source site As of MacOS Apple charges for this capability, and requires use of their tooling to do it. Alternately, you can disable them for your entire system, although this has security implications that should not be ignored.
As of The functionality is still there, but must be enabled from the command line. Run this command in a terminal: sudo spctl --master-enable. Unfortunately, Apple has made significant changes in CHIRP is significantly impacted and the future is unclear.
At the very least, Catalina users should use the "unified" build of the app provided on the download page, which uses the system's bit python runtime. Also note that there are significant limitations on what files unsigned applications can access which makes it very difficult to open, save, find, and otherwise organize image and CSV files with chirp. Please see issue for the current information about workarounds. USB to serial cables are not merely wire, they contain small computer circuits at one end of the cable that respond as a USB device and convert the data to serial.
Please be warned that counterfeit (fake) PLHX (Chip Rev A) USB to Serial Controller ICs using Prolific's trademark logo, brandname, and device drivers. Prolific offers complete USB to Serial/UART/RS and USB to Printer interface bridge solution for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android platform. Prolific provides.
These cables are not all the same, so the computer needs a software "driver" so it can recognize the cable and speak to it correctly. You will need to install one of these 5 below.
Note that with Mac OSX FYI: your cable, if using Prolific chipset, is more likely to be using a counterfeit chip than an original. Specified to work with Mac OSX After downloading, you may need to control-right click, then open in order to bypass Mac Gatekeeper.
Website Design by Alvitr. If you want to verify that the adapter and the driver were installed properly click here Connect the device to the Mac. Communities Contact Support. I'll have to determine what do to about that. The same driver should work, but the new cable has a different vendor ID. A colleague had a FTDI one and that one did work.
That will return a long list of kexts, including something similar to this at the bottom most recently installed are listed last :. Sign in Register.
Search :. Wiki Start page Index by title Index by date Advertisements. This is a test. The one I pulled out of a drawer this week randomly flipped the most significant bit of every character. How do I know this?
Because I wasted three long nights debugging the problem. Do this and you will never have to fuzz around with manually installing drivers from shady websites! And you can now unplug the USB-to-Serial cable while your computer is sleeping without provoking a crash — amazing!