The SerialGhost is a serial and RS-232 logging module available as break-out board. It can acquire data from a single serial data source, or tap onto a bi-directional serial bus. The SerialGhost can operate as USB flash memory for easy access to logged data.
The SerialGhost Module is a modular asynchronous serial logger, capable of recording RS-232 data streams from devices like printers, terminals, keyboards, mice, barcode scanners etc. Connect the device either to a single serial source, or in-line on a serial bus. Connect +5V through USB or +9V...+24V DC power through the terminal connector. The SerialGhost Module will immediately start logging all data available on the bus, both upstream and downstream (RX and TX). No software or drivers are required.
To view the recorded data, the SerialGhost Module may be switched to flash drive mode. Connect to a computer using a USB-B cable, short the MODE pin to GND, and the SerialGhost Module will pop up as a removable drive, containing a file with logged data. The flash drive may also be used to configure the device, such as baudrate, parity bits, start/stop bits, etc.