I have created a measurement instrument with Arduino Nano. It works as intended (now after a lot of work )
The arduino sends the data to the PC via the serial hardware interface and the FTDI converter.
With Arduino Terminal and with Hyperterminal it all works fine.
Now I have found a PC program (SerialComInstruments), which can display data from the Arduino on graphical analog and digital instruments / meters. The data from the Arduino has to be a specific string for the PC program to deceipher it. Supposedly, this PC program works with Arduino.
Now when I hit the connect button in that PC program, then the Arduino hangs up. As much as it looks like, it does not continue to execute the program. Off course, I cannot tell for sure, because the arduino is not in debug mode at that time.
Only disconnecting the USB cable and a power up reset will bring the arduino back.
The arduino is only sending to the PC via serial, it does not expect anything from the PC via serial.
Supposedly, when the Arduino detects something on the serial interface, it goes through a reset. If that is the case, it would not completely execute the reset, but stop midway.
I'm happy for suggestions / ideas.
The reason why I chose SerialComInstruments is because it's darn simple to use. It took me 2h until I had what I wanted. So using another visualisation program is an option, but I don't want to spend days to work myself into it and weeks to make it work.
Thanks in advance + BR