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In an RS-485 network, the distance between the transceiver inputs and the cable trunk is known as the stub. The stub should be as short as possible when a node is connected to the bus. Stubs are a non-terminated piece of bus line that can introduce reflections of varying phase as the length of the stub increases. The electrical length, or round-trip delay, of a stub should be less than one-tenth of the rise time of the driver as a general guideline. Therefore, the maximum physical stub length (L(STUB)) is calculated as shown in Equation 3.