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Linx Technologies, Inc. - DS Encoder/Decoder - Robust Serial Protocol - 14 February 2013

The market exit by Linx Technologies Holtek® from the DIP switch device market is being replaced by its robust serial protocol the DS Encoder/Decoder IC, it includes support for the older Holtek® protocol, providing a migration path for the many applications using Holtek® devices, such as the HT640 and HT658.

To aid rapid development, the DS Series Encoder/Decoder is available as part of a basic evaluation system. The system comes with two evaluation boards for benchmarking and prototyping, one with a Linx LR Transmitter and DS Encoder and another with a Linx LR Receiver and DS Decoder.

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  • The new DS Series Encoder/Decoder IC makes it simple to add a robust serial protocol with the ease of DIP switch addressing.
  • The DS lets users set up to 1,022 unique addresses for reliable communication between devices with a stable serial protocol.
  • Testing shows greater than 2X range increase in reliable, stable communication over the Holtek® protocol, with the DS Series device in serial protocol mode.

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