serial bus


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serial bus

A shared channel that transmits data one bit after the other over a single wire or fiber; for example, Ethernet uses a serial bus architecture. The I/O bus from the CPU to the peripherals is a parallel bus (16, 32 or 64 wires, etc.).

Serial Bus vs. Serial Port
Although sounding similar, a serial bus differs from a serial port. Both use serial transmission; however, the serial port connects the computer to one device, whereas a serial bus allows for the connection of multiple devices. See bus and PCI.
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Serial bus triggering recognizes specific bit patterns or relationships across two or more channels.
Though Serial ATA transmits only a single bit per clock, the serial bus may be run at a much higher speed to compensate for the loss of parallelism.
High-speed serial bus physical layer analysis involves clock recovery and measurements related to eye diagrams.