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Computer Interface for XpressNet

GenLI
GenLI permits connect a command station with XpressNet bus like Lokmaus, Lenz, NanoX … to the computer and control trains, turnouts and signals and even program decoders from PC programs.

GenLI serial port is configured at 9600b and works with PC programs that support the LI100 interface from Lenz

The schematics is very simple, , a PIC 16F628 working at 20MHz and two converters, includes three LED to show the work of GenLI. Thanks to Salus for the PCB design (with SMD components!)

In order to program the PIC you use this HEX file.

For a complete information about how GenLI works and the PCB design read the manual in pdf format from Adobe.


F. Seller sends me a version of the PCB without SMD components, you can find it also in the manual

GenLI, USB version

Nelu has replaced the MAX232 with the FT232 chip to use the USB port instead the serial port.

You need a driver for the USB chip, that creates a COM virtual port, you can download from the FTDI website.

For a complete information about how GenLI-USB works and the PCB design read the manual in pdf format from Adobe.