"Roland" skrev i meddelandet
> hey
> i am looking to purchase a simple development board that has an ethernet
> port and an RS485 socket. can anyone advise? having problems locating a
> suitable device.

Anything with an AT91RM9200 or AT91SAM9260 should do.
These chips have H/W support for RS-485, so the RS485
enable signal does not need to be managed.
You just configure the USART to be in RS-485 mode, and it
will enable/disable the transceiver automatically.

Best Regards,
Ulf Samuelsson
This is intended to be my personal opinion which may,
or may not be shared by my employer Atmel Nordic AB