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USB Console


The device provides a serial console over the USB port. This allows a terminal emulator such as minicom (Unix) or PuTTY (Windows) to communicate with the device.

The settings are 8N1, at 9600 baud.

The console provides different log levels. The +/- keys can be used to increase / decrease the log level. Press the 'h' key to see a list of commands.



On Linux, minicom can be used. The device will usually appear as an ACM device.

 $ minicom  -D /dev/ttyACM0

Mac OS

To use the USB console requires Mac OS 10.7 or later.

On Mac OS X, minicom can be used. The device will appear as a usbmodem:

$ minicom  -D /dev/tty.usbmodem14121

The device name may be different on your system.


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Key Action
c Show the receive frame counters.
h Show the help message.
m Show the mode of the device.
t Show the 485 transceiver timing settings.
u Show the UID of the device.