Can PuTTy talk to USB connector on local PC ?

Can PuTTy talk to local USB Port on Desktop computer?  If yes, how to configure PuTTy to talk to local USB port?
Attached is picture of terminal connector on TI TDA3x Evaluation Board.  This evaluation board and PC need to exchange data.
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naseeamAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In the Putty connection dialogue there is no setting for USB, just Ethernet and TCP/IP.  So no, you cannot do this.
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ITguy565Commented:
@John

Not Entirely True:

you can try this:

http://dl.cubieboard.org/tools/Usb-Uart-Cable/Docs/USB-UART%20Cable%20introduction%20.pdf

If you have a USART to USB cable then you can redirect it to putty using the methods in that PDF.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I haven't seen any Putty settings to allow that, but try it and see.
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ITguy565Commented:
Though that may not be the board you are using, I would wager that the same methods will probably work.
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ITguy565Commented:
When you connect the USB to USART cable and install the drivers for the cable it will establish a COM port associated with it. It should at that point allow you to connect to the com port using the serial connections in putty.
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ITguy565Commented:
Now transferring data and what is listening beyond that would be up to your OS or Hardware on the Board.
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naseeamAuthor Commented:
When I connect the USB to USART cable, will windows 10 Pro automatically find driver and install it.  Or do I need to use link from above pdf
to get the driver?

I have USB 2.0 cable.  One side fits into the USART/Terminal connector on the evaluation board and other side fits into the USB connector on the PC.  Is this the correct cable ?
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aranaCommented:
that cable should suffice, check with your manufacturer if they have a driver or try and see if it detects it automatically, after the new com port is created its just a matter of connecting to serial as usual.
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MichelangeloConsultantCommented:
It can be done. Point is, the usb cablr needs ti emukatr a serial port. Then, as itguy565 wrote, it can connect to that port by switching to “serial”:
To use PuTTY for your serial COM connections, follow these steps:
Figure out the COM port you’ll be using.
Run PuTTY.
Switch the Connection Type to Serial.
Edit the Serial Line to match the COM port you want to use.
Edit the Speed to match the BAUD Rate you want to use.
Select the Serial category from the menu on the left.
Make sure all of the settings are correct (speed, parity, whatever)
Select the Open button to start the session.
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ITguy565Commented:
@naseeam


The suggestions of both my fellow experts are good..

When I connect the USB to USART cable, will windows 10 Pro automatically find driver and install it.  Or do I need to use link from above pdf
to get the driver?

as @arana stated usually this is provided by your manufacturer. The cable is correct most likely if it features those two connections.

I would look-up the model of the board then then go the support site associated with it. Usually you can download the drivers from there.


as @michaelangelo the cable will need to be able to emulate a serial adapter. This is "usually" the case with a cable with those terminations, but you are welcome to check the site or location you purchased it from and verify it.
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ITguy565Commented:
One more thing, the link from the above PDF will not provide you with the drivers you need as it is 99% likely that that PDF is not for the board you have pictured. It was given to you as proof of concept more than a end all be all step by step set of instructions.
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naseeamAuthor Commented:
I believe my device is unspecified.  Please see attached.

I believe when I install driver, COM port will automatically be assigned to this device.
unspecified_device.PNG
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naseeamAuthor Commented:
A post in Texas Instrument(TI) forum mentioned Combined Driver Module(CDM) drivers.  Someone installed these drivers for the evaluation board I'm using.

Where can I get these drivers ?
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naseeamAuthor Commented:
Thank  you for the solution.  It works!
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ITguy565Commented:
Awesome to hear!
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