The USB-SDP-CABLEZ USB-to-Serial-I/O interface is required to connect an evaluation board to a PC to allow control and monitoring by the evaluation software. When multiple evalution kits are linked, only one serial I/O interface connector is required.
The USB-SDP-CABLEZ provides a serial interface between a PC and an evaluation board. The USB-SDP-CABLEZ is based on a USB to Serial Engine that establishes connectivity to the PC through a USB 2.0 high speed port. The USB-SDP-CABLEZ has configurable I2C, SPI and GPIO communication lines that are controlled by the evaluation software for specific devices.
The USB-SDP-CABLEZ has a 10-way connector, which exposes the serial interface peripherals to various evaluation boards. An adapter board is included with the USB-SDP-CABLEZ kit that converts the 10-way connector to a 3-way I2C only connection. The adapter is provided to allow connection to some older eval kits that have not yet been updated to include the new 10-way connector.