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Meaning of SOFTWARE HANDSHAKING

 
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The transmission of extra data on a channel in order to control the device sending data in the other direction on that channel. For an eia-232 connection, this means sending control-s and control-q characters to stop and start transmission.

Since software handshaking requires the transmission and processing of extra data it can be less efficient than hardware handshaking.

 

 

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