The Sparkfun USB to RS232 Converter is not a simple cable. It contains an FTDI FT232 paired with a Zywyn ZT213 RS232 Transceiver, ensuring reliable and efficient communication between devices. The datasheets for these components are readily available for those interested in the technical details. Additionally, a driver CD is included with the product, but you can also download the drivers online.
The Sparkfun USB to RS232 Converter is a practical solution for those dealing with legacy devices. Whether you are a hobbyist trying to connect to an old piece of equipment, or a professional needing to retrieve data from an outdated system, this converter cable is a valuable tool. It provides a bridge between the new and old, allowing you to extend the lifespan of your RS232 devices.
This converter cable is a replacement for the CAB-10270 model. It comes with a USB to RS232 Converter Cable and a Driver CD. For your convenience, datasheets for the ZT213LE and FT232RL, as well as FTDI Drivers and Drivers CD ZIP, are available for download.