RF Modules Australia have introduced the SENA Technologies’ LTC100 serial converter which converts RS232 signals to RS422 or RS485 signals and vice versa.
The LTC100 serial converter takes advantage of RS422 or RS485 modes on systems originally equipped with RS232 signals without changing any hardware or software of the legacy systems. The LTC100 serial converter does not require software driver installation. The RS422/RS485 mode can be selected by slide switch easily. The RS422 mode supports up to 10 devices to be connected together and the RS485 mode supports up to 32 devices.
Maximum communication distance is supported up to 1.2Km and maximum serial speed is 921.6Kbps. The LTC100 serial converter is compatible with PC serial COM port. The LTC100 serial converter operates without external power supply (port-powered) and optional external DC power supply is also available.
Built-in surge protector up to 15kV is equipped and communication status can be monitored using LEDs. RTS auto toggling is also supported with the LTC100 serial converter.