User:Uli/Serial port latency testing
This describes how to determine the receive latency of a serial port, using a loopback cable. It is assumed that the serial port to be tested is connected through a USB-to-serial converter to a USB port on the same system. The receiving serial port is called /dev/ttySC1.
Make sure the python-serial package is installed. Run this Python script:
#!/usr/bin/python import time import serial ser_in = serial.Serial('/dev/ttySC1', 921600) ser_out = serial.Serial('/dev/ttyUSB0', 921600) ser_out.write('a') t1 = time.time() x = ser_in.read() t2 = time.time() print x,(t2-t1)*1000000
It will output the time passing between sending of a character and it being available from the receiving character device, in microseconds.