i have this old electronic machine. it embeds a certain device connected to the main board with this connector below
i beleive it is COM Serial communication. i want to sniff what is being exchanged between this host device and this embedded peripheral
what i had in mind was to insert some sort of listener between the two (man-in-the-middle so to speak)
i was thinking of using the bus pirate or a similar device, but my problem right now is that : * radiospare has too many references for me to find the exact corresponding the connectors (i need both male and female). i know it has 8 pins and it is rather small. i would bet it is somehow standard (meaning the manufacturer has probably bought such somehow standard connectors instead of designing such connectors only for this device)
- connectors are too small for me to manage to solder stuff myself (besides i have too big fingers and i am too dangerous with a soldering iron :))
do you guys recognize such connectors ? would you have an alternative idea for me to sniff the data being exchanged ?