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 Form 1 Computer Studies Questions and Answers: Computer Systems Set 2

Distinguish between a centronic and an RS-232 port.

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.A centronic port is also referred to as a parallel transfer. In parallel transfer eight bits are transmitted at a time, each on its own wire.
.The RS-232 port is also referred to as a serial transfer. In serial transfer one bit of data is
transmitted at a time on a single wire.