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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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Serial (UART) communication

I just have a few general questions that those with more experience could easily answer. I am working with an arduino, and interfacing with various devices such as the PC that I use to write the ...
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Is it possible to send characters through serial to go up a line on the console window?

I think it is possible due to how I can run vi straight from my serial port looking via TeraTerm. There, I can edit some text, go to the next line, then come back and edit the first line! How do they ...
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MSP430 serial communication failing in cold weather

I have a product using the MSP430 microprocessor, which has been selling for a couple years now. One of the MSP430's jobs is to communicate over async serial to a low-power radio. With the onset of ...
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Computer to Arduino Interface Options

I need to send 800 bytes of data from a computer to an arduino board every 20ms (approximately). I began with the serial library which works nicely but it is too slow even at its highest rate (115200 ...
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How to interface a Blackberry Torch with a serial device?

I have a Blackberry Torch that needs to send 10 bytes per second to a serial device. The serial device will probably be a basic stamp 2 or other microcontroller. The Blackberry does not need to ...
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Problems with CDC Device Class

I'm using the Microchip 16-bit 28-pin starter board and the USB communication with the PC keeps breaking. There are two microprocessors on the board. The application processor communicates to the USB ...
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Set RS232 port options from MacOS X CLI

Does anybody know the magic command to set baud rate, parity, flow control, etc. for an RS-232 port on the MacOS X CLI?
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Serial newbie: why can't I just hook the wires up?

I'm trying to transmit from an ATtiny85 to a PC using Arduino-esque code over a USB-Serial converter without understanding very much of anything. I was shocked and appalled that it did not work. I ...
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Serial EEPROM with FAT

Is it possible to format an SPI EEPROM (such as AT24C128) to be used as an SD card? So format it with FAT 32 and have a 16MB drive appear in windows? Thanks
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how to find NTE part numbers

Can you please tell me how to find part number of the particular chip. I was trying to find max232 chip locally, and I have been told that I need to provide NTE part number. I searched google, but ...
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Need to purchase a Serial port that can be soldered to a motherboard [closed]

All I can find are adapters and gender changers. Where can I find one with actual leads I can solder?
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Serial nested if statements (Not working)

I have been trying to get this to work for a few days. What i have at the moment is TouchOSC installed on my Iphone sending commands to a processing program, which in turn simplify's them and sends ...
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What is the most popular embedded serial bus? [closed]

I'm designing an embedded device that I would like to make interoperable with third party peripherals through a serial bus. Should I choose SPI, I²C, or some other bus? The peripherals will be ...
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Unit testing AVR assembly language

How do you unit test your assembly code? I'm working on a serial servo controller as part of a hexapod robot project and the code has got to the point where it's becoming complicated ;) Anyway, I'm ...
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3pi Robot with Bluetooth

I want to use bluetooth to grab the info off my 3pi rather then have it display on the small LCD. Pololu provides a lib for serial communication. I'm wondering what the best bluetooth/serial module ...