RS232 Analyser - Screenshots of the program, export and a report

Insights and pictures of ComTrace RS232 Analyser

Here we want to give you a general overview for the most important application windows of ComTrace.

Find more details in the user manual that is available in the download area.




Main window

Here in the picture you can see the main screen of the application in English language (selectable GERMAN or ENGLISH). In the following screenshots we have chosen a light skin of the application for clarity.

This main window contains the menu/icon control, the data grid for displaying the data and the control center with the fields "DISPLAY","TRIGGER" and "RECORDER", "VIEW", "CHARACTER", "TIME", "LIVE PORT SETTINGS"


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Data view

To display the data, there are several modes, char sets and some kinds of timestamps available. Below there is a screenshot for each view type of "VERTICAL FULL", "DATA ONLY" and "DUMP" mode.


VERTICAL FULL - All signal and data lines in one view similiar to an ECG or oscilloscope.

ComTrace RS232 Analyzer - Vertical full view


DATAONLY - Only data in a compressed format for USASCII, EBCDIC, HEX, DEC, OCT, BIN.

ComTrace RS232 Analyzer - Data only view


DUMP - Only data but divided into combinations like "USASCII - HEX" or "EBCDIC - BIN" for example.

ComTrace RS232 Analyzer - Data dump view


Control center

Recorder - START and STOP the recording or stop the recording by pressing PAUSE.

View - Select the display mode (vertical with signals, data only, data dump, with/without control indicator).

Character - character representation in ASCII, EBCDIC, HEX, BIN, DEC.

Time - Time stamp format (absolute, relative or delta time).

Live Port | Settings - Display of data and signals during recording (live) or analysis of recorded data, as well as setting of baud rate, data bits, stop bits and parity bits.

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TRIGGER - Set up to 255 triggers of  type START, STOP or INACTIVITY. These can be serialized as sequences. Therewith you can start and stop your recording under  certain conditions to react exactly on specific events and data. So you optimize usage of the available recording volume.

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Statistics and Status Line

Here ComTrace displays details of the selected or just received event.

Load display (CURRENT/SPITCH/QUALITY) of the interface and the totals of the recorded data and errors.

This gives you an insight into the quality and error rate of the connection during recording. This saves time during troubleshooting and unnecessarily long recordings when the basic quality of the connection is missing.

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Create expressive reports with header information, e.g. mission location, customer or lab order.

The view you selected in ComTrace will be used for this report. The header information can be saved via the environment settings for each mission to be used again later.

 ComTrace RS232 Analyzer - Reporting



Simple and effective: The export in ComTrace to CSV or RAW. Select what and how much data you want to get in your export.

The CSV file can directly be opened in Excel to execute more filtering and analyzing there.

ComTrace RS232 Analyzer - Export control


ComTrace RS232 Analyzer - Export to Excel or CSV 


For further questions we always give you a hand. Pleased to hear from you...