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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