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serial communications

[′sir·ē·əl kə‚myü·nə′kā·shənz]
The transmission of digital data over a single channel.
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One after the other.

serial transmission

Transmitting data one bit at a time (one bit after the other on the same wire). All types of communications networks use serial transmission, and the internal channels in computers have switched from parallel to serial data transfer. For more details, see parallel vs. serial. Contrast with parallel transmission. See serial port, SATA, PCIe and SAS.
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This type of one-to-one communication is a second limitation of serial communications. As seen in (Figure 1), the traditional serial link, even over secure telephone, still represents one serial source communicating with only one processor.
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Serial Communications--Digital signals (zeroes and ones) which are transmitted through a single pair of wires are called serial communications. If you were to look at the voltage on a serial communication line, you would see only two voltages (typically 0 and 5VDC), with the voltage switching in a square wave from low to high and back to Low to create zeroes and ones.
All units come standard with USB communications; Ethernet and serial communications are offered as options.
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A rear serial communications port is available as either an EIA-232 or an EIA-485 interface.