Serial port logic analyzer
This is some code that I wrote when dealing with data being
transmitted over a not-quite-standard serial protocol. It's a set of
programs for Linux which read information from the four status lines
of a serial port like a logic analyzer. Signals can be displayed as a
chart, or decoded as an RS232-like protocol. This isn't something
that's widely applicable, but there are a small number of situations
in which it's exactly what you want, and I found myself in such a
situation. (I later wrote a kernel module to interface with the
particular system in question, but it's so specialized that I can't
see it being very useful for other applications, and thus I haven't
bothered to make it available.)
The current release is 0.3, released in March 2005 with minor
bugfixes and improved timing using gettimeofday() instead of
internally calibrated loops. It adds no significant new features over
the previous release, 0.2, released in October 2000. I still use
these programs periodically, but I'm not adding new functionality,
because they already do everything I need. Patches are welcome if you
add new features.
Get it here: serial-la-0.3.tar.gz
For documentation, see the README file. If you
aren't already familiar with the serial port and RS232, you may want
Christian Blum's Serial Port FAQ, which is what I used as a reference when
writing this stuff.
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