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Configuring HyperTerminal for BSPs (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)

1/5/2010

You can use any terminal emulation application to view messages sent from the serial port of a standard development board (SDB) or hardware platform. Use the messages to verify whether the boot loader is on the SDB, to discover problems that may occur when the SDB boots, and to obtain the name of the SDB for use in the Platform Builder integrated development environment (IDE).

Sample serial output is shown in the Help topics for each board support package (BSP).

On Windows Vista, you must select a terminal emulation program to view serial debug output. For more information, see this Microsoft Web site.

On Windows XP, you can use Microsoft HyperTerminal to view serial debug output. The following procedure shows how to configure HyperTerminal to view serial debug output.

To configure HyperTerminal to view serial debug output
  1. On the Start menu, choose All Programs, choose Accessories, choose Communications, and then choose HyperTerminal.

  2. In the Connection Description dialog box, in the Name box, type a name for the connection to your SDB.

  3. On the Icon list, choose an icon to represent your connection, and then choose OK.

  4. In the Connect To dialog box, in the Connect using box, choose the communications (COM) port on the development workstation through which you want to receive messages from the SDB, and then choose OK.

    The COM port that you choose must be the COM port on the development workstation to which you attach the null modem cable.

  5. In the COM<Port Number> Properties dialog box, modify the settings as follows.

    • Bits per second   38400
    • Data bits   8
    • Parity   None
    • Stop bits   1
    • Flow control   None

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