I use com ports if I'm using embedded micro-controllers for various purposes - serial is still a very easy communications interface to use - just don't try and get large data in/out in a fast way. As stated above - not likely to miss them. -Bruce
It is a communications port...
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Thanks everyone, I thought it wasn't very needed. P.S. pacioli.... Really?...
Can I plug a 9-pin usb 2.0 connector to that Com port to use as an additional USB 2.0 supply header? I can see that pins 1-8 of the 9-pin USB connector will slip into place so it's not a matter of 'fit' but more of "function". TRhanks