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rajeev kumar

  • Feb 7th, 2007

There are two types of devices that can communicate over a serial interface:
DCE and DTE.

A DCE provides a physical connection to a network and forwards traffic.

A DTE connects to a network through a DCE device.

Typically, a DTE device is connected to a DCE device (or vice versa) rather than another DTE device.

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DCE stannds for data communication end. In compouter? world? a modem is a DCE device.
DTE stands for data terminal equipment. It serves as the originators and receptors of the digital communication.

For more information refer to the "Introduction to Microprocessor" by "Shridhar and Ghosh"

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