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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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USB-RS485 Converter Cables

19, Jun Simtec Buergel AG

We usually use USB-RS485 (or USB-RS232) converter cables from FTDI Chip to test our air data computers with software on a personal or mobile computer.

The default options of the virtual COM driver on the Windows operating system are not optimal however. To get a smooth flow of data we prefer to...

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