Hello all. Thanks for taking up your time to read my post.
I would like to examine the string of data being outputted from an industrial equipment's HZ12B1 connector as the datasheet of http://www.kynix.com/uploadfiles/pdf0125/HZ12B1.pdf that is being sent to a printer. I was thinking I need to convert this 25 pin parallel connection to USB type A, which would then be plugged into my PC and then examined using a serial monitor.
My question is what kind of hardware could I use to convert this parallel data to USB?
Do I only need the data 0 - 7 pins and ground pin on the HZ12B1 connector to analyze the data on my PC?
Is there any arduino library out there that could convert this data?
I appreciate any help. This is my first time dealing interfacing a HZ12B1 connector to USB. I've done some research on the parallel communication and seem to have hit a wall.
Can anyone help me ? I am very puzzled about this question. I do need your help.
thanks in advance
The parallel printer port is simply 8 digital outputs and a few control lines. - https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/p/paraport.htm
You could use a logic analyzer, something like this https://sigrok.org/wiki/Sysclk_SLA5032
Which simply records all the data on the input channels.
You need to know what the logic levels are (5 volt? 3.3 volt?) and ensure the levels are compatible.
You could use a parallel to serial converter - http://www.bb-elec.com/Products/Serial-Connectivity/Serial-Converters/Serial-to-Parallel-Converter.aspx?gclid=CIC1j9utp9QCFQkMaQodzRkCqg
The connect the serial converter directly to your PC (if it has a serial port) or to an FTDI style serial to usb converter
Hope this helps?