Difference Between Serial and Parallel Port

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In this post, we will understand the difference between a serial port and a parallel port −

Serial Port

  • This port is used to achieve serial transmission.

  • The speed of transmission in a serial port is low in comparison to transmission in a parallel port.

  • It involves less number of wires.

  • This port is capable of delivering a single stream of data.

  • It transmits bit after bit at a point in time.

  • It involves male ports.

  • They are generally implemented in modems, connecting devices, security cameras and controllers

Parallel Port

  • This port is used to achieve parallel transmission.

  • The speed of transmission in a parallel port is higher in comparison to transmission speed of serial port.

  • In this port, the communication consists of a higher number of wires in comparison to serial port.

  • It is capable of delivering multiple streams of data.

  • It can transmit multiple bits at once.

  • It involves female ports.

  • They are generally implemented in zip-drives, printers, hard drives, and CD-ROM drives.

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Updated on 23-Apr-2021 07:07:57

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