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Version: 5.0

Serial Terminal Emulator

Introduction​

There are several Terminal Emulators available to connect to the board from the debug UART. This article lists two different types:

Prerequisites​

CLI options​

This section lists command-line applications to communicate with the serial port.

Picocom​

Picocom is a simple and effective solution for those who like command-line:

$ picocom -b 115200 /dev/ttyUSB0

Screen​

Screen is a good alternative for the picocom:

$ screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200 
info

By default, if no option is specified, screen uses the standard 9600 baud rate.

Minicom​

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

Minicom setup

info

In case you run Minicom without any additional arguments, it will use the default settings saved on /etc/minicom/minirc.dfl.

GUI options​

This section lists Graphical User Interface applications to communicate with the serial port.

GTKterm​

GTKterm is a simple GTK+ terminal that can be used on Linux to communicate with the serial port:

GTKterm client

Putty​

Putty is an SSH client that can also be used to communicate with the serial port on Windows and Linux:

Putty client

TeraTerm​

TeraTerm is a terminal emulator that can be used on Windows with the purpose to connect via SSH and also to access serial ports:

TeraTerm

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