There are several Terminal Emulators available to connect to the board from the debug UART. This article lists two different types:
This section lists command-line applications to communicate with the serial port.
Picocom is a simple and effective solution for those who like command-line:
$ picocom -b 115200 /dev/ttyUSB0
Screen is a good alternative for the picocom:
$ screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200
Note: By default, if no option is specified,
screen uses the standard 9600 baud rate.
Minicom is also a good choice to access the serial port on Linux. You can visualize the setup above by running the following command:
$ minicom -s
Note: In case you run
Minicom without any additional arguments, it will use the default settings saved on
This section lists Graphical User Interface applications to communicate with the serial port.
GTKterm is a simple GTK+ terminal that can be used on Linux to communicate with the serial port:
Putty is an SSH client that can also be used to communicate with the serial port on Windows and Linux:
TeraTerm is a terminal emulator that can be used on Windows with the purpose to connect via SSH and also to access serial ports: