Just downloaded the extended connector pinout from
(thanks to dreamlogic)
I had to upgrade from Adobe Reader 4.0 to 5.1 and
install the Japanese Language upgrade to get it to be read
by Adobe Reader without a CMap error.
The Japanese notes (thanks to a Japanese friend)
near the following pins effectively say that you need
a MAX232 or equivalent as a level converter.
The inputs are 3V to 5V (but not 12V!) tolerant.
out SOUT 17
out /DTR 18
in /DSR 19
in /DCD 20
52 /SIN (in)
The 5x pins are not marked in/out in the chart.
pin 17 is across from pin 51.
pins 1-34 are on the "wide" side of the connector.
You will also need to pickup ground somewhere.
Pin 50 seems to be a nearby ground. But pin 1 or 34 might be better
given where 3.3V is to be found
You will also need 3.3V to power the level converter.
3.3V is available at pins 2 and 33.
Note that all of this is according to the chart.
Which may or may not be correct.
Be careful with the power and ground connections!
Have not tried any of this yet.
My application would CRITICALLY depend on the (native) serial
port working, so I am holding back on buying the Amity
until I hear someone has gotten it to work.
I would expect a PCMCIA serial adapter to have a BIOS
conflict with the onboard serial.
Has anyone looked at the BIOS yet?
I expect you would need a keyboard?
Or is it a catch22 with pen services *sigh*?