RS422/RS485 Communication Topologies and the Versa-Tap RS422/RS485 Sniffer

Full Duplex 4-wire RS422/RS485 Point to Point Connection The simplest and most common RS422/RS485 interface is the 4-wire full-duplex point to point connection shown below. With this signaling arrangement, communication is functionally similar to that of RS232 with the improved performance provided by differential signaling.   Full-Duplex Point to Point Connection   Half Duplex 2-wire…

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Why an RS232 Monitor Will Make Your Job Easier

Monitoring a serial port device’s activity or checking the amount of data sent and received between a computer and a serial port often remains exceedingly difficult. However, an RS232 serial port monitor empowers developers to evaluate, display, log and analyze all serial port activity with ease. Ultimately, an RS232 monitor can make a developer’s job…

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RS232 to RS422/485 Conversion Cable Connection Requires No External Electronics or Power

In many cases where an RS232 to RS422/RS485 connection is required it is possible to perform the signaling conversion without an external adapter and power supply using the interface connections shown below. Why does this work? This arrangement provides connections that effectively satisfy the voltage level requirements of the RS232 and RS422/RS485 receivers for the…

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RS232 to RS422/485 Conversion

RS232, RS422 and RS485 are simple asynchronous serial protocols used in a wide range of commercial, industrial, and military applications. All three use the same basic logical protocol, but vary in their physical implementation, i.e., voltage levels and signaling. Since both protocols are commonly used for the same or similar applications, it is often desirable…

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3 Things You Need to Know About Handshake Lines – RS232

Ready to optimize the value of your RS232 monitoring hardware? You’ll first need to learn about RS232 handshaking – because with the best handshaking hardware, you’ll have no trouble managing the flow of data across equipment using a serial connection. RS232 handshaking, also known as “flow control,” serves as a viable option for hardware prototyping,…

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RS232 9 Pin Pinout: Here’s What You Need to Know

Looking for a way to transmit data from one device to another quickly and securely? Thanks to RS232 serial port monitoring hardware, you should have no trouble capturing data and overcoming many of the latency and time-tagging problems commonly associated with traditional dual COM port monitoring solutions. RS232 serial port monitoring hardware stands out for…

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RS485 Uses (Infographic)

  RS485 provides engineers and technicians with the ability to overcome latency and time-tagging issues commonly associated with traditional dual COM port monitoring solutions.   Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to www.stratusengineering.com with this graphic.</strong></p><br /> <p><a href=’ https://www.stratusengineering.com/rs485-uses-infographic/’><img src=’https://www.stratusengineering.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/rsz_stratus_engineering_infographic-rs485.jpg’ alt=’RS485 Uses Infographic’ width=’540px’ border=’0′ /></a></p><br /> <p> RS232, RS422, and…

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What Is a Serial Port Monitor? Here’s What You Need to Know

A serial port monitor delivers a system utility for RS232/422/485 COM ports monitoring that tracks, displays, logs and analyzes all serial port activity in a system. Thus, it offers an ideal solution for those who want to identify problems that may arise during application or driver development. Although many serial port monitors are available, not…

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5 Common Serial Port Problems You Need to Know About

Serial Port Issues (And Solutions) Even a minor serial port problem can become a major issue. And without the skills and know-how to identify and resolve a serial port problem, a business could suffer due to ineffective serial connections. Here’s a closer look at five common serial port problems, along with ways to resolve such…

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Versa-Tap RS422 Uses (Infographic)

Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to http:www.stratusengineering.com with this graphic.</strong></p><br /><br /><br /> <p><a href=’ https://www.stratusengineering.com/versa-tap-rs422-uses/’><img src=’rsz_stratus_engineering_infographic-versa-tap_rs422_1.jpg’ alt=’Versa-Tap RS422 Uses’ width=’540px’ border=’0′ /></a></p><br /><br /><br /> <p> The Stratus Engineering Versa-Tap hardware module RS422 sniffer empowers engineers from companies of all sizes across a variety of industries, providing them with a…

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