I am experiencing a frustrating problem that I have seen using more than one brand of USB-serial converter.
I use a USB-serial converter as part of a Megasquirt system on my car. When exposed to ignition system noise on the car, the USB-serial converter will lock up and stop transferring data until I disconnect and reconnect the USB connection.
Has anyone else seen this?
Just today I mocked up my serial setup on the bench and used a Van de Graaff generator to create some broadband noise to try and simulate the effect of the car’s ignition system. Sure enough, eventually the USB-serial converter I was testing locked up. Same exact symptoms – crash. Without the noise source, the connection works indefinitely.