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what are differences between SPI, UART and USART.
do our present arduino works on all three platform.
WHat are differences between these three serial communication.
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A UART is a Universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter. The most well-known implementation is for serial ports on PCs, where the 16550 is (or was, anyway) ubiquitous. It is an IC. A USART is similar, except that it also provides synchronous serial capability. Whether you could get one to work with an Arduino would depend, I guess, on the which chip you were trying to use, and how much work you wanted to put into programming. Since the Arduino already has TX/RX pins, and there are many existing solutions for serial communication, I don't think I'd be looking around generically for UARTS. I admit that I don't know, for example, whether the Maxim 3322E fits the definition of a UART (I suspect it does), but there's already information on using it. Or search the forum for RS485. I'm sure there are many options for serial communications, but it depends a lot on what you're trying to do.

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Or, it could be the Serial Peripheral Interface Bus, which defines an electrical and communications standard for serial communication among devices. There is a SPI library for Arduino.

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i use arduino 2009
which of this serial communication features does it supports.
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