'Serial Interface Question [PIC related]'
I am working on a system (yes, PIC) which uses a serial interface protocol
based on ASCII characters. I'm doing the Embedded side and was wondering if
anyone knows of a terminal program which would send out characters of the
"[STX]A5B8E00[ETX]" ; no quotes, but the rest applies
this translates to a serial stream
DATA | ASCII
0x02 ; [STX] - this is fixed in the protocol
0x41 ; "A" - could be any ASCII character
0x35 ; "5" - ditto
0x42 ; "B"
0x38 ; "8"
0x45 ; "E"
0x30 ; "0"
0x30 ; "0"
0x03 ; [ETX] - this is fixed in the protocol
I'm trying to test my code without the serial program (written by another)
but still connected to the computer. One last thing, I don't want any
carriage return(CR) or line feed(LF) until at least after the "ETX".
It's been a while but I seem to recall some old terminals (VT100?) which did
something like above using timeouts on the keyboard?
I would be very appreciative to anyone out there with helpful hints. TIA.
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