Serial Monitor

Serial Monitor

The Serial Monitor plugin lets you see all the activity initiated by other applications on a serial port — including open, close, serial setting change, control/status line* change and of course, the actual data flowing through the port.

Log entries you don't care about — for example, control or status line change notifications — can be filtered out to keep the log clean. When you do need them, it's easy to display them again.

Currently this plugin is only available on Microsoft Windows and Linux.

Unlike many other so-called "serial monitors" for Linux, which require you to redirect the IO streams of an application you want to monitor, our serial monitor is a true one — it intercepts calls between an application and a serial port driver, thus allowing monitoring the serial IO directly.

Screencast of Serial Monitor for Linux

Device Monitor Service

The key component of monitors (such as Serial Monitor, Pipe Monitor, etc) is the Device Monitor service. This service consists of a kernel-mode module intercepting requests from applications to the specified devices and a user-mode configuration utility.

Installation and proper configuration of the Device Monitor service is a stumbling point for many users. Please follow these KB (knowledge base) articles for more information: