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Delaying a Serial Digital Stream

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by NS2012, Dec 18, 2012.

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  1. NS2012


    Dec 17, 2012
    I need your help please.
    I'm trying to delay a digital serial stream signal for 50 to 100ms. How can I do that? Is there an exciting IC with such as functionality?

    Here is what I'm trying to do: I have an asynch serial signal going to a device, I need to detect that signal on the source, do some processing before it reaches the destination. In order to avoid the signal reaching the destination before I finish my processing, I need to delay it a bit in order to achieve that goal.

    Best Regards
  2. CocaCola


    Apr 7, 2012
    I would use a micro with a circular buffer, assuming the data is a manageable amount for a micro to handle and buffer easily...
  3. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

    Jan 21, 2010
    There are multiple ways.

    One way is using a extremely long cable.

    Another way is converting the signal to another slower moving form (say a surface wave on a ceramic) and then back to digital after that has taken a long detour.

    Or you can sample the signal, store it as a bitstream, then recreate the signal

    50 to 100ms is a long time. What is the data rate and is the digital stream sync or async?
  4. NS2012


    Dec 17, 2012
    Thanks. I chose to store it in a bitstream then recreate it.

    the baud rate is 9600b/s and it is a-synch.
    Thanks again
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