USB 16 Servo Controller and Linux


I’d like to use the USB 16 Servo Controller ( for an upcoming project hosted on a Linux (Debian distribution) platform. I am comfortable performing serial port communications via C on Linux.

Does the USB 16 Servo Controller act as a standard serial converter? That is, will 16 new serial port appear in my /dev directory allowing me to simply address these as standard serial ports in my C code?

Thanks in advance,



The USB servo controller does not have a linux driver available, but there should be one available by the end of March. (The servo controller consists of a serial servo controller and a USB-to-serial adapter chip, the CP210x by Silicon Labs. They say the source code for the Linux driver should be available by the end of March.)

- Jan

Thanks - I look forward to seeing that driver.