I've built an application where there is a Master unit talking to a Remote unit over RS485.
Master initiate all comm with Remote.
Now I want to let a PC have the role of the Remote.
So I need to convert RS485 to something that can be plugged into a computer.
And still preserve the bidirectional bus where Master initiate comms and
Remote collect data and also for some packets send data back to Master.
Would an adapter like this work?
Have a vague memory that USB communication need to be initiated from HOST side (PC?).
If this adapter won't work for what I need to do, can someone suggest another solution to communicate with PC bidirectionally where RS485 bus Master initiate comms and PC reply.