Full Duplex

NI CompactRIO Device Drivers Help

Edition Date: December 2017

Part Number: 373197L-01

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A typical full-duplex multidrop bus architecture involves a master-slave protocol. Only one device, the master, can control access to the bus. All other devices are slaves. Slave devices must wait for the master to give them access to the bus. In a typical full-duplex system, one transmission line connects the bus master transmitter to all of the slave receivers. A second transmission line connects all of the slave transmitters to the bus master receiver. Because each transmission line has two separate wires, a full-duplex system is often referred to as a four-wire system. The master uses four-wire mode, and the slaves use two-wire mode. The following figure shows a typical full-duplex system.

Typical Full-Duplex System

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