How to use
In the main window connection parameters must be set, such as baud rate, data bits number, stop bits number and etc. If you don't know what it is, first read information about COM ports and serial data flow method (see Internet links below).
Advanced protocol settings of data transmitting and data transmitting control methods are available in options. Program work is available in interface mode RS-485, which provides half duplex data transmit, in which the program controls RTS lines for selecting data flow direction.
Then click "Open" button. COM-port (exclusive) opening with set number will be done. In case of lucky opening , there will be a message in status string and COM-port becomes available for sending and receiving data.
Note: Under COM-port number is meant not physical device position but the number set to COM-port in properties of Windows. This number is connected with device address (UART-device) in this system. This address can be changed in BIOS/Setup settings.
Attention:If you don't know what is BIOS or UART, read and don't make any settings in Setup. It can give undesirable results.
Also in the main window are (look pic.1 in the previous chapter):
Select program work mode:
More detailed information read in the corresponding chapter. The selected mode makes available that or those control elements.
In manual and auto modes you can use file as data source. It can be text or binary file. Data source choice is made through menu item "Data source".
In detail about each data source read in corresponding chapter.
If there is also data receive in program work, they are displayed in data receive window. Format and data display method are set in options. There are many settings for more effective work.
Data receive window can be cleaned manual if you need or set the size of screen buffer in options.
Received and sent data can be saved in one or different files. Extended settings of file format and data separation are available in options.
To make complete program setting go to menu item "Options/Setting". In the pop up window (pic.1), going from one tab to other make the necessary changes.
Pic.1 Options window example