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Checking Serial Output

To check the serial output from the BLINKY program, connect a serial cable from port A on the board to an unused COM port on your development PC. Use a terminal emulation program, such as Microsoft Windows HyperTerminal, to display the serial data on your PC monitor.

To start the Microsoft Windows HyperTerminal application, select Start - Programs - Accessories - Communications - HyperTerminal.

  1. Enter a Name for the new connection, for example: MCBSTR7.

    HyperTerm Connection Description Dialog

  2. Select the PC COM port COM1 in Connect Using.

    HyperTerm Connect To Dialog

  3. Select 9600 Bits per second, 8 Data bits, Parity None, Stop bits 1 and Flow control None.

    HyperTerm Properties Dialog

  4. Click OK. The serial message Hello World displays in the HyperTerminal window, as shown below. This is the value of AIN0 from the MCBSTR7 board.

    HyperTerm screen Displaying 'Hello World'

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