USB to RS232 Converter, FT232R, 1.8m – SparkFun CAB-11304
With so many devices out there that still communicate over RS232, this cable enables you to communicate via USB. This 1.8m long converter plugs into your computer’s USB port and provides you with a DB-9 RSR232 connection. After installing the drivers onto your Windows, Mac, or RedHat Linux system, the FTDI chipset inside the cable will enumerate as a COM port with a baud rate adjustable to whatever setup you want to connect to.
We were curious what made this cable work, so we tore one open and found that it’s simply an FTDI FT232 paired with a Zywyn ZT213 RS232 Transceiver. You can find the datasheets for those devices below as well as a link to the FTDI driver page. We’ve also uploaded a copy of the included driver’s CD in zip format.
- USB to RS232 Converter Cable
- Driver CD