• 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).
    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
    file you downloaded to run it.
    c.  Configure the PuTTY menu as follows:
    i.  Under Connection type, select
    ii.  In the
    Serial line
    field, enter the COM# for your development platform, which you noted in the steps above.
    III.  In the
    field, type
    d.  In the Category pane on the left, select
    Terminal > Keyboard
    i.  Under The Backspace key, select
    ii. Under The Function keys and keypad, select
  6. Click
    . A blank PuTTY window opens, ready to display the output from your development platform once it's booted up. Maximize the PuTTY window.
To save these settings for later use, in the Category pane, choose
. Under Saved Sessions, type a name for your settings and click
. In the future, when you open PuTTY and want to reconnect to your development platform, you can simply
your saved settings and
a connection to your development platform, without needing to select all of the connection options again!

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