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April 15th, 2011, 04:52 PM
I'm interested in writing an application that communicates via USB with a custom USB device (PIC Microcontroller) but don't know where to start. I have a lot of books but none of them with good explanation.

Actually the application is very simple, sends blocks of data to the device and that's all. Could anyone help? With info, good book... something?


April 15th, 2011, 10:15 PM
Check out libusb (http://libusb.org). It's pretty simple to use and well documented. Use libusb-1.0, not the old libusb-0.1.

April 17th, 2011, 06:23 AM
There are some links to very helpful web pages in another thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1486025&highlight=USB

Make sure to read all of the posts before following the links.

April 20th, 2011, 05:27 PM
I'll look at them and post my progress. Thanks!