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Mote-PC Serial Communication

The receivers receive packets from senders and pass them on to the serial port. Tinyos provides two java tools ( "Listen" and "MsgReader" ) to print the messages on the PC console.

node1-2:~# java net.tinyos.tools.Listen -comm serial@/dev/ttyUSB0:telosb

The Listen tool receives the packets and prints the raw packets to the PC console. Output should look something like this:

 
node1-2:/opt/tinyos-2.1.0/apps/BaseStation# java net.tinyos.tools.Listen -comm serial@/dev/ttyUSB0:telosb
serial@/dev/ttyUSB0:115200: resynchronising
00 FF FF 00 01 04 00 06 00 01 00 4E 
00 FF FF 00 01 04 00 06 00 01 00 4F 
00 FF FF 00 01 04 00 06 00 01 00 50 
00 FF FF 00 01 04 00 06 00 01 00 51 
00 FF FF 00 01 04 00 06 00 01 00 52 
00 FF FF 00 01 04 00 06 00 01 00 53 
00 FF FF 00 01 04 00 06 00 01 00 54 
00 FF FF 00 01 04 00 06 00 01 00 55 
00 FF FF 00 01 04 00 06 00 01 00 56 
00 FF FF 00 01 04 00 06 00 01 00 57 
00 FF FF 00 01 04 00 06 00 01 00 58 
00 FF FF 00 01 04 00 06 00 01 00 59 
00 FF FF 00 01 04 00 06 00 01 00 5A 
00 FF FF 00 01 04 00 06 00 01 00 5B 

MsgReader is a better alternative to Listen. The MsgReader class takes a java message class (provided by the user) as an argument. It prints the packet structure defined by the java message class on the console.

node1-2:~# java net.tinyos.tools.MsgReader -comm serial@/dev/ttyUSB0:telosb BlinkToRadioMsg

We see the output like this:

1152232617609: Message
  [nodeid=0x2]
  [counter=0x1049]

1152232617609: Message
  [nodeid=0x2]
  [counter=0x104a]

1152232617609: Message
  [nodeid=0x2]
  [counter=0x104b]

1152232617621: Message
  [nodeid=0x2]
  [counter=0x104c]

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