Serial Port Driver Test (Windows CE 5.0)

Windows CE 5.0
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The Serial Port Driver Test is a build verification test for the serial port driver. The test assesses whether the driver supports configurable device parameters, such as baud rate and data bits. The test also assesses additional functionality, such as communications (COM) port events, escape functions, and timeouts.

This test does not require additional hardware, such as loopback plugs, null-modem cables, or other devices. The Serial Port Driver Test does not test communications over the serial port. The test verifies that the serial port driver works properly and that the application programming interface (API) for the driver behaves correctly. To test serial communications, run the Serial Communications Test.

Note   This test requires an actual serial port. It will fail when run against an NDIS-based Irda driver.

The following table shows the hardware requirements for the Serial Port Driver Test.

RequirementsDescription
One or more serial portsSerial ports can be attached as COM1 through COMX.

The following table shows the software requirements for the Serial Port Driver Test.

RequirementsDescription
SerDrvBVT.dllTest .dll file.
Tux.exeTux Test Harness, which is required for executing the test.
Kato.dllKato Logging Engine, which is required for logging test data.
Tooltalk.dllApplication required by Tux.exe and Kato.dll. Handles the transport between the target device and the development workstation.
Note   When you run the Serial Port Driver Test, the CETK temporarily copies files to the root directory of the target device. Before running the test, verify that there is at least 0.4 megabytes (MB) of free space in the root directory of the target device. If there is not sufficient space in the root directory of the target device, the test cannot run.

See Also

Serial Port Driver Test Cases


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