- on Computer/Software/Internet
- Published in issue 3/2010 on page 56
SPI, Microwire & friends
Short-Range Buses in Practice
An important application of synchronous serial communications is in short-range buses, which provide a simple and reliable means of connection between ICs on a single printed circuit board, between the circuit boards or modules in an enclosure or rack, or between a piece of equipment and its control panel.Bus systems such as these are called (synchronous) serial device buses, inter-IC connections, or just simply short-range buses.