DataBoy is an
RS-232 data scope that runs on a Game Boy. This type of instrument is also
known as a serial line monitor or protocol analyzer. DataBoy
consists of a cartridge that plugs into a standard Game Boy Color, Game Boy
Advance, or Game Boy Advance SP console, converting the Game Boy into a
useful engineering/troubleshooting tool.
- Setup page allows
selectable baud rate, data bits, parity, and stop bits. Power-on
default settings can be set by user.
- Captures and
displays RS-232 asynchronous serial data traffic on RXD and TXD lines
- ASCII and
hexadecimal display modes.
- Freeze mode allows
review of data captured in buffer.
- Color LCD display.
16 rows of 20 characters are used to display alternating rows of RXD
and TXD data in two distinct colors.
- Error status
indicators (parity, framing, break).
- Line status page
shows updated state of signal lines using simulated red/green LEDs.
- DIP switches allow
user to assert an active high RS-232 level on DTR, DSR, CTS, RTS signals.
- Record serial data
into flash memory for playback (DataBoy
- Time-stamps (DataBoy Plus).
- Multi-drop mode is
compatible with gaming industry 9-bit SAS protocol and Raymarine SeaTalk
protocol (DataBoy Plus).
- Upload captured data
to a PC.
- Help screens explain
how to use the instrument.
- Field upgradable
- Comes with a 5'
ribbon cable with male and female DB9 connectors.
Test Drive (DataBoy
Why Game Boy?
Game Boy Color vs. Game Boy Advance
Users' Manual (191K PDF)
Printable Flyer (82K PDF)
website is maintained by Yosuf Taraki.
Last updated on September 29, 2012.
Disclaimer: Game Boy is a trademark of Nintendo Corporation. DataBoy is a product of Micro Contraptions, and is not
licensed by or associated with Nintendo Corporation.