In serial communication data is transmitted as a sequence in time. Main advantage: much less wires needed. Main disadvantage: Higher bandwidth for the same throughput.

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Arduino - receive Ethernet W5100 signal to multiple arduinos

I'm after doing a device in which I'll use 4 AtMega328 chips; Since they'll all be mounted on the same PCB, and I need an ethernet connection for them, I was wondering if there's a way to share the ...
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STM VCP USB_BUSY?

I am using STM32 VCP firmware, and I am sending data to my PC application If i did not open my serial port in PC, and my firmware keep on sending the data it will cause USB_BUSY to happen, (i think ...
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AVR USART sending garbage

I'm trying to make an ATMega328P to send serial data to my computer and print onto Putty using an arduino board to do the USB to serial conversions. The data that's printed, however is garbage data. ...
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Micro controller serial communication question

Im relatively new to micros and have a conundrum. My senior project involves using a touch screen and xbee modules for wireless communication. My question is, since both of them require serial ...
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1-Wire Serial communication to standard RX/TX Serial ports in microcontrollers

I just want to start by saying that I'm relatively new to electrical engineering in general, so if I sound absolutely retarded please bear with me. As part of a learning project I'm working with a ...
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Arduino Serial buffer [migrated]

I am trying to write one code that takes data from serial ie. 0x4E, 0x20, 0x--, ...
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Connecting GSM SIM900A module with Ardunio

I have bought an SIM900A Mini V4 GSM module. Here is the module, I want to configure with arduino to send and receive SMS. Do I have to connect TXD of this module--Tx of Arduino & RXD of this ...
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RS232 Splitter Capable of Transmitting/Receiving data to one device and only Transmitting to another

I was wondering if it is possible to have a RS232 splitter that is able to split the data into two RS232 connections, and allow for one of the connects to still be able to transmit data back through ...
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Can a USB 5v 0.5A powered pcb sent data to a 3,5 mm jack using a 2nd usb port via usb-to-3,5mm converter wire?

I am designing a MCU for a device that is powered by USB. This device needs to send simple serial commands to an 3.5mm stereo port on a monitor. The wanted to use USB-to-3.5mm jack converter wire, ...
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Sending message in the GSM module v4

I got a GSM module v4. It has SIM900A IC. I tried to send SMS by using arduino uno. This is my code. void setup() { Serial.begin(9600); Serial.print("AT+CMGF=1\r"); delay(1000); ...
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nRF8001 DevKit usage with FPGA and Embedded Linux

I would like to develop an application with Nordic's nRF8001 DevKit. The master emulator of this kit is an USB Dongle and it is originally meant for PC connection. My final goal for the project is to ...
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Arduino's Serial Monitor Showing Constant Value [migrated]

I have a breadboard Arduino; made with ATMega328PU and a UART connector using a CT2102 breakout board. With the help of this site I created a simple IR sensor, now the problem is that in the Serial ...
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libmodbus trouble with reading from slave

I have the following code for connection to a temperature sensor as my slave using the libmodbus library in C, ...
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How to interpret complex commands from serial with arduino

In a project involving a serial communication and an Arduino I would like to use the serial interface to run multiple routines on the board. The idea is to send a unique string with tags and values ...
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Teensy + Matlab Serial Communication Problem (12Mbit/S)

Im trying to send some data from my teensy to matlab but matlab didnt even call the callback function: This is my matlab Funcion: ...
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Logic low not low enough

I'm having an issue where the "low" level being output from one device isn't low enough for the device on the other end to interpret it as such. I'm guessing I'm not the first person to have this ...
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AND gate mysteriously and ludicrously slow

I've made a 3 input AND gate from 4 NANDs in order to daisy-chain 3 motor drivers jrk 21v3 and get the current value out of them. The problem is, the command is sent OK, the driver responds OK with ...
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MCP2200 - which GPIOs for DTR, DCD, DSR and RI?

Due to the recent controversy surrounding FTDI, I'm looking for a replacement for future designs. I'm looking very hard at the MCP2200. The only thing I can't figure out is that they have several GPIO ...
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Very long transmission-line design tips

I'm designing a very long transmission line between a master node a some slaves far away connected by a bus where only 3 wires are used: - A DC power supply (24vdc) - B Digital comm - C Ground As ...
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STM VCP Driver .inf file

Where can I get the STM32 Virtual Com Port (VCP) Driver .inf file? I want to configure the driver to change the Latency Timer and Receive/Transmit buffer size, but I cant find it. I also cannot ...
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How can I make the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black talk via serial?

The BeagleBone Black is great. You plug in the USB cable to your computer and a DHCP connection is established, allowing you to ssh to the BeagleBone in seconds. Unfortunately the Raspberry Pi takes ...
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PC serial communication with FPGA

I am designing a simple 16 bit adder circuit in Digilent's Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA. The Verilog design accepts two 16 bit inputs A and B and returns the 16 bit sum C = A+B. I am ignoring carry in and ...
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FTDI cables confusion

I went to the store and asked for a FTDI cable however, I need a bit of assistance, apparently I didn't properly do my homework before shopping and I ended up with upper pic. I need an FTDI cable to ...
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Strange problem with JY-MCU (HC-06) Bluetooth module

Short explanation: data sent over the bluetooth serial does not arrive correctly to the Arduino. Yesterday I connected a JY-MCU bluetooth module to my Arduino UNO R3 to test it. I connected the TXD ...
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Using nRF8001 as a master with an FPGA

I would like to use Nordic's nRF8001 modules in Master and Slave modes and also would like to connect it with Spartan-3E FPGAs using SPI. I am considering buying the nRF8001 DevKit. I believe it is ...
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Transceivers in the field of FPGAs: When and why will we use them?

I am recently getting myself into the field of FPGA design and development, and lately I've found myself hearing a lot about transceivers. I tried searching the net for some answers about these ...
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adding fluctuations to 5V

hobbyist here, hope someone can guide me. I'm using I2C (only have 4 wires{PWR, GND, SDA, SCL}) to communicate with two exterior Circuit (Circuit A, and Circuit B, both have MCUs), which can be ...
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DMX512 packet issue (no break?)

I'm not sure if I'm reading this wrong or something, but this is a trace of the DMX packet that's coming from my USB-RS485 module then being converter to UART logic levels for my microcontroller. ...
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USB Serial Communication for STM32F401C-Discovery using Keil uVision5

I have developed a STM32f401c-disco board using Keil, and next I would want to be able to send data out (say just a "hello" string) via the serial link USB-ed back to my PC and show it (I have ...
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What are all of the pins of the Beaglebone Black Rev. C serial (debug) header?

The Beaglebone Black Rev. C has a serial debug header with 6 pins. I would like to know what each of these pins is. If numbered 1-6 starting closer to the 5v barrel connector, pin 1 is ground, pin 4 ...
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Reverse Engineer Serial Signal

This is a long post as I want to take you through all the work I've done. The TL;DR version is I've got an unknown controller for a mechanical heat pump and I'm trying to reverse engineer the signal ...
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Finding out RS232 commands from massage chair

Hey all I have a very quick question to ask about the Bus Pirate before I go ahead and order or not order it. I am looking to get the RS232 commands from a massage chair. It has an ugly, bulky "box" ...
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Reverse engineering old serial devices and cloning with Arduino

I have a piece of music equipment that uses a remote control. This remote control communicates bi-directionally with the main unit. It communicates over RS-422 protocol (mainly for the cable distance, ...
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How to get 32u4 arduino to ignore DTR for USB Serial?

32u4 based "USB Serial Ports" refuse to send data to the PC unless DTR on the PC software side is set to high. If the PC software does not set DTR to true (high?), then Serial.print() on Arduino goes ...
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Maximum cable length for 5V or 3.3V I2C, UART, or 1-wire signals over Ethernet and how to increase it?

I know similar questions have been asked before (Maximum cable length for 3.3V UART signals) but I would like to know the answer more specifically for a hobbyist. I've been experimenting connecting ...
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Possible to charge a LiPo battery with a 3.5mm headphone cable but also send/receive data?

If I have a device (Device A) that is plugged into a 120v wall outlet, and is connected to another device (Device B), that has a small LiPo battery, via a 3.5mm headphone cable (consider this a ...
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What should I do to have both the synchronous and asynchronous serial communications?

You know that ATmega32 supports Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter. with pins : RXD & TXD But it doesn't support Universal synchronous Receiver/Transmitter. with pins : RXD/TXD & ...
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Writing data over Serial comm //Arduino & MPU6050 gyro+accelerometer

I'm new to serial communication and I am just scratching the surface, therefore please bare with me. What I need to accomplish is the transfer of the gyroscope data I gather on my Arduino to ...
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Understanding timing constraints

I don't want an introductory text on timing constraints, nor an application note, an user manual, a webinar. I read them all, already, many times. The concept behind timing constraints is very easy. ...
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Convert FTDI USB signal back to serial

I have a data logger with a USB output (FTDI FT232RL) and I'm trying to get the information remotely using a XBee modem, but my problem is that I need to "convert" the USB signal back to serial to ...
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Selecting digital componentry in bulk [closed]

There are a ton of electronics retailers and suppliers on the internet, all selling components at (essentially) retail prices. But when big companies need to use digital components (batteries, ...
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smartcard and smartcard reader data transmission

I have a bunch of smartcards. I going to build a sniffer device that communicate with COM port to do MITM attack just for fun and for testing and upgrading my knowledge in this field. I appreciate if ...
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RS485 network failing on replacing SP485 chip with MAX485

I have created an RS485 communication network as shown below. {PC}->[FT232->RS485](120 ohm)<----twisted pair(2 wires)------>(120 ohm)[RS485 -> MSP430] Here PC acts as Master and sends the data ...
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STM32F10x SPI - No Clock

I'm trying to get basic SPI operation working on an STM32F107VC chip using the WaveShare Port107 development board. I'm trying to initialise SPI1 which resides on PA4-PA7. I'm attempting a simple ...
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What's the easiest way to get fast USB serial communications?

What's the easiest way to get fast USB serial communications from an Atmel SAM microcontroller? I consider fast to be faster than 1 Mb/s. In my previous projects I've used an FTDI module, but I've ...
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Board or product to drive 15 PWM/analog outputs from USB/serial connection

Ok, Let me explain: I would like to drive 15 analogs (0-12V) signal from my computer (based on user interactions/other not-so-cool stuff). This hardware has to be controlled over USB or Serial port ...
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How do I hook up an LED across the tx pin on my Atmega328?

I've built a standalone Arduino and upload sketches via this method From Arduino to a Microcontroller on a Breadboard. I would like to hook up an LED across TX like on the Arduino board, so I simply ...
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Identifying open switches in a serial circuit

I have an equipment that includes a circuit made of a bunch of NO switches arranged in serial. This circuit includes a LED that turns on when all the switches are closed. When one or more switches are ...
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Does BAFO “BF-810 USB to Serial Adapter (DB9)” supports full serial port?

Does BAFO BF-810 USB to Serial Adapter (DB9) support full serial port (hardware flow control) functionality? If not, how can I test full serial port functionality using serial port only with TX, RX?
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HC-06 Bluetooth module not responding to any AT commands

I am trying to interface with a HC-06 module but I can't talk to the module over serial. My VCC is connected to 5V (also tried 3.3V) of my Arduino Uno, and GND is connected to ground of it ...