What Is a Serial Port?

January 10, 2023

A serial port is a communication interface for transferring information. The port transfers data one bit at a time, in contrast to parallel ports, which transmit multiple bits simultaneously.

Serial port connectors are gendered (male and female), and opposite connectors establish communication.

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