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Electronic Team’s Knowledge Base

This section contains articles about Electronic Team's network technologies for serial and USB communications, USB/COM port virtualization software, as well as products for remote management of specialized equipment, peripheral devices, and storage systems. Tags provided below each post will take you to relevant articles that may be of interest.

COM Port in Virtual Machines: A Comprehensive Guide to Serial Ports

How to work with COM port in a virtual machine? Hyper-V serial ports passthrough. VMware serial ports guide, VirtualBox COM port access tutorial.

Portmon Alternative Software - Electronic Team Serial Port Monitor

Portmon for Windows alternative - COM port monitoring software - Electronic Team Serial Port Monitor

USBlyzer Alternative

USBlyzer for Windows alternative - monitor and analyze USB port activity with USB Analyzer

What is network protocol? Common network protocols and their purpose.

Find out what is a protocol and what types of network protocols exist

What is RS485 - RS485 Communication Guide [2024]

This article covers some of the most commonly asked aspects of RS-485 communications and tells what RS485 communication is and why RS-485 communication remains that popular.

COM port data emulator | Serial Port Monitor

Find out how to emulate COM port activity of serial devices with Serial Port Monitor acting as a COM port data emulator

Main points about null modem

Get all basic information about RS232 null modem cable: what is the purpose of a null modem cable and how to emulate null-modem connections.

Looking for HyperTerminal Alternative for Win 7, 10 or Vista?

We’ve described the optimal solution for IT professionals and users who need Windows HyperTerminal alternative for working with Windows 7, 10 and Vista. Find out about a dedicated serial terminal software offering a set of features for programming and debugging.

Null Modem cable vs. "Straight" serial cable. Null Modem emulation

The Difference Between a Null Modem and Straight Through Serial Cable. Find out how to emulate Null Modem functionality

RS232 Pinout and Specifications Guide

In this guide, we’ll tell you the all about RS232 Serial Communication Protocol: RS232 Pinout and Specifications, RS-232 connectors types...

RS485 Data Logger: How to sniff and analyze [GUIDE]

What is RS485 Data Logger and how to test and analyze the serial interfaces in order to identify and resolve problems that may appear in RS-485 networks.

How to Test Serial Applications [GUIDE]

In this article, we'll tell you about the simplest way to test serial applications with the help of a virtual serial port.

Serial Port Utilities

Serial port utilities are dedicated software developed for testing and optimizing RS232 port communication. This article covers the most efficient COM port utilities which help serial software and hardware developers at different stages of their work.

Advanced Serial Port Monitor to read and record COM port data

Serial Port Monitor - an advanced professional utility to read and record COM port data. Find out how to create serial port monitor connection and use Advanced Serial Port Monitor for Windows for sniffing serial interfaces.

What is RS232 DB9 serial port | RS232 pinout

The basic principles of RS232 serial port layout and function. Find out how serial port works with the help of the serial mouse

How to split Modbus data

Electronic Team’s specialists have prepared Modbus Splitter guide from which you will learn how to split Modbus data over virtual COM ports. Use step-by-step guide to create virtual COM ports and split Modbus data in such a way that all ports will receive the same data simultaneously.

Types of serial port connections

Find out more information about serial connection and types of serial connectors types - hardware serial port, and how to access serial ports over the network with the software for serial communication.

How to share COM port between applications?

This article describes how to share COM port between applications with Serial Port Splitter hardware and software solutions. You will learn the advantages and disadvantages of both solutions, as well as the main areas of successful application.

How to Test COM Ports [Step-by-step Guide]

In this article, you’ll find how to test serial port communications in the simplest and most efficient way.

Add virtual COM ports on Windows 10 [2 ways to resolve the issue]

Find out now How to add virtual COM ports on Windows 10 with a native method or create virtual COM port Windows 10 by a third-party solution. Full step-by-step guide from Electronic Team helps you to deal with Windows 10 COM port issues in 3 clicks!

Laptop with serial port [2024]

How to choose a rugged laptop with a COM port or to add a COM port to their laptops you will find in our new article.

How to log RS232 port data: software and hardware solutions

How to use Serial Port Data Logger. Find out about how to record and log data from serial ports with efficient software and hardware solutions.

How to Read COM Port Data | Read RS232 Data

Reading the serial port. Find out about the optimal solution for reading data from COM port, follow simple steps to read and observe all serial port activity.