SerialGhost Module TimeKeeper
The SerialGhost Module TimeKeeper is a serial and RS-232 logging module available as break-out board, with an integrated time-stamping module. It can acquire data from a single serial data source, or tap onto a bi-directional serial bus. The SerialGhost can operate as USB flash memory for easy access to logged data.
Logs asynchronous serial transmission (RS-232 compatible)
Baud rates up to 115200 bps
Logs 2 streams simultaneously (RX and TX)
Modular form-factor with terminal block connectors
Time and date stamping
Built-in battery (for real-time clock)
8 gigabytes internal memory (industrial grade)
Operates as a USB flash drive
No software or drivers required, Windows, Linux, and Mac compatible
Dual power: +5V (USB) or +9V...+24V DC (terminal connector)
Integrated step-down switching power supply
USB cable bundled
Data logging made simple
The SerialGhost Module TimeKeeper is a modular asynchronous serial logger, capable of recording RS-232 data streams from devices like printers, terminals, keyboards, mice, barcode scanners etc. Connect the device either to a single serial source, or in-line on a serial bus. Connect +5V through USB or +9V...+24V DC power through the terminal connector. The SerialGhost Module TimeKeeper will immediately start logging all data available on the bus, both upstream and downstream (RX and TX). No software or drivers are required.
To view the recorded data, the SerialGhost Module TimeKeeper may be switched to flash drive mode. Connect to a computer using a USB-B cable, short the MODE pin to GND, and the SerialGhost Module will pop up as a removable drive, containing a file with logged data. The log file will be interleaved with time and date-stamps. The flash drive may also be used to configure the device, such as baudrate, parity bits, start/stop bits, etc.
Date and time-stamping
The built-in real-time clock will keep track of the time and date independent if the computer is turned on or not. This is possible thanks to the internal battery, with a guaranteed lifetime of over 7 years. Time and date stamps will get inserted in the log file while the logger is capturing data.