SparkFun RS232 Shifter Board Kit

$12.24

Part Number:  SF-PRT-00133
Brand:  SparkFun Australia

Get your PIC or other uC talking to your computer fast and easy with this board! This is a small custom PCB developed to connect the UART on a microcontroller directly to the computer without the hassle of a MAX232 circuit. Almost all current computers (less than 10 years old) utilize a serial port based on the EIA-232 standard which operates from +/-3-12V rather than...
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Retired Product

This product has been retired from our catalog and is no longer for sale. This page is made available for those looking for datasheets and the simply curious.

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Get your PIC or other uC talking to your computer fast and easy with this board! This is a small custom PCB developed to connect the UART on a microcontroller directly to the computer without the hassle of a MAX232 circuit. Almost all current computers (less than 10 years old) utilize a serial port based on the EIA-232 standard which operates from +/-3-12V rather than the RS232 standard of +/-12V. This board takes signals from the computer/microcontroller and correctly inverts and amplifies the serial signals to the EIA-232 standard. Works great up to about 38400bps. Originally designed to get Bloader working in a bread-board setup, we use our Shifter at 115200bps without problems.

Comes as a bag of parts kit and is easily assembled if you can follow the silkscreen indicators and have beginning experience with a soldering iron.

Checkout our soldering tutorial to assemble this device.

Includes:

  • Qty 1 : DB9 Female Header
  • Qty 1 : 2N3904
  • Qty 1 : 2N3906
  • Qty 1 : 1N4148
  • Qty 5 : 10K Ohm
  • Qty 2 : 220 Ohm
  • Qty 2 : Basic LEDs
  • Qty 1 : 10uF
  • Qty 4 : 5" Wire

Documents:Schematic
Dimensions: 1.25x1.15"