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breakout box (BOB)

Breakout boxes are intermediate switching devices for controlling and rerouting interface lines and signals. This allows interface signals to be activated, deactivated, interconnected or crossed over according to requirements.

This allows non-standard devices to be adapted to a standard environment or, for example, two data terminal equipment (DTE) or data transmission equipment

(DCE) to communicate with each other. Breakout

box for RS-232 interfaces

box for RS-232 interfaces

One of the most common applications is to cross ports

2 and 3 of the RS-232 interface toallow data traffic

betweentwo DTEs by switching their TX lines to the other RX line.

Breakout cables are an alternative to breakout boxes.

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Englisch: breakout box - BOB
Updated at: 04.11.2008
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