[PATCH] Documentation about RS485 serial communications

Alexander Stein alexander.stein at systec-electronic.com
Tue Oct 19 11:27:27 EDT 2010

On Tuesday 19 October 2010, 16:29:48 Grant Edwards wrote:
> On 2010-10-19, Claudio Scordino <claudio at evidence.eu.com> wrote:
> > +
> > +   Some CPUs (e.g., Atmel AT91) contain a transceiver capable of working
> > both +   as RS232 and RS485.
> Pardon my curiosity, but I've looked at a few AT91 parts, and I've
> never seen on with an internal transceiver -- nor does Google seem
> able to find any.
> Frankly, I'd be pretty surprised, since it would be very difficult
> (fab-wise), to build a mircoprocessor with I/O cells capable of
> withstanding the voltage levels specified in RS232.
> Can you specify to which parts you're referring?

I doubt the AT91 do have an internal transceiver but it has a dedicated pin 
feature (RTS or CTS or something) which can be used to switch between RS232 
and RS485 by setting a bit in the USART provided the pin is connected 


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