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ADP-5.5 RS-485 Multidrop Feature

03, Apr Simtec Buergel AG

The standard ADP-5.5 multihole air data boom has a full-duplex RS-485 data interface. RS-485 enables the configuration of multidrop communications links. Furthermore it uses a differential balanced line pair (like RS-422 and ARINC-429), is very immune to interference and can span large...

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There are a couple of manufacturers of pitot-static probes, temperature sensors, smart probes and air data computers on the market. How can you be sure to make a good choice? What is important? How about the do-it-yourself approach?

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