Updated: 11/12/2023 by Computer Hope
universal synchronous receiver transmitter

Short for Universal Synchronous Receiver-Transmitter, USRT is a serial communication device capable of receiving and sending data without requiring a start or stop code. USRT is found in many microprocessors, microcontrollers, and other embedded systems, and can transmit and receive serial data in a synchronous manner. This transfer method means data is transferred with a clock signal that matches the timing between the sending and receiving devices.

USRT circuits provide all the necessary logic for data recovery in a serial-in, parallel-out fashion, and transmission in a parallel-in, serial-out fashion. Universal Synchronous Receiver-Transmitters are nearly always full-duplex, meaning they can transmit and receive simultaneously. They are usually capable of handling data with varying word lengths, too.

Computer acronyms, Electronics terms, Parallel, Serial, Signal, Synchronous, UART