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hippy
04-03-2008, 05:21
Latest release of the AiChip Terminal Emulator ( Version 7.07 ) available ...

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/the.happy.hippy/picaxe/aiterm.zip?2 345KB (ZIP)

This now includes serial port auto-disconnect and auto-reconnect so it can be used in parallel with the Programming Editor. Seamlessly switch from Programming Editor to Terminal Emulator and vice-versa without having to close either to allow downloading and SerTxd monitoring.

# Windows 32-bit operating system support
# Automatic style configuration for Windows 98 and XP Themes
# Wide range of industry standard baud rates supported
# Non-standard baud rates supported and easily configured
# Selectable Data bits, Parity and Stop Bits
# Supports COM1 through COM12
# Auto-disconnection for use in parallel with other applications
# Menu and Frames Modes for user interface
# Configuration Settings can be saved to disk
# Plain character display with non-printable characters revealed
# Proportional and fixed-width font display
# Hexadecimal display of bytes received
# As-typed and line at a time transmission options
# Character codes can be specified in decimal, binary or hexadecimal
# Character codes using industry standard mnemonics
# Manual control of RTS and DTR lines
# Source code included

mackingu
28-05-2008, 05:23
Thanks to the wonderful world of spammers, I happened across this thread.

I was wondering what the "AiChip Terminal Emulator" actually is. I google'd it, and the best I came up with was this link - http://aichip.atspace.org/ - but all it had was the AiChip logo.

Is this like the VSM/ISIS program or something?

hippy
28-05-2008, 05:44
They do sort of provide a service in bumping things up to the top of the list in a random manner which trigger an "oh yes, I forgot about that!" way - and of course is the trigger for spotting a spammer at work :-)

It's really a replacement for HyperTerm; connects to a serial port and shows what's coming out of a PICAXE.

Texy
20-06-2008, 22:28
They do sort of provide a service in bumping things up to the top of the list in a random manner which trigger an "oh yes, I forgot about that!" way - and of course is the trigger for spotting a spammer at work :-)

It's really a replacement for HyperTerm; connects to a serial port and shows what's coming out of a PICAXE.

Can you explain to a newbie how that is usefull?
I mean, the editor already has the terminal option
which I find indispensible.
texy

hippy
20-06-2008, 22:56
The Terminal option is indispensible, combined with SERTXD I think it's the best way to debug code on chip. Unfortunately it doesn't do everything one may want and this fills in the missing pieces. The three main uses I find for it are -

Showing tabular data with fixed width font
Showing what characters are sent which Terminal canot display
Being able to send characters which the Terminal cannot accept ( Ctrl-C etc )

Texy
21-06-2008, 01:42
I see.
thanks
Texy

lbenson
11-09-2008, 01:25
I am looking for an easy way to read what my picaxe program is sending to a SimpleLAN module. I replaced the SimpleLAN with a serial->USB->PC link (the programming cable), and opened Hyperterminal. Unfortunately, I get garbage at the 2400,8,n,1 setting--I presume because I am sending the data with the t2400 setting instead of n2400. I downloaded AITerm in the hopes that there would be a simple setting which could invert the data received, but such a setting doesn't pop out in a browse of the manual. Pardon my ignorance, but would such a setting be possible, or is the inversion of the bits such as to make synchronization impossible? Is there a way to do what I want without changing the t2400 setting and without putting something like a MAX232 interface inline?

hippy
11-09-2008, 04:40
I am sending the data with the t2400 setting instead of n2400. I downloaded AITerm in the hopes that there would be a simple setting which could invert the data received, but such a setting doesn't pop out in a browse of the manual.

A PC's physical serial port expects the serial input to be of a certain polarity and there's nothing one can do to change that except with hardware inversion.


Is there a way to do what I want without changing the t2400 setting and without putting something like a MAX232 interface inline?

You may be able to reprogram your USB-to-Serial interface. That depends upon what chipset it uses.

The easiest option is to change the T2400 for N2400. You can change all T2400 to BAUDRATE or something similar the create a "SYMBOL BAUDRATE = N2400", that way you only have to make one edit to switch between the two.

lbenson
11-09-2008, 14:53
>create a "SYMBOL BAUDRATE = N2400"

Right, thanks.

Bangstick
07-10-2010, 21:44
Struggled with this problem...so I thought I'd let you guys know how to fix it.

Windows 7 64bit and the AiChip Terminal.

If you get error 339 when trying to register regsvr32 mswinsck.ocx

Move MSWINSCK.OCX to the C:\Windows\SysWOW64\

regsvr32 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\MSWINSCK.OCX

should work now....
cheers
Bangstick