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IEEE 1284

Standard Signaling Method for a Bidirectional Parallel Peripheral Interface for Personal Computers

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Organization: IEEE
Publication Date: 21 September 2000
Status: active
Page Count: 106
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This standard denes a signaling method for asynchronous, fully interlocked, bidirectional parallel communications between hosts and printers or other peripherals. A functional subset of the signaling method may be implemented on personal computers (PCs) or equivalent parallel port hardware with new software. This standard recommends new electrical interfaces, cabling, and interface hardware that provides improved performance while retaining backward compatibility with this subset.

This standard also specifies a format for a peripheral identication string and a method of returning this string to the host outside of the bidirectional data stream.

Purpose

This standard was created because there existed no dened standard for bidirectional parallel communications between personal computers and printing peripherals. Pre-existing methods utilized a wide variety of hardware and software products, each with unique and incompatible signaling schemes. This standard was developed to provide an open path for communications between computers and more intelligent printers and peripherals. The availability of a standard bidirectional protocol will encourage the development of new peripherals that return signicant data, as well as basic status, to the host.

Document History

IEEE 1284
September 21, 2000
Standard Signaling Method for a Bidirectional Parallel Peripheral Interface for Personal Computers
This standard denes a signaling method for asynchronous, fully interlocked, bidirectional parallel communications between hosts and printers or other peripherals. A functional subset of the signaling...
September 21, 2000
Standard Signaling Method for a Bidirectional Parallel Peripheral Interface for Personal Computers
This standard defines a signaling method for asynchronous, fully interlocked, bidirectional parallel communications between hosts and printers or other peripherals. A functional subset of the...
September 21, 2000
Standard Signaling Method for a Bidirectional Parallel Peripheral Interface for Personal Computers
This standard defines a signaling method for asynchronous, fully interlocked, bidirectional parallel communications between hosts and printers or other peripherals. A functional subset of the...
January 1, 1994
Signaling Method for a Bidirectional Parallel Peripheral Interface for Personal Computers
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