I am using an Atmega16 board http://roboshop.nextsapiens.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=55
for serial communication.
The board has Max232 for voltage level correction. I have correctly connected the Rx and Tx ports of the DB-9 connector with those of Max232. The baud rate settings on both the micro controller and terminal is 9600 operating at 2 Mhz.
I am getting the following erroneous situation as depicted in the following image:http://i.stack.imgur.com/dmnJo.png
The settings on terminal are:
Data bits: 8
Stop bits: 1
Baud rate: 9600