Clever serial logging

The SerialGhost is a compact RS-232 and serial bus logger packed with features, such as time-stamping. It has a huge memory capacity of 8 GB, and may be accessed as a USB flash drive.

The SerialGhost Module is a variation available as break-out board with terminal block connectors. It can be powered with DC voltages up to +24V.

Clever serial logging - SerialGhost

Features

  • Logs asynchronous serial transmission (RS-232 compatible)
  • Baud rates up to 115200 bps
  • Logs 2 streams simultaneously (RX and TX)
  • 8 gigabytes internal memory (industrial grade)
  • Powered from a USB port, or external power supply
  • No software or drivers required, Windows, Linux, and Mac compatible
  • USB flash drive mode
  • External push-button for mode switching
TimeKeeper version:
  • Time and date stamping
  • Built-in battery (for real-time clock)

SerialGhost DB-9

Module version:

  • Modular form-factor with terminal block connectors
  • Dual power: +5V (USB) or +9V...+24V DC (terminal connector)
  • Integrated step-down switching power supply

SerialGhost Module

Applications

  • Data recording from peripherals such as printers, terminals, keyboards, mice, card readers
  • Reverse-engineering of data exchange protocols
  • Backups of sensitive data from devices like Points-of-Sale, barcode scanners, card readers
  • Data logging from sensors: temperature, pressure, voltage etc.

Prices and versions

Version Features Pricing and availability
SerialGhost
DB-9
  • 8 gigabytes internal memory (industrial grade)
  • USB flash drive mode
  • External push-button for mode switching
SerialGhost DB-9
SerialGhost DB-9

$71.99 / €62.99

SerialGhost
TimeKeeper
DB-9
  • 8 gigabytes internal memory (industrial grade)
  • USB flash drive mode
  • External push-button for mode switching
  • Time and date stamping
  • Built-in battery (for real-time clock)
SerialGhost TimeKeeper DB-9
SerialGhost TimeKeeper DB-9

$89.99 / €78.99

SerialGhost Module
  • 8 gigabytes internal memory (industrial grade)
  • USB flash drive mode
  • Modular form-factor with terminal block connectors
  • Dual power: +5V (USB) or +9V...+24V DC (terminal connector)
  • Integrated step-down switching power supply
SerialGhost Module
SerialGhost Module

$71.99 / €62.99

SerialGhost Module
TimeKeeper
  • 8 gigabytes internal memory (industrial grade)
  • USB flash drive mode
  • Modular form-factor with terminal block connectors
  • Dual power: +5V (USB) or +9V...+24V DC (terminal connector)
  • Integrated step-down switching power supply
  • Time and date stamping
  • Built-in battery (for real-time clock)
SerialGhost Module TimeKeeper
SerialGhost Module TimeKeeper

$89.99 / €78.99

SerialGhost - Clever serial logging

How does it work?

The SerialGhost is a compact asynchronous serial logger, capable of recording RS-232 data streams from devices like printers, terminals, keyboards, mice, barcode scanners etc. Simply connect the SerialGhost in-line on a serial bus, using the DB-9 connectors. If a USB port is available, you can power the device from USB. Otherwise, use the supplied cable and connect an external 5V power source (such as a smart-phone charger). The SerialGhost will immediately start logging all data available on the bus, both upstream and downstream (RX and TX). No software or drivers are required.

SerialGhost - Record mode