Encoder Enables Robust Serial Protocol
The new DS Series Encoder/Decoder IC from Linx makes it simple to add a robust serial protocol with the ease of DIP switch addressing. The DS lets users set up to 1,022 unique addresses for reliable communication between devices, similar to older Holtek® products, but with a stable serial protocol. Testing shows greater than 2X range increase in reliable, stable communication over the Holtek® protocol, with the DS Series device in serial protocol mode.
The market exit by Holtek® from the DIP switch device market has left many customers in a lurch – Linx is here to help you out. In addition to its robust serial protocol the DS Encoder/Decoder IC includes support for the older Holtek® protocol, providing a migration path for the many applications using Holtek® devices, such as the HT640 and HT658. Compatibility with other Holtek® devices is possible, contact Linx for further information.
To aid rapid development, the DS Series Encoder/Decoder is available as part of a basic evaluation system. The system comes with two evaluation boards for benchmarking and prototyping, one with a Linx LR Transmitter and DS Encoder and another with a Linx LR Receiver and DS Decoder.
For more information about the DS Series, call Linx at +1 800 736 6677 (+1 541 471 6256 outside the United States) or visit http://www.linxtechnologies.com.