ALIX 2d2 and Phoenix reader issues

Today I tried to run cardserver on my favourite piece of hardware – ALIX 2d2. I used serial Phoenix reader and up-to-date OScam. I struggled a lot of time trying to force reader to communicate via serial interface, because using USB-Serial converted it worked like a charm.


Finally, after reading ALIX documentation I found this:

Due to limitations in the AMD CS5536 companion chip, the serial port only supports RXD / TXD, not the handshake signals.

So the only solution is to use native USB reader or connect serial reader through USB-Serial converter.