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Handbook of Serial Communications Interfaces by Louis E. Frenzel

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Chapter Sixty-Two

Testing Considerations

Practically all electronic devices and products have a serial interface. It is difficult to name a product that does not use one. For that reason, at some time in your engineering career you will most likely have to test or troubleshoot a serial interface. Most interface standards contain measurement specifications and many even recommend specific test procedures. Here are the key factors to consider in such testing.

Documentation

As a first step, you should acquire the actual serial standard documentation. Go to the standard agency or sponsoring organization and order the detailed standard materials with all the addenda and updates. There is usually a fee involved but it is worth it. You cannot test a complex ...

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