The FTDI USB to RS485 serial UART converter cable incorporates FTDI's FT232RQ USB to serial UART interface IC, which handles all the USB signaling and protocols. This FTDI converter cable provides a fast, simple way to connect devices with an RS485 interface to USB. Each FTDI USB-RS485 cable contains a small internal electronic circuit board utilizing the FT232R that is encapsulated into the USB connector end of the cable. The integrated electronics also include the RS485 transceiver plus Tx and Rx LEDs that give a visual indication of traffic on the cable. The USB-RS485 cable is designed for use at the end of an RS485 network up to approximately 10m.