Driver Suite for Linux
2out 2in EPP
for Linux and Windows
for 8 bits of sound
Linux drivers for MK3/4 PCI
C exception/signal handling lib
to various software
and small scripts
to lighting stuff
Design and Evolution of Lighting Protocols
In the late 1970's Siemens was producing the B40 product line. They featured a protocol called Bit Serial Protocol (BSP) for transmission of data to lighting devices.
BSP uses the standard serial transmission via rs422. rs422
is roughly the same as rs485. BSP is asynchronously clocked
with 250KBit. The Sender (Master) issues the clock rate via a clock
line. Transmission uses the 8N2 schema.
Transmission is divided into frames of up to 512 bytes. Valid data
bytes have values from 1-255. Value 0 is invalid and used to mark a
To remind you, here is a quick summary of DMX512. Serial transmission via rs485 with 250KBit with 8N2. Data organized in frames with up to 512 bytes. A frame start is indicated with 88 μs break (low) followed by 4 or 8 μs mark (high). Then a config byte follows (normally 0) and up to 512 data bytes.
Comparison of BSP and DMX512