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06/15/10 13:42
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#176700 - Serial Port monitor software
What software do you use for serial port monitoring?

I've been using Moni (www.rolf-schroedter.de/moni/) and have extended one of the included plugins using TCL. It has most of what I want, but TCL is proving to be a very... peculiar language.

Previously on 8052.com, Procomm and Tera Term were mentioned. I've used both of them, but found them both to suffer from the same problem; namely that they are primarily terminals which happen to be serial enabled as opposed to a serial port monitor which happen to have terminal command support. Also, the scripting support for both of these programs were quirky (didn't handle checksum routines well, only worked with decimal values, etc...) and exclusive to the application.

Ideally, a serial port monitor would have the following features:
1> Text view with ability to display control characters
2> Hex view with ascii view beside
3> Send mechanism with string, hex, octal, and binary input
4> Scripting support sending data and evaluating responses
5> Cross platform (preferably open source)

Know any programs that fit the bill?

--David

List of 23 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
Serial Port monitor software      David Good      06/15/10 13:42      
   Docklight      Rob Klein      06/15/10 14:00      
      I use...      Michael Karas      06/15/10 20:49      
   monitor and control      Juergen Christoph      06/16/10 02:14      
      br@y terminal??      Jerson Fernandes      06/16/10 02:31      
         But that's "just" (sic?) another terminal, surely?      Andy Neil      06/16/10 03:25      
      RE: Portmon from Sysinternals      Andy Neil      06/16/10 02:35      
         "pi" cable and two serial ports to log rx and tx      Per Westermark      06/16/10 03:23      
            OK for simple data logging...      Andy Neil      06/16/10 03:27      
               timing etc is just a question of program and OS      Per Westermark      06/16/10 03:56      
            Command-response sync?      Oliver Sedlacek      06/16/10 04:41      
               Don't blame windows here!      Andy Neil      06/16/10 05:14      
                  Don't blame the driver or the adapter      Justin Fontes      06/17/10 14:58      
                     Eh?      Andy Neil      06/17/10 16:42      
                        Huge FIFO because max baudrate also much higher      Per Westermark      06/18/10 02:49      
                  USB-Windows-drivers      Oliver Sedlacek      06/18/10 08:01      
                     Digressing: Multiple USB-to-Serial      Andy Neil      06/18/10 08:24      
                        Digressing Further...      Michael Karas      06/19/10 06:57      
                        Nice      Oliver Sedlacek      06/21/10 02:10      
                           RE: It's a shame I can't tell the service guys what to buy      Andy Neil      06/21/10 02:28      
               8052-based analyser      Andy Neil      06/16/10 05:18      
               Timing just depends on OS and where the data is sampled      Per Westermark      06/16/10 05:38      
      Scripting for development and testing      David Good      06/18/10 10:10      

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