RS-232 Interface ICs are special-purpose integrated circuits that can be used to interface between a computer and other serial communication devices. These devices are used in a variety of data communication and control applications, such as connecting a computer to a modem, printer, or other peripheral device. Popular RS-232 Interface ICs include a variety of integrated chips such as transceivers, drivers and receivers, Receivers, drivers and transceivers, error detection and correction, flow control and drivers. They are used to convert digital signals from a computer to an analog format that can be sent over a serial communication link. They are more reliable and provide more features than software-only solutions.