Applies to: Docklight and Docklight Scripting (all versions), Article ID: dl_faq107
# EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a ChatGPT answer from 2023/07.#
Sure, here’s a brief overview of each of the three popular serial communication testing tools for Windows:
RealTerm: RealTerm is a free and open-source tool that provides a simple and intuitive graphical user interface. It offers advanced features such as data logging, scripting, and the ability to send and receive complex data structures. RealTerm supports a wide range of baud rates, data bits, stop bits, and parity settings, making it flexible enough to handle most serial communication requirements.
Docklight: Docklight is a commercially supported product that provides a wide range of advanced features such as protocol analysis, automated testing, and data logging. Docklight has a well-designed graphical user interface that is easy to use, with a variety of customization options available. It supports a wide range of protocols, including ASCII, RTU, and hexadecimal, making it a versatile tool for serial communication testing.
TeraTerm: TeraTerm is a free and open-source tool that provides a simple and intuitive graphical user interface. It supports macro scripting and allows users to customize various settings, making it a highly customizable tool. TeraTerm is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, making it a versatile tool for users working on different platforms. TeraTerm has an active community of users and developers, providing support and contributing to the ongoing development of the tool.