Item #: SF-BOB08745 -
This simple little Logic Level Converter will let you easily interface 5v and 3.3v devices. With this board you can step up a 3.3v signal to 5v, or down from 5 to 3.3. This is great when you need to connect 5v sensors/microcontrollers to ARM based devices like the Arduino Due or Raspberry Pi. You can even solder standard headers to this board to make it breadboard compatible. The level converter is very easy to use. The board needs to be powered from the two voltages sources (high voltage and...
Item #: SF-BOB-11733 -
The SN74HC165N is a neat little IC that will take an input of up to 8 parallel lines and produce a single, serial output. It’s a great way to increase the number of inputs on a microcontroller. This breakout makes it easy to prototype using the 74HC165 by breaking out all of the pins you need to standard 0.1" spaced headers. We’ve also lined up the data and power pins so that you can easily make chains of them and expand the number of outputs under your control! This chip works with a voltage...
Item #: PX-28031 -
Parallax has designed a USB to Serial (RS-232) adapter that is compact and economical to provide a Virtual Com Port for all of our products that have a DB9 (9-pin) serial connector. Cable included. Updated FTDI USB drivers for Windows are included in the latest versions of the BASIC Stamp Editor, Propeller Tool, and SX-Key IDE software packages. You may also download the Windows drivers separately from our site, or drivers for other operating systems directly from FTDI (see the Downloads...
Item #: SF-BOB-10124 -
This is a breakout board for the SP3485 RS-485 transceiver IC, which will convert a UART serial stream to RS-485. The SP3485 is a half-duplex transceiver, so it can only communicate one way at a time, but it can reach transmission speeds of up to 10Mbps. This board requires a very low amount of power and can operate from a single +3.3VDC supply. This breakout board includes the SP3485 RS-485 transceiver, filter capacitor, and other components shown on the schematic. The RS-485 output has been...
Item #: MG-A000059 -
The original Arduino board has spawned dozens of variations and from the Arduino Mini to the Arduino Lilypad, there is a huge selection to choose from. But not all of these boards have a direct USB connection, leaving it up to you to figure out the best way to connect your new board to your computer. That's where the USB 2 Serial Converter comes in. This board converts a USB connection into a 5 volt Serial TX and RX that you can connect straight to the Arduino Mini, Arduino Ethernet or other...
Item #: SF-DEV-09716 -
This is a basic breakout board for the FTDI FT232RL USB to serial IC. The pinout of this board matches the FTDI cable to work with official Arduino and cloned 5V Arduino boards. It can also be used for general serial applications. The major difference with this board is that it brings out the DTR pin as opposed to the RTS pin of the FTDI cable. The DTR pin allows an Arduino target to auto-reset when a new Sketch is downloaded. This is a really nice feature to have and allows a sketch to be...
Item #: RO-902-0032-000 -
Control a network of Robotis Dynamixels from your PC's USB port! The USB2Dynamixel adapter has three output options: TTL-level RS232: 3-pin connector; used with AX and MX-T series Dynamixels. AX-12A AX-18A AX-12W MX-28T MX-64T MX-106T RS485: 4-pin connector; used with RX, EX and MX-R series DYNAMIXELS RX-24F RX-28 RX-64 MX-28R MX-64R MX-106R EX-106 RS232 DB9: 9-pin standard RS232 serial port. This port is perfect for connecting the Zig2Serial adapter, the CM-5 or...
Item #: KIT-DXL-MGR -
The AX/MX DYNAMIXEL Servo Manager Kit is a perfect starting point for any serious project using the Robotis Dynamixel actuators. It contains everything needed to interface AX & MX-T series servos with the USB2Dynamixel, including power/hub breakouts, and a cable pack. This kit provides access to the Dynamixel API, Roboplus Dynamixel Wizard for firmware updates, recovery, and an easy to use UI to configure & test servo attributes. A must have option for any serious Dynamixel developer!...
Item #: CBL-FTDIUSB -
The FTDI cable is a USB to Serial (TTL level) converter which allows for a simple way to connect TTL interface devices to USB. The I/O pins of this FTDI cable are configured to operate at 5V. The FTDI cable is designed around an FT232RQ, which is housed in a USB A connector. The other side of the cable is terminated with a 0.1" pitch, 6-pin connector with the following pinout: RTS, RX, TX, 5V, CTS, GND (RTS is the green cable and GND is black). This cable has the same pinout and functionality...