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stop bit

In asynchronous transmission, each n-bit character to be transmitted is followed by a bit that informs the receiver that the transmission of a character

has ended.

Asynchronous start-stop operation

Asynchronous start-stop operation

The stop bit is a discrete character synchronization element that indicates the end of an asynchronous character.

Like the start bit, the stop bit can be a single discrete bit, or a bit combination of several bits.

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