Designed for RS-485 communication, the RS-485 Interface Board is a perfect option for use in electrically noisy environments on long distances (up to 1200 metres). The board features an integrated ADM485 differential line transceiver that can be used for high-speed bi-directional communications in a multipoint design. Compliant with EIA standards RS-485 and RS-422, this differential transceiver provides balanced data transmission lines. The ADM485 module aboard the RS485 additional board has a differential line driver and a differential line receiver. It is designed to operate using a 5V power supply only. Use of voltage translators is advised when using the board with 3.3V development systems.
The RS-485 Interface Board is an ideal choice for low power RS485 systems, DTE/DCE interfaces, packet switching, Local Area Networks (LANs), data concentration, data multiplexers, Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), and many more.