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Serial Communication and Interfaces
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TAL Technologies "Introduction to Serial Communication" (see TechDesk)

RAD Data Communications RS-232 tutorial

Optimized Engineering RS-232 tutorial

Cisco Documentation: Troubleshooting Serial Line Problems

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DCB (Data Comm for Business) papers about serial connectivity

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PCGuide (see troubleshooting and repair section)

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