I am looking to get a whole bunch of digital output pins that I can directly control from my CPU and I am hoping to use a whole bunch of USB to serial ports to achieve this.
Assuming I am using a high end computer with a modern OS (Core i7 860, Windows 7 x64, plenty of on board USB ports). Is there any practical limit to the number of these devices that I can attach to the computer and still use properly? I ask this because computers usually never had any more than 4 COM ports on them, but this was back when computers actually had COM ports on their motherboards.
Thanks in advance