ASCII mode was developed as a way to send commands to the module through a hyper terminal over a typical serial port using your keyboard. Each ASCII character requires 8 bits of data however these characters are interpreted by the module as their hexadecimal equivalent. For example, the ASCII letter 'D' when sent over a hyper-terminal is sent as 0x44 or 0b'01000100. The module however, interprets this as the Hexadecimal character 0xD or 0b'1101. So it takes twice as many bits to send data in ASCII mode as it does in binary mode. This mode of communication is typically only used through a hyper-terminal so that the hex command values can be typed on the keyboard without having to convert values to their ASCII equivalent.
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