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Start and stop bits do not contain any 'information' but are used in serial communication

  1. Error detection
  2. Error correction
  3. Synchronization
  4. Slowing down the communications
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Answer is C.

The start and stop bits are used to synchronize the serial receivers.


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Start and stop bits are used for Synchronisation in serial data communication


To establish a serial communication link between the PC and the 8051.

Serial communication is often used either to control or to receive data from an embedded microprocessor. Serial communication is a form of I/O in which the bits of a byte begin transferred appear one after the other in a timed sequence on a single wire. Serial communication has become the standard for intercomputer communication. In this lab, we'll try to build a serial link between 8051 and PC using RS232.

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