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AR# 13852

MicroBlaze - What should my hyperterminal settings be?


General Description:

I am using the hyperterminal to display output from, and to pass data to my UART. What should my hyperterminal settings be?


To interface with a MicroBlaze system that has a UART, you must have a terminal to capture data coming from the system (STDOUT) and to send data back to the system (STDIN). Any hyperterminal program can be used. A standard hyperterminal is included with Windows operating systems, and is located in the Accessories menu from the Start menu.

The settings for the hyperterminal depend upon the configuration of your UART peripheral. The default settings for the UART are:

Bits per second: 19200

Data bits: 8

Parity: None

Stop bits: 1

You can change these settings depending upon the configuration of your UART. (See the system hardware settings for the UART settings.)

You should choose the COM port that your system is utilizing, and the Flow Control should be set to "None."

Additionally, a straight-through serial cable (not a null modem cable) should be used to connect to your UART.
AR# 13852
Date Created 08/29/2007
Last Updated 12/10/2010
Status Archive
Type General Article