USB Serial Monitor Lite

USB Serial Monitor Lite


It's a very simple USB-Serial Monitor.

* I tested CDC-ACM with Arduino UNO, MEGA, mbed.
test report : NXP LPC1769(thanks to mark)
When you connect a CDC-ACM device to Android, please select Menu -> Open Device.
If you have checked operation, please send me message.
e-mail:[email protected]

Feature
- support CDC-ACM protocol(Arduino, mbed, PSoC etc.)(beta)New!
- support FTDI chips
- Baud rate (1200 - 115200 bps)
- Data bits, Parity Check, Stop bits, flow control, break options(not support in CDC-ACM)
- Display in character/decimal/hex notation.
- send a result by e-mail
- send/receive Linefeed code(CR/LF/CR+LF)
- font size option

You can connect Android to Arduino UNO.
And if you have an FTDI USB-Serial adapter(FT232RL), any microcomputers can be connect to Android by using this application.

Connection Examples
Android--Arduino UNO

Android--[USB-Serial Adapter]--Microcomputer

USB-Serial adapter
Sparkfun - FTDI Basic Breakout

support FTDI chips
- FT232RL
- FT230X

FAQ
Q: Why my phone/tablet(Android 3.1 or upper) is incompatible?
A: Maybe, your phone/tablet does not have a USB Host API feature.

Q: But my phone/tablet supports a USB thumb drive, USB mouse and USB keyboard.
A: It's not a USB Host API. It's a Linux USB Host. Please check to see if your phone/tablet have a USB Host API.

Q: Can I get binary or source code?
A: Yes, It's open source. Please check my github page.

Q: How much max output current is?
A: smartphone type : 150 - 180mA(Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S2)
tablet type : 400mA - 500mA? (ICONIA A500, Nexus 7)

Github
Frontend
https://github.com/ksksue/Android-USB-Serial-Monitor-Lite

Library
https://github.com/ksksue/FTDriver

Contact
TwitterID: @ksksue

Recent changes:
1.1.7
-bug fix

1.1.6
- Show a title bar(cannot select a menu button on a Nexus 7)

1.1.5
- Added a Word List menu.
- Added a Typeface Setting.
- Move a "Linefeed Code Setting" from a "Display Settings" to a "Serial Settings".
- Added any bigger font size.
- Hide a title bar on ICS or higher.(not on Honeycomb)

1.1.3
- Added CloseDevice menu
(Arun's pull request on github. thanks to Arun)

old changelog
http://bit.ly/usbserial_changelog
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About USB Serial Monitor Lite
It's a very simple USB-Serial Monitor.

* I tested CDC-ACM with Arduino UNO, MEGA, mbed.
test report : NXP LPC1769(thanks to mark)
When you connect a CDC-ACM device to Android, please select Menu -> Open Device.
If you have checked operation, please send me message.
e-mail:[email protected]

Feature
- support CDC-ACM protocol(Arduino, mbed, PSoC etc.)(beta)New!
- support FTDI chips
- Baud rate (1200 - 115200 bps)
- Data bits, Parity Check, Stop bits, flow control, break options(not support in CDC-ACM)
- Display in character/decimal/hex notation.
- send a result by e-mail
- send/receive Linefeed code(CR/LF/CR+LF)
- font size option

You can connect Android to Arduino UNO.
And if you have an FTDI USB-Serial adapter(FT232RL), any microcomputers can be connect to Android by using this application.

Connection Examples
Android--Arduino UNO

Android--[USB-Serial Adapter]--Microcomputer

USB-Serial adapter
Sparkfun - FTDI Basic Breakout

support FTDI chips
- FT232RL
- FT230X

FAQ
Q: Why my phone/tablet(Android 3.1 or upper) is incompatible?
A: Maybe, your phone/tablet does not have a USB Host API feature.

Q: But my phone/tablet supports a USB thumb drive, USB mouse and USB keyboard.
A: It's not a USB Host API. It's a Linux USB Host. Please check to see if your phone/tablet have a USB Host API.

Q: Can I get binary or source code?
A: Yes, It's open source. Please check my github page.

Q: How much max output current is?
A: smartphone type : 150 - 180mA(Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S2)
tablet type : 400mA - 500mA? (ICONIA A500, Nexus 7)

Github
Frontend
https://github.com/ksksue/Android-USB-Serial-Monitor-Lite

Library
https://github.com/ksksue/FTDriver

Contact
TwitterID: @ksksue

Recent changes:
1.1.7
-bug fix

1.1.6
- Show a title bar(cannot select a menu button on a Nexus 7)

1.1.5
- Added a Word List menu.
- Added a Typeface Setting.
- Move a "Linefeed Code Setting" from a "Display Settings" to a "Serial Settings".
- Added any bigger font size.
- Hide a title bar on ICS or higher.(not on Honeycomb)

1.1.3
- Added CloseDevice menu
(Arun's pull request on github. thanks to Arun)

old changelog
http://bit.ly/usbserial_changelog

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A Google User
Aug 4, 2014
Nice app Thanks for the awesome library.. Way to go
A Google User
Mar 23, 2014
Open source! Thanks a lot for the open source solution.
A Google User
Feb 10, 2014
Nice features, very good, but too small buffer I was looking for an Android app to monitor my wireless arduinos (panstamps) activities. I tried a few, and this one is the best of the pack : the ability to send the buffer by email is very nice, and its ability to start automatically when connecting the USB device is very good as well. The only annoying fact is that the buffer is limited to about 5kBytes, and there is no way to increase it. This means I frequently interesting data. I wish I could extend it at least tenfold. (what's a 64kB email nowadays ?)
A Google User
Jan 7, 2014
It works! tested on CDC/ACM with Microchip PIC32MX.
A Google User
Dec 22, 2013
Works Plugged in to my Polaroid Tablet. Checked coms by shorting pin 2 and 3 and it certainly only returned the coms when there was a short. Would be nice to have more then just ASCII strings. Binary Decimal hexadecimal would be nice too as well as alternative ways to view the data received for us electronics tinkerers.