i've a bit of confusion on two flow control issues. data was arriving (but also overrunning) before i added flow control. now i can't seem to receive a byte.
(1) using which signal - the rts signal or the cts signal - tells the sender to begin sending? i thought i had this down cold but i guess not; and
(2) should that signal be high or low to say, "start sending"? i've seen this both ways, and have heard that some chips (allegedly the MAX232) invert this signal.
(3) since the data movement is all from PC to MCU, what to do with the "other" signal? i.e., if (1) is RTS, do i need to deal with CTS? set it high? set it low? throw it away? and vice-a-versa.