Patent Number: 6,401,159

Title: Method of half-duplex serial signal control with multi-baud rate and multi-configuration

Abstract: A method and a device for half duplex serial signal control with multiple baud rates and multiple configurations comprises RS-232 interface circuit, RS-485 interface circuit, power circuit, protective circuit, and logical control circuit. A brand new controlling method is applied to the receiving/transmission signal control wire on the RS-485 interface circuit so that the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in the two-wire RS-485 network can be set at different baud rates and different configurations for RS-232 communication. That is, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) from different manufacturers, using different communication speed can connect one another as well as a personal computer. A signal converter transforms the RS-232 interface signal to the RS-485 interface signal for each PLC, passes through the RS-485 signal in the two-wire RS-485 network, and finally transforms the RS-485 signal to RS-232 signal for the connected computer. A PC can therefore connect to PLCs from different manufacturers, using different communication speed. When the distance between each PLC is far apart, the two-wire RS-485 signal repeater in the present invention can extend the network and increase signal strength so that long distance communication is allowed.

Inventors: Wang; Lee-Ming (Taichung, TW)

Assignee: ICP Das Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H04L 29/06 (20060101); H04L 029/10 ()

Expiration Date: 06/04/2019