RS-232 is a serial interface that was commonly used for connections to modems, printers, mice, and other peripheral devices. Before USB, RS-232 ports were standard on most laptops and PC’s. RS-232 was subsequently replaced by USB.

  • In the past
  • common interface that allowed users to connect to the drive using standard serial ports built into their PC without needing to buy additional hardware
  • Today
  • low cost USB to RS-232 converters are readily available in the marketplace.

ADVANCED Motion Controls' Capabilities

  • Some existing drive designs use RS-232 as the configuration interface
  • 115.2 kbit/sec max speed
  • 1.3 msec message time