What is UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter) - Embedded interview Questions

This connection is asynchronous, which means that a special line for clock signal transmission is not used. In some situations this feature is crucial (for example, radio connection or infrared waves remote control). Since only one communication line is used, both receiver and transmitter operate at the same predefined rate in order to maintain necessary synchronization. This is a very simple way of transferring data since it basically represents conversion of 8-bit data from parallel to serial format. Baud rate is not high up to 1 Mbit/sec.


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