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Asynchronous CommunicationNew

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In Asynchronous communication, data is sent without a shared clock signal, allowing each piece of data to be transmitted independently with its own timing information. This means that the sender and receiver do not need to be synchronized and can communicate at different speeds or times. Imagine sending a text message whenever you want, without having to wait for a set time.

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Asynchronous serial communication is a form of serial communication in which the communicating endpoints' interfaces are not continuously synchronized by a common clock signal. Instead of a common synchronization signal, the data stream contains synchronization information in form of start and stop signals, before and after each unit of transmission, respectively. The start signal prepares the receiver for arrival of data and the stop signal resets its state to enable triggering of a new sequence.

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