Creating a virtual serial port on OS X Mavericks

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mysteryduck, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. mysteryduck macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2014
    Hey there,

    I'm attempting to create a virtual serial port connection to enable communication between Matlab and another program (Testbench) on the same computer.

    I have successfully used to create a port pair and I can use Terminal commands to talk between them.

    Testbench is able to detect the virtual ports but Matlab is not. Apparently this may be due to the virtual ports not being tty.* or cu.* My newly created virtual ports lack the '.'

    I found this fix,

    I am unable to test this solution and see if it works since after talking to Apple's Support people, it seems Mavericks no longer has the ability to create a fake RS-232 port.

    If anyone can make this work or suggest an alternative fix, it would be greatly appreciated :)
  2. wprinz macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2014

    I have been in vain trying to do what you can do: create a virtual serial port and connect it (same computer) to testBench (emotiv eeg software). I tried Virtualserialport (from the same web site you mention) and it does not work for me. I am using Mountain Lion. What did it work with? Maybe an earlier OSX? I have been trying to download the source code to try to recompile it, but so far have not be able to. Any hints would be appreciated.

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