How to share UART over Ethernet – Software and Hardware methods
- What is UART?
- How UART works?
- Software solution to share UART over Ethernet
- How to access UART over Ethernet
- Hardware UART to Ethernet converter
What is UART?
So what is UART? UART (Universal Asynchronous receiver-transmitter) is a computer component used for bidirectional (full-duplex) communication with other digital units, typically built into microcontroller. It sends and receives data simultaneously through both parallel-to-serial converter for sending and serial-to-parallel converter for recieving.
How UART works?
UART’s main task is to rearrange received and sent data so it can be transmitted through a single wire. Parallel data incoming from the CPU is converted into serial form and at the same time 8-bit serial data received from peripheral device is re-assembled into parallel form. At its simplest, transmitter and receiver are synchronizing through employing start and stop bits along with timing parameters and all the initial data is parallel. For instance, if we need to convert 4-bit data into the serial form, that’s when parallel-to-serial converter comes into play.
And what is more, there is an option to use a remote UART, but only with the use of a hardware UART to ethernet converter or similar software UART program.
Now, in this guide we’ll in basic terms several ways to share UART over Ethernet.
Software solution to share UART over Ethernet
FlexiHub is probably the most efficient software for connecting UART to LAN, Ethernet, WiFi, or the Internet. By simply installing this application on your network computers, you share UART over any distance and make the device plugged into a COM port accessible to multiple users, regardless of their physical location.