Caution Level: intermediate
Download File Size: 3.2
Operating System: Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Latest Version: Universal receiver
This is a device that allows one to receive or control a computer with any infrared remote controller, one can control a computer with any remote either VCR, TV or stereo remote. This is a minimal device that uses only three components, from the original infrared, schematics have changed drastically even compared to the size. The infrared receiver Is the size of a penny. The quartz conditions are used for the oscillator frequency and startups, it works with a RC oscillator which is far more inaccurate as compared to the previous models. Also needed for the PIC port is the 5V1 that is on RS232 TXD especially if a maximum current limitation of R1. any current higher than 5V will definitely blow up the infra red device and so one is advised to keep the current low while installing up put the device together.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
just like the normal infra red circuit board, it needs a 7mA since this is a receiver and it is not sending data or transmitting any information. If the infra is sending any data the reserves are stored in C1 and the RTS are depleted. One can use an old 4 wire mice cable for the connection of the UIR to PC. The 78L05 can be replaced with a single zener 5V1. the 100uF can be omitted and used as reserve current source in case the infra red circuit requires extra power source. It is compliant with Microsoft operating system Indows 98/2000/XP and Vista. It requires a computer with a minimum random access memory of 128 and has a fast processor speed of at least 1.5 GHZ. The receiver can be used in applications like movie watching on the computer and the data transmission to the computer. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Infrared Receiver errors before installing any driver updates.