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ZOC

Terminal Emulator and Telnet/SSH Client. Serial port interface. Commercial. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.emtec.com/zoc/index.html

Zterm

Can edit HDD/SDD disk devices or partitions in raw up to exabyte sizes, but tested only to 1 PetaByte files :-). Macintosh OS X (Intel only), and Linux.

http://www.dalverson.com/zterm/

CoolTerm

Free terminal for serial ports. Supports standard and Hex display. Basic AppleScript support added in version 1.4.0. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://freeware.the-meiers.org

MacWise

MacWise allows a Macintosh to be used as a terminal – connected to a host computer directly, by modem, local area network or over the Internet with telnet or ssh secure shell. The emulators support video attributes such as dim, reverse, underline, 132-column modes, protected fields and graphic characters sent from the host computer, as well as enhanced Viewpoint mode.

Macintosh OS X only.

http://macwise.com/

SerialPortX

Scripting Addition to allow access to serial ports (data and control lines). Includes several examples. Free. Macintosh OS X only.

http://alteredhorizons.capnix.com/MacSoft.html

TermKit alpha

TermKit is a re-imagined next generation Terminal and a set of unix tools that try to bridge the gap between CLI and GUI. The app can display and manipulate any kind of content a modern HTML5 browser can handle. Macintosh OS X (Intel only), and Linux.

http://mac-and-i.blogspot.com/2011/05/termkit-next-generation-terminal-and.html

AVR Tools

A GUI for AVR Dude. Also includes a terminal for serial port communications. Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.w7ay.net/site/Applications/AVR%20Tools/index.html

goSerial

Free and easy serial port interface. Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.furrysoft.de/?page=goserial

PuTTY

If you are a die-hard PuTTY fan, here are instructions for building it on OS X. Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.dotresults.com/2009/10/28/how-to-install-putty-on-os-x/

dataComet

Terminal Emulator and Telnet/SSH Client. Serial port interface. Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.databeast.com/

SecureCRT

Terminal Emulator and Telnet/SSH Client. Serial port interface. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.vandyke.com/products/securecrt/mac_osx.html

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Introduction to FTDI bitbang mode

Tutorial for using the FTDI bit bang mode. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://hackaday.com/2009/09/22/introduction-to-ftdi-bitbang-mode/

On this page you will find a link to a RealStudio class for FTDI’s D2XX driver to use bit bang mode.

Serial Tools

It includes a basic Terminal Emulator, a Protocol Analyzer and a serial port monitor to watch for connections and removals of serial ports. Allows control of  RTS and DTR. A Raw mode that displays ASCII control characters (less than 0x20 or greater or equal to 0x7f) will be printed as two hex digits in between angle brackets. Free. Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.w7ay.net/site/Applications/Serial%20Tools/index.html

This is also now available on the App Store as SerialTools (no space).

SyncTERM

Open source. Telnet, RLogin, SSH, RAW, modem, and direct serial connections. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, and Windows.

http://syncterm.bbsdev.net/

FTDI drivers for Python

Macintosh OSX, Linux, and Windows.

http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pyftdi/0.5.0

Terminal & Serial Port Programs for iOS

Get Console

A hardware RS-232 to iPhone/iPad connector adapter with software. iPhone and iPad.

http://www.get-console.com/

RS-232 App for iPhone using audio port (transmit only)

Uses simple circuit on audio connector. 1200 to 19,200 baud. iPhone only.

Search AppStore for RS-232

Redpark Serial Cables

Redpark makes a family of serial cables and a SDK for developing products with RS-232 serial I/O in the iPhone/iPad.

http://www.redpark.com/c2db9.html

Catalog:

http://redpark.myshopify.com/collections/all

Hardware

NXP’s LPCXpressoLPCXpresso1.html

SigmaTerm   

SSH, Telnet, RLOGIN, and serial. Emulates ANSI, VT100, VT102, VT220, VT220-8, VT320, VT320-8, VT420, Linux Console, SCO-ANSI, IBM 3101, 3151, TeleVideo 925, 950, WYSE, XTerm-color. Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.sigmaterm.com/

C-Kermit

Open source. Telnet, RLogin, SSH, RAW, modem, and direct serial connections. Includes its own scripting language. Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, AIX, AIX with gcc, Solaris 10 with cc, Solaris 10 with gcc, irix63, and Windows.

http://www.kermitproject.org/

oTerminal

An universal terminal program for ethernet communication via TCP/IP. Support for ASCII, Hex, and binary formats. Available from Apple's App Store. Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.opticpro.nl/OpticPro/_..oTerminal.html

Microchip (Roving Networks) RN-370

AAA Battery powered Wi-Fi serial Adapter. Supports many protocols.

http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/AppNotes/App-Serial-Adapter-HTTP-Client.pdf

UARTCom

Macintosh OS X only.

Available from the Mac App Store

Best Emulation Lite

Macintosh OS X only.

Available from the Mac App Store

iUARTAssistant

Macintosh OS X only.

Available from the Mac App Store

iSerialTerm

Single consol. Macintosh OS X only.

Available from the Mac App Store

Spider Serial Terminal

On App Store. Macintosh OS X only.

Support: http://www.spider-e.com/support/

Serial

Terminal emulation, download protocols, advanced serial port naming. Macintosh OS X only.

https://www.decisivetactics.com/products/serial/

iSerialTerm Pro

Multiple ports may be open. Macintosh OS X only.

Available from the Mac App Store

SerialPort

ASCII and HEX support. Many languages supported. $4.99 on App Store. Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.linber.cn/?p=128

MicroMate

Supports non-standard baud rates (if hardware supports). Includes HEX display. $6.99 on App Store. Macintosh OS X only.

http://krewse.de/micromate/