Silicon Labs CP2104 controller, which has proven reliable in our experience. Unlike competitors, our adapter has the DB9F female connector with null modem pin-out to allow for direct connection to alix / apu system boards without a DB9 null modem cable
USB specification revision 2.0 & 1.1 compliantSupport RS232 serial interface (DB9 pins)Support over 1Mbps data transfer rateSupport remote wake-up and power managementSupport Windows98/SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 (32/64bit) and Mac OS9.0/OSX/LinuxSuitable for PDA and ModemDriver CD included
The cable is easiest way ever to connect to your microcontroller/Raspberry Pi/WiFi router serial console port. Inside the big USB plug is a USB<->Serial conversion chip and at the end of the 36" cable are four wire - red power, black ground, white RX into USB port, and green TX out of the USB port. The power pin provides the 500mA direct from the...
Raspberry Pi® computer you just got has a row of 2x13 pin headers soldered on - those are the GPIO (general purpose input/output) pins and for those of us who like to hack electronics they are where the real fun is. By programming the Pi, you can twiddle those pins high or low, send and receive I2C and SPI data, and access the 3V and 5V power rails.
The connector heads measure 0.51" x 0.36" x 0.25" (13.0 x 9.3 x 6.3 mm) on the USB micro B end and 0.51" x 0.55" x 0.25" (13.0 x 13.8 x 6.3 mm) on the USB A end. The gold plated connectors ensure a smooth, corrosion-free connection. The cable is shielded to protect against signal interference and data loss.