A serial cable transfers information between two devices using what’s known as a serial communication protocol. The type of connector you need is based on the serial port you use. A serial port differs from a parallel port, as it transfers information in and out one bit at a time. The most common interfaces are Ethernet and USB.
USB adapters convert USB data signals to and from other communication standards, most likely to standard serial port data. You’ll find USB to Serial Adapter and USB to Serial Cable configurations. These devices provide the connections between USB and serial ports. Working in tandem with mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras and modems, they’re the perfect solution for fast, easy, reliable transfers and connections.
You can attach more than one serial cable to your desktop or laptop computer, as they work independently yet don’t conflict with existing serial connections. Easy to operate, simply plug the serial cable or serial adapter into a PC or Mac. They generally plug and play with no drivers to install for optimum performance and data transmission. Many have gold-plated connectors that enhance signal conduction and cable longevity.
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