The NI-Serial Communicator is a utility that allows you to establish basic communication with your instrument or another serial port. The NI-Serial Communicator is available only for Windows serial ports. Follow these steps to launch the NI-Serial Communicator:
- Launch MAX.
- Expand the Devices and Interfaces directory by clicking the + next to the folder.
- Select your serial interface and expand it to see its ports by clicking the + next to its name.
- Right-click on the serial port you want to use and select Communicate with Instrument. This launches the NI-Serial Communicator.
You can use the General, Flow Control, and Advanced tabs to change the port settings. Use the Test tab to write and read strings through the COM port.