DASYLab Reading Serial Devices

DASYLab reading serial devices is simple using the Serial Input module.

Using DASYLab serial module

  • First we open DASYLab
    • We will use DASYLab-Lite in this example a really low cost solution
  • Expand the Modules Inputs/Outputs group
  • I will then a Serial Input module
    • But take note because the ROI-USB is a serial device no special driver is needed by DASYLab.
  • Double click on the Serial module to expose its settings and click “Interface”
    • Because we need to match the serial port parameters (Com Port #)
    • We get the definition from the installed ROI-USB PC Settings Device Manager

DASYLab serial input module allows a variety of serial devices to be added to your program without special drivers needed. Work with Virtual Com Ports as well as physical.
DASYLab serial input module allows a variety of serial devices to be added to your program without special drivers needed.
  • I click OK when the interfaces settings are correct
  • Now I click “Options”
    • Because many devices require additional commands other than read device
      • You have the ability to add “Reset”, “Start”, & “Stop” commands
      • We enter the settings in the “Start” field because the ROI-USB requires an initialization command
DASYLab serial input module allows a number of choices to setup a serial device responding to a variety of options
DASYLab serial input module allows a number of choices to setup a serial device
DASYLab serial input module offers a lot of flexibility in configuring the reading requirements of a serial device
DASYLab serial input module offers a lot of flexibility in configuring the reading requirements