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FTDI Breakout boards

GWill11
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Hi all,

I want to buy a cable/breakout board to communicate with the Galileo Gen 2. I searched for the FTDI cable, but at least in my country it's quite expensive and I didn't want to waste around 25 dollars for a single cable. Then I went searching for breakout boards, and I found this one here: http://www.goodluckbuy.com/crius-ftdi-basic-breakout-arduino-usb-ttl-6-pin-3-3-5v-for-mwc-multiwii-l... Crius FTDI Basic Breakout USB-TTL 6 PIN 3.3 5V for MWC MultiWii Lite /SE $5.74 Free Shipping @GoodLuckBuy.com and I wanted to know if it'd be a good deal to buy it or have no other option but to buy the cable itself.

Thanks in advance.

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Pablo_M_Intel
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Hi gabrielw6,

You shouldn't have any issue with the USB-TTL breakout board. Just make sure that it supports 3.3V. Check this document to see the specifications for each board http://www.intel.com/support/galileo/sb/CS-035124.htm Intel® Galileo Boards and Kits — Console Serial Cables.

Regards,

PabloM_Intel

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Pablo_M_Intel
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Hi gabrielw6,

You shouldn't have any issue with the USB-TTL breakout board. Just make sure that it supports 3.3V. Check this document to see the specifications for each board http://www.intel.com/support/galileo/sb/CS-035124.htm Intel® Galileo Boards and Kits — Console Serial Cables.

Regards,

PabloM_Intel

GWill11
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Thanks for the response.

Great news then. In the board you may switch from 3.3V to 5V operation mode.

For anyone else seeking a cheaper option, here it is.

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