A State Architecture Notation Specification of the Electronic Industries Association RS-232-C Generic Interchange Circuit
Date of Award
Master of Science in Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Thomas F. Piatkowski
Dr. Ajay Gupta
Dr. Frank Severance
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The Electronic Industries Association (BIA) RS-232-C recommendation is an interface specification which was introduced in August 1969 and presents a natural language specification of a 25 pin binary serial data interface between a Data Communication Equipment (DCE) and a Data Terminal Equipment (DTE). The exchange of data signals between a DCE and a DTE ultimately provides the means for DTEs to communicate on networks of DCEs interconnected by different transmission mediums possibly over great distances. The exchange of data signals between a DCE and a DTE occurs at an interface via interchange circuits.
In this thesis we will create a new specification of a generic EIA RS-232-C interchange circuit using micro State Architecture Notation (μSAN), a formal general system specification language. The μSAN specification developed will provide a formal basis by which to understand, evaluate, and analyze the natural language EIA RS-232-C generic interchange circuit specification. In addition, the merits of μSAN as a specification tool will be tested and evaluated.
Hastings, Nelson E., "A State Architecture Notation Specification of the Electronic Industries Association RS-232-C Generic Interchange Circuit" (1994). Masters Theses. 4864.