SG-1000 Console & Reset



  • Is there a physical hardware reset somewhere on the SG-1000? I can't find it.

    Is there a way to get a regular serial console port output from the SG-1000?  I can't get a a host to connect to the SG-1000 microUSB console port.  I've tried Mac, but the Silicon Lab drivers don't load (maybe because I'm use macOS 10.12 Sierra?), I've tried a PC running XP, and a PC running Win 10.

    Without a hardware reset or a working console, I'm afraid I might configure myself into a hole as I experiment with LAN and WAN ip network addressing with no way to reset.

    Looking for suggestions on best way to proceed…


  • Netgate

    SILabs drivers work fine on Sierra and with SG-1000.



  • Any special techniques for getting the Silicon Lab driver to work on macOS Sierra?

    I go through the install and connect the USB to micro-usb to the SG-1000 and power-up, but the device doesn't show in the mac device table anywhere so I can't bring up the console screen.


  • Netgate

    ls /dev/cu.*

    $ ls -1 /dev/cu.*
    /dev/cu.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port
    /dev/cu.SLAB_USBtoUART
    /dev/cu.SLAB_USBtoUART50
    /dev/cu.SLAB_USBtoUART54

    You do not need to power the SG-1000 to get the port to show on the host. The serial chipset is USB-powered.

    There will, of course, be no visible output until the unit is powered.