universal asynchronous receiver transmitter


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universal asynchronous receiver transmitter

[¦yü·nə¦vər·səl ā′siŋ·krə·nəs ri′sē·vər tranz′mid·ər]
(computer science)
An electronic circuit that converts bytes of data between the parallel format in which bits are stored side by side within a device and the serial format whereby bits are transmitted sequentially over a communications line. Abbreviated UART.
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This CSSP-enabled reference design improves connectivity between the Sitara ARM Cortex processors from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) and peripherals based on Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (UART) and High Speed Protocol Secure Access Module (HSP SAM) standards.

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