Virtual Serial Port - COM port pinout

What is a serial connection?

A 'serial connection' is a term utilized as a part of the media communications field that alludes to a strategy for sending information one piece at any given moment over a PC transport or correspondence line. Invalid modem links are utilized to make an immediate association between two serial gadgets, invalidating the requirement for a modem or other correspondence gear.


Serial cables are utilized to associate serial gadgets through their COM ports. Fluctuating sorts of serial ports require diverse serial connectors to work accurately.

Setting signal lines pinout with Serial Port Emulator

Serial Port Emulator is an expert review programming apparatus that empowers the client to set custom serial port pinouts. This manages extraordinary adaptability to serial correspondence framework engineers. Administration of flag line pinouts can be refined by utilizing custom COM port pinout presets or depending on the standard pinout design.


Three choices are accessible for setting signal lines pinout:

  • Standard pinout preset scheme:
  • Loopback mode pinout preset scheme:
  • Custom serial connector pinout

Serial port communications require the utilization of two particular kinds of gadgets. Information Terminal Equipment (DTE) is typically a PC that controls a serial association and fits a male serial port connector. The DTE works in conjunction with a bit of Data Circuit-ending Equipment (DCE, for example, a modem that has a female COM port connector.


Find more information about serial port pinout and signal lines used to send data using the RS-232 protocol.