The trend in industrial PC designs towards smaller form factors and more communication versatility is driving development of modern bus transceivers. These new devices are highly integrated, include dual protocol capability supporting the RS-232 and RS-485 standards, and ample configuration features.
This white paper examines:
• Industry standards for RS-232 and RS-485
• Functionality and features of a dual protocol transceiver
• Multi-protocol application examples, including the industrial PC