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1-Port Serial Mini-Physical Interface Module Overview

 

Serial WAN links are bidirectional links and require very few control signals. In a basic serial setup, the data circuit-terminating equipment (DCE) is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and terminating a connection. A modem is a typical DCE device. A serial cable connects the DCE to a telephony network where, ultimately, a link is established with data terminal equipment (DTE). DTE is typically where a link terminates.

Figure 1 shows the front panel of the 1-Port Serial Mini-Physical Interface Module (Mini-PIM).

Figure 1: 1-Port Serial Mini-PIM Front Panel
1-Port Serial Mini-PIM Front
Panel