• 07/14/2017
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Setting up serial communication for Windows* hosts

  1. Download and install the FTDI drivers ( http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm ) for use on the host computer.
  2. Plug the Micro USB cable (Type B) into a regular
    Type A USB port
    on your host computer.
  3. Plug the other end of the cable in to the
    Micro USB Type B port
    on the development platform.
  4. On your host computer, open
    Device Manager
    . Under the Ports (COM & LPT) category, look for the
    USB Serial Port
    entry and make a note of the COM# displayed in parenthesis (in this case, COM3; the COM# on your system may vary).
     
    Troubleshooting
    If you're trying to open serial communication with your development platform, you may find that when you open Device Manager, the serial device has no driver. The Device Manager may show an error or an unknown driver message, along with a yellow warning triangle icon. If this happens:
    1. On your host computer, download the CDM v2.12.18 WHQL Certified.zip file from the FTDI website . Unzip the file.
    2. Right-click on the broken serial device entry in the Device Manager and select
      Update driver software
      .
    3. Click
      Browse my computer
      and select the folder you extracted the files to. The driver should automatically be found.
  5. Install a terminal application (PuTTY for example)
    a.  Download the PuTTY terminal emulator: http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe .
    b.  Double-click the
    putty.exe
    file you downloaded to run it.
    c.  Configure the PuTTY menu as follows:
    i.  Under Connection type, select
    Serial
    .
    ii.  In the
    Serial line
    field, enter the COM# for your development platform, which you noted in the steps above.
    III.  In the
    Speed
    field, type
    115200
    .
     
    d.  In the Category pane on the left, select
    Terminal > Keyboard
    .
    i.  Under The Backspace key, select
    Control-H
    .
    ii. Under The Function keys and keypad, select
    SCO
    .
  6. Click
    Open
    . A blank PuTTY window opens, ready to display the output from your development platform once it's booted up. Maximize the PuTTY window.
 
IMPORTANT:
To save these settings for later use, in the Category pane, choose
Session
. Under Saved Sessions, type a name for your settings and click
Save
. In the future, when you open PuTTY and want to reconnect to your development platform, you can simply
Load
your saved settings and
Open
a connection to your development platform, without needing to select all of the connection options again!

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