Serial to VGA

July 30, 2010 at 02:17:04
Specs: Medical machine
I have a machine in my pathology lab, it has a serial port. I want to connect a monitor on this serial port to see the output on monitor. Is it possible? If yes, then please explicate the process and converter/adaptor required.

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July 30, 2010 at 11:00:33
IF the product is outputting on the serial port, it's using a TTY type communication. There is a couple ways to see it.

You can take a PC or Laptop, and a null-modem cable, and connect the two together. Then run some type of terminal program and connect to the serial port that the PC or Laptop is using. It needs to be the same communication parameters as what the pathology lab machine is using.

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July 30, 2010 at 11:47:31
A 9 pin serial port and a 9 "pin" video port on an older machine are both 9 "pin" d-sub ports, but a serial port almost always is male - has pins - and a legacy video port is female - has 9 holes.
If the port has pins, it's probably a serial port, and there's no way of getting video from that port.

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July 30, 2010 at 13:28:42
If you mean monitor as it to log or graph or to record then maybe it might be possible.

How about we know more about the program? It is generally easy to save rs-232 data.

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