Serial I/O – Just as Useful Today

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With many things, newer doesn’t necessarily mean better. Automobiles are a good example. Porsche remains the measuring stick in sports cars, yet the design of today’s 911 is amazingly similar to 911s from 30 years ago. Likewise, Serial I/O has evolved over time, but the basic functionality and usefulness remains the same.

Recently, Martin Rowe wrote about the longevity of serial I/O in his blog The Serial Port: It Just Keeps Going. At Sealevel, we couldn’t agree more. In fact, compared to 25 years ago there are more options for implementing serial I/O than ever before. Taking a quick look shows the flexibility afforded today for implementing serial connectivity:

Serial I/O is a dependable standard and offers flexibility and reliability that make it applicable to a variety of applications and vertical markets. Don’t count on that changing any time soon. At Sealevel, we are constantly improving on what works and some of our best ideas come from our customers. Tell us how we can improve Serial I/O to make it more useful to your application. Email your idea to