Manufacturer: Belkin International, Inc.
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 1 MB
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Latest Version / Release Date: 2 / 31 Mar 2002
With handheld devices becoming an increasingly popular choice for the busy mobile professional, these devices provide many of the functions required for mobile business but are often lacking in expansion ports. Serial connectivity is a flexible and cheap interface choice for a wide range of handy peripherals and applications including such as GPS receivers, bar code readers, printers, digital cameras as well as industrial monitoring and control. The KEYSPAN USB 2.0 Host Controller provides a simple solution for adding serial ports to portable devices. The CF cards are handy with low power requirements such as a special feature that automatically regulates power consumption in the absence of terminal equipment. Single port cards provide electrostatic discharge (ESD) protected serial ports while the duo port cards provide isolation for each port and they are all housed in a sturdy metal case with a convenient removable connector cable.
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
CompactFlash (CF) cards bring top of the range speeds of by using a clock multiplying feature in along with universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (16550 UARTs) and are supported under Windows CE and Pocket PC, making them ideal choices for most of the popular handheld devices. There is also available support for most Windows OS versions as well as DOS with enabling the cards used with most portable and desktop devices as well. These cards are compatible with serial communication libraries and utilities and bring total serial communication functionality to laptops that have no serial ports and that require additional serial ports. In later versions of the Belkin USB Peripheral Switch changes summary, the problem with receiving information from Outlook 'Send To Bluetooth' does not appear in Outlook in Windows Vista and the system might become destabilized if user repeatedly enters suspend or hibernate. In later versions there might be no sound if one is using a portable device such as a Bluetooth speaker. When the system awakes from suspend or hibernate status, the FTP function might sometimes not properly work in the latest versions of the initial release for Windows Vista Support. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and KEYSPAN USB 2.0 Host Controller errors before installing any driver updates.