What is RS-232 and RS-485 communication?

An RS232 Serial Interface is for connecting two devices. There will be one transmitter and one receiver. An RS485 Serial interface can connect up to 32 devices to a single transmitter. Do also take note that RS232 and RS485 are not fixed. Newer equipment uses a USB interface more commonly.

What is the purpose of RS-232?

RS-232 is an interface for the interchange of serial binary data between two devices. It is a standard protocol used for serial communication; it is used for connecting a computer and its peripheral devices to allow serial data exchange between them.

What type of signal is RS-232?

RS232 (single-ended) was introduced in 1962, and despite rumors for its early demise, has remained widely used through the industry. Independent channels are established for two-way (full-duplex) communications. The RS232 signals are represented by voltage levels with respect to a system common (power / logic ground).

What are the 3 differences between RS-232 and RS485?

RS232 is full-duplex, RS485 is half-duplex, and RS422 is full-duplex. RS485 and RS232 are only the physical protocol of communication (ie interface standard), RS485 is the differential transmission mode, RS232 is the single-ended transmission mode, but the communication program does not have much difference.

Is RS485 and RS-232 the same?

While RS-485 and RS-232 have a lot in common regarding the data format, they differ on a very significant parameter: Where RS-232 specifies single-ended connections referenced to ground, RS-485 specifies differential signaling on two lines, called A and B.

Is RS232 digital or analog?

technically, it is all analog (RS-232 uses voltage levels).

What is the limitations of RS-232?

Drawbacks or disadvantages of RS232 It is not suitable for chip to chip or chip to sensor device communications. ➨Supports lower speed for long distances. Higher speed (i.e. 115200 baud) can be achieved for short distances only. ➨RS232 interface requires separate transceiver chips which will add cost to the system.