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The ISO14xx devices are designed for bidirectional data transfer on multipoint RS-485 networks. The design of each RS-485 node in the network requires an ISO14xx device and an isolated power supply as shown in Figure 52.
An RS-485 bus has multiple transceivers that connect in parallel to a bus cable. Both cable ends are terminated with a termination resistor, RT, to remove line reflections. The value of RT matches the characteristic impedance, Z0, of the cable. This method, known as parallel termination, lets higher data rates be used over a longer cable length.
Full-duplex implementation, as shown in Figure 50, requires two signal pairs (four wires). Full-duplex implementation lets each node to transmit data on one pair while simultaneously receiving data on the other pair. In half-duplex implementation, as shown in Figure 51, the driver and receiver enable pins let any node at any given moment be configured in either transmit or receive mode which decreases cable requirements.