open_serial — Open a serial device.
open_serial opens a serial device. The name of the device is determined by the parameter PortName and is operating system specific. On Windows machines, 'COM1'-'COM4' is typically used, while on Unix-like systems the serial devices usually are named '/dev/tty*'. The parameters of the serial device, e.g., its speed or number of data bits, are set to the system default values for the respective device after the device has been opened. They can be set or changed by calling set_serial_param.
Name of the serial port.
Default value: 'COM1'
Suggested values: 'COM1', 'COM2', 'COM3', 'COM4', '/dev/ttya', '/dev/ttyb', '/dev/tty00', '/dev/tty01', '/dev/ttyd1', '/dev/ttyd2', '/dev/cua0', '/dev/cua1'
Serial interface handle.
If the parameters are correct and the device could be opened, the operator open_serial returns the value 2 (H_MSG_TRUE). Otherwise an exception is raised.
set_serial_param, read_serial, write_serial, close_serial
set_serial_param, get_serial_param, open_file