to know what is the maximum throughput one
> can get with the parport.

I don't know, I'm afraid, but I think the answer is 'it depends'. Anyone
else? (I think ECP can do about 1Mb/s.)


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