Utilite2: Android: Serial console connection

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Overview

By default, the serial console provides access to

  • kernel console
  • bootloader command line interface

Routing configuration

The serial console is routed, via serial to USB converter, to (P7) micro-USB jack, and is multiplexed with USB OTG.
E1 jumper inside Utilite2 device selects (P7) micro-USB jack function:

  • open - USB OTG (default)
  • closed - serial console

The line speed is pre-set to 115200 bps.

Software configuration

Below provided directions for configuring PuTTY (or its fork project KiTTY).
Notice, on Ubuntu Linux, the user running PuTTY might be required to belong to dialout user group.

  • Launch PuTTY.
  • Change the Connection type to Serial.
  • Set the following configuration options:
    • Serial line
    • Speed

PuTTY-1-options.jpg

  • From the Connection menu on the left, select Serial
  • Select a serial line:
    Select a serial line associated with the connected device, which most probably will not be COM1.
  • Configure the serial line:
    • Speed (baud): 115200
    • Data bits: 8
    • Stop bits: 1
    • Parity: none
    • Flow control: none

PuTTY-2-config.jpg

  • Click Open.


At this point PuTTY is configured, its terminal should display the serial console.

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