Sartronic's Serial Analyser software application is an asynchronous communications data viewer software application that runs on a standard PC. Its purpose is to monitor a RS232 serial communication channel, logging the data to the PC's hard drive. All it requires is 2 available serial ports on the PC and a specially made cable. It can also monitor RS485 or RS422 providing the PC has RS485 or RS422 serial ports. Alternatively a converter may be used to change the signal levels to that of a standard PC's RS232 port.Commonly 2 USB to serial convert are used.
The data is stored in its own binary format, which can be exported to a simple text file or a PDF. It can be printed to allow viewing in an easy to see format.Selected data can be copied and pasted.
As each data character is received its time is logged. The times have a high resolution of 10 microseconds. It can record almost 2 days of constant recording, after which the timer simply rolls over. The real advantage with this application is being able to view the timing of each character. Selecting the character shows the timing relative to other characters. Modem day computers are more than adequate to ensure good character timing.
The main window logs the data. It can be displayed in hexadecimal or ASCII.When connected the window will automatically scroll, tracking the incoming data.By default character errors (not available on Linux version) are highlighted in red and sections that are bookmarked show in green.
The status bar shows the value of the character at the cursor in hexidecimal, as well as the modem status signals and data errors.
Here are screen shots to view.
For more information refer to the user manual.
This is a shareware program. It can be freely trialled for 30 day. All it's features are fully functional, without restriction. However after the trial period it must be licensed in order to run.
For MS Windows the price is .
For Linux the price is .
The latest Serial Analyser application can be down loaded from the following links. To install the application just extract it from the zip file and run the install program. Note normally the install program can be run from within the zip file.
MS Windows SerialAnalyser-Win32.zip (version 1.429).
Linux SerialAnalyser-Linux.zip (version 1.429).