This article is all about analyzing COM port. You’ll find answers to the questions about why and how to analyze serial port. Read on to find out a few simple scenarios of monitoring and analyzing COM port activity.
Table of contents:
- Why analyze serial port?
- Analyze COM port activity: a how-to guide
Why analyze serial port?
Working with serial port data are essential tasks when working with serial devices and applications. You need the ability to observe the flow of data through RS232/422/485 ports to verify the status of a device, receive event notifications, and identify problems with your infrastructure. Monitoring serial port traffic can also be very helpful when you are installing new equipment.
There is no built-in facility in the Windows operating system to monitor serial ports, but there is specialized RS232 monitor software which allows you to conduct Windows serial port monitoring.
Analyze COM port activity: a how-to guide
Eltima Software’s Serial Port Analyzer fills this gap in Windows functionality. It is a serial port monitor that offers a convenient method of observing your system’s serial traffic. Developers can easily monitor and test a serial port during the development and optimization of serial devices and applications. We will show you how to monitor COM port transmission in the article.