Serial Port Complete
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PC COM ports, USB virtual COM ports, and ports in embedded systems are all addressed in this updated guide to programming, interfacing, and using serial ports. Topics include using .NET’s SerialPort class for COM-port communications on PCs; upgrading existing RS-232 designs to USB or wireless networks; and creating serial networks of embedded systems and PCs. Example circuits and code provide a quick start to projects. Installation and maintenance staff will also find tips for ensuring reliable operation and problem tracking.
Jan Axelson is the author of six books, including USB Mass Storage and the Complete Guides series. Jan's articles have appeared in Circuit Cellar, Embedded Systems Programming, Nuts & Volts, and other publications. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
"If you've ever looked for serial port examples online, you've probably become very frustrated. . . . The examples here won't frustrate you." About.com: Visual Basic
"Whether your interest is hardware or software and whether you work with PCs, embedded systems, or both, you’ll find useful guidance in this book." EDNAbout as complete a reference as you’ll find on serial communications.” Embedded Systems Programming on the first editionA very practical book.” Nuts & Volts on the first edition"If you plan to use a serial port in any sort of application, buy this book." Test & Measurement World on the first edition
"It's not just the how, it's the why that's explained. The emphasis of the book is on doing something useful." TechBookReport.com"As complete a reference as you'll find on serial communications using RS-232 and RS-485." The Embedded Muse