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Nuts & Volts Magazine (June 2008)

The Serial Port Is Dead! Long Live The Serial Port!

By Joe Pardue    View In Digital Edition  

You may have noticed the demise of the old serial port King and its replacement by the USB usurper. If you have used the RS-232 serial port to work with embedded systems, you likely mourn the old King and tend to think of the new King (USB) as something of a tyrant — or at least very hard to figure out and use. But with the advent of USB-to-serial adapter ICs such as those from SiLabs and FTDI, we have something to celebrate...


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