Configuring HyperTerminal for BSPs (Windows CE 5.0)

Windows CE 5.0
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The Microsoft HyperTerminal terminal emulation application can display messages sent from the serial port of a SDB or hardware platform.

You can use these 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).

You can use any terminal emulation application to view serial debug output. In this procedure, you will configure HyperTerminal to view serial debug output.

To configure HyperTerminal for BSPs

  1. From the Windows Start menu, choose All Programs, and then choose Accessories.
  2. Choose Communications, and then choose HyperTerminal.
  3. In the Connection Description dialog box, in the Name box, type a name for the connection to your SDB.
  4. From the Icon list, choose an icon to represent your connection, and then choose OK.
  5. 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.

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

  6. Choose OK.
  7. In the COM<Port Number> Properties dialog box, modify the settings for your connection so that the settings are correct for your BSP.

    The following table shows the correct settings for each BSP.

    BSPBits per secondData bitsParityStop bitsFlow control
    Most BSPs384008None1None
    x86 Emulator192008None1None
    Note   For the x86 Emulator, in the Emulator Download Settings dialog box, set Serial port 1: (Serial debug output) to the other COM port on your development workstation. For example, if you chose COM1 when configuring HyperTerminal, choose COM2 as the Emulator output debug port.

See Also

Supported Board Support Packages | How to Configure and Download a Run-Time Image to a CEPC | How to Add a CEPC to an Ethernet Network | How to Debug a Run-Time Image on a CEPC

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