Maximum serial lines

Started by George Shaw July 3, 2003

What is the maximum number of output lines you could have that would be
outputting RS232 data streams (not Rx) on a say 16F877 ?

These would be sent to a RS232 line driver.

Each RS232 stream would be required to send a single ASCII code for 1A,
1B, 2A, 2B, etc up to the maximum outputs I guess, repeated every about
5 times a second.

George Shaw MI3GTO

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