USB Cable White Paper?

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I heard that there was a "white paper" that describes some of the capabilities of using the USB connector with various cables. Does anyone have a link to it? I'm currently using the relay board with DDUTIL to control my antenna switching. This might give me more Flexability!
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I got a tip from Eric's write-up and he mentioned the C232HM-EDHSL-0  cable.

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/FTDI/C232HM-EDHSL-0/?qs=%2fha2pyFadugxVqPcJA6%2f2GX4Ci76fH32OrJe4XBYXivbBs8BfufQbA%3d%3d

DATA SHEET  is here: http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/163/DS_C232HM_MPSSE_CABLE-10602.pdf


it does have BCD outputs.

The Relay board may work if it uses the correct FTDI chipset but of course this is all speculation until we get a hold of SmartSDR. 

Bret
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It's definitely a convenient way to interface to one of the compatible devices. The DDUTIL approach (using the relay board) is less expensive and much easier. The relays serve as the interface with the added benefit of built in isolation. As this USB option gets more popular i can see all types of projects using Arduino and other types of inexpensive hardware. Flex is definitely on the cutting edge!
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Here's a link to the USB Cable Interface Guide.  It's a new document available in the downloads section of the main website.

http://www.flexradio.com/downloads/usb-cable-interface-guide-pdf/

I believe this document draws from the experiences of the testers.

This document should be considered a work in progress.  I'm sure it will be revised and expanded as experience accumulates.
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Thanks to all. I wish I owned one of the compatible devices so I could use this new option.
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You do not need to own a compatible device.  If the device has a serial CAT (Kenwood or SmartSDR protocol) or an interface for band data, then you can use it.  The document show some configuration examples and it is not all inclusive.