Serial Terminal Basics

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Resources and Going Further

That was a lot of information! At the very least, you should walk away from this knowing what a terminal window is, how to use it, which terminal program is best suited for you and your operating system, and how to navigate that program's interface. Again, terminal programs are a very powerful tool when working with serial devices and microcontrollers. Now go collect some data!

If you'd like to know more about different types of communication, visit these tutorials:

To see some products that require the use of a serial terminal, check out these hook-up guides:

Or check out this blog related post:

Your favorite terminal didn't make the list? Tell us which terminal emulator is your favorite and why in the discussion section.

Interested in learning more foundational topics?

See our Engineering Essentials page for a full list of cornerstone topics surrounding electrical engineering.

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