Appendix E

Using a Host Terminal Emulator

E.1. Introducing Host Terminal Applications

A terminal emulator allows a host computer to send or receive data from another computer, through a variety of links. Terminal emulators simply take the form of a software package running on the host computer which creates a screen image on the computer screen, through which settings can be selected. It then provides a context for data transfer, using the host computer keyboard for data input. Such a terminal is particularly useful for displaying messages from the mbed to a computer screen. It can become a very useful tool for user interfacing and software debugging. For example, status or error messages can be embedded into a program running on the mbed, and transferred ...

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