Two devices, a and b, talk to each other with a serial port. I want to log the data. So my plan is to have a PC with 2 com ports, one connected to a the other to b, and have data logging software "patch" both com ports together, so whenever data comes in on port #1, it goes out port #2, and vice-versa. That way devices a and b will continue to talk together and function, and I can capture the data to see that it's correct.
To use your serial port software, do I need an actual RS232 port on my machine or use a USB to RS232 converter?
If this USB to RS232 converter comes with a sriver that will create a virtual serial port on the computer (most converters do it), then yes, you can use our software with an USB to RS232 converter.