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Can RS485 be considered a multi-master bus?

There are some electrical specifications specifically designed for multi-master protocols such as CAN, I2C, 1-Wire, etc. which are classified under CSMA/CD networks. However, RS485 has a push pull ...
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i2c multi master “undefined conditions”

I have read the I2C bus specification and don't quite understand the limitations of a multi master I2C bus mentioned on page 10: https://www.nxp.com/docs/en/user-guide/UM10204.pdf One the one hand ...
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Bus mastering VS Bus arbitration [closed]

If there are multiple bus masters possible in a bus architecture then is it certain that 'Bus arbitration' will take place before a master gets hold of the bus control or is it possible that bus ...
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Multiple slaves with identical address on multi-master I2C bus [duplicate]

I'm planning a hardware design, where I have a main board and multiple peripheral boards. On each of these boards is a microcontroller with I2C, which is the communication bus for the boards. The same ...
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Does the STOP condition have any meaning on a single master I2C system?

I'm currently working on rewriting some of the code on my I2C driver, and I'm trying to figure out the exact purpose of the STOP condition. I believe that on a multi-master system, once a START ...
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I2C SoC explicitly not multimaster

While reading the guide of a chip I'm about to take in use (Intel Edison), I noticed the SoC is specifically not supporting multi-master. The SoC is always I2C master, it does not support ...
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How does multimaster I2C work and its significance?

I am fine with I2C basic communication and implementation? Need info on Multimaster mode of I2C How does multi master I2C work? Advantages over I2C single Master? In what circumstances this multi ...
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On multi master i2c bus how to determine which device is the master of the bus?

On a multimaster i2c bus, how to determine which device started the transfer? update (from comments made below by the O.P.) : I am trying to make sense of http://www.i2c-bus.org/serial-resistances-...