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.
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 section below).
USB Version 1.1 and 2.0 compatible
Connects to your computer with a USB A to Mini-B cable (not included)
DB9 male socket to connect to your board's serial programming and debugging port
FTDI Drivers for most Windows PC operating systems are included with Parallax programming environment software
Drivers for different operating systems are available from FTDI chip (see Downloads below)
Easy to Use
Install one of these Parallax programming environments (BASIC Stamp Editor, Propeller Tool, SX-Key IDE).
Or, download the USB drivers separately from the links below
Connect the USB to Serial Adapter to your PC with a USB A to Mini B cable
A message from your system tray will say your hardware is installed and ready to use (Windows)
Connect the adapter to your device's DB9 connector
Power requirements: Regulated 5 V from USB port or powered hub.
Communication: Full speed USB, full duplex serial from 300 baud to 3 Mbaud.