Any host microcontroller, embedded device or USB serial port-using PC can use this adapter to display text characters and graphics patterns. Its 15-pin DIN connector hooks up to any monitor, including LCDs, and offers 64-256 colors. It can display standard built-in 128-character ASCII characters (fonts in 5 x 7 or 8 x 8 format) in a resolution of 256 x 200 pixels up to 640 x 480 (VGA), and can take 64 user-defined 8 x 8-bitmapped characters. It comes with a USB, TTL or RS-232 serial interface with auto baud rate detection for 300-115.2K baud.
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
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