Industrial serializers and deserializers, also known as Ser/Des devices, offer a means of reducing the bus width of a high-bandwidth data interface. The data is converted from a wide parallel data stream to a reduced number of bits or even a single LVDS lane with a serializer, enabling low-cost and flexible cabling options. The data is then expanded at the destination with a deserializer back into a parallel data stream. The applications for these devices are wide and varied. Read this application note to learn more.