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Recommend an RS232 Monitor?

Started by Michael_s September 9, 2010
Hi,
>You might also consider using a scripting language, like Tcl. This has a >fileevent mechanism which will call a proc (presumeably to log the data) >whenever the serial port is readable, and afaict, this works just fine on >a serial port or socket -- even on Windows.
seeing Tcl mentioned reminded me of Moni (http://www.rolf-schroedter.de/moni/) - the best I ever came across: - 2 display panes: one in ASCII, one in Hex - log to file if you want to - not only a logger - you can also use it to communicate with your target or transfer files to it, optionally adding delays (character and line wise IIRC) - can show and change handshake lines - nothing you need often, but if you do, you need it badly - comes with source so you may even change things (IIRC there are some glitches) HTH M'
On 10/09/2010 16:09, Grant Edwards wrote:
> On 2010-09-10, David Brown<david@westcontrol.removethisbit.com> wrote: >> On 10/09/2010 09:05, Don McKenzie wrote: >>> On 10/09/2010 12:14 PM, Grant Edwards wrote: >>>> On 2010-09-09, Michael_s<hillmyu@n_o_s_p_a_m.hotmail.com> wrote: >>>> >>>>> Can anyone recommend a Win 7-compatible serial monitoring program >>>>> that will sniff RS232 packets? Free would be nice, but I have a >>>>> budget that covers software. >>>> >>>> Have you tried sysinternals portmon? >>>> >>>> http://www.google.com/search?q=windows+monitor+serial+data >>> >>> Have a look at: Hyperterminal or DockLight >>> >> >> Forget hyperterminal - look at the archives of this group if you want to >> know other people's opinions, but it's not even worth spending that time >> and effort when there are far better programs available. >> >> One of the most popular choices is Tera Term Pro: >> <http://ttssh2.sourceforge.jp/index.html.en> > > Neither one of which can be used to sniff serial traffic. >
Good point - perhaps I should have read the original question, not just Don's reply!
Everyone,

Thanks for the input (and bonus ideas re: logging of data!) It turns out
PuTTY is another possibility for reading serial ports. I'll look at all of
these suggestions.

Michael	   
					
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