Arduino Due USB Sockets

by Arctic_Eddie on Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:03 pm

Just received my Due and eager to power it up and load some programs. However, the two USB connectors are not compatible with any of the camera cables in my stock. The two sockets appear slightly different. They're both 5 pin but the spacing is slightly wider on one connector. Also, the socket shape is different. One is square edged and the other is slightly wedge shaped. So the big question is:

Should it have come with a programming cable?

What is the correct description for each cable?

Do you have them in stock, with ID numbers?
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Re: Arduino Due USB Sockets

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:17 pm

The Due does not come with a programming cable. We have USB Micro B cables to fit: https://www.adafruit.com/products/592
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Re: Arduino Due USB Sockets

by Arctic_Eddie on Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:53 pm

Are the two USB sockets the same type? Mine appear slightly different.

If they're the same then the "USB OTG Host Cable - MicroB OTG male to A female -
ID: 1099" along with the cable you mention should cover all uses of the two sockets.
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Re: Arduino Due USB Sockets

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:17 pm

One socket is a type B, the other is a type AB. The B type plug will fit both.
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Re: Arduino Due USB Sockets

by duckyvirus on Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:22 pm

as much as i love my DUE, and how convenient the OTG tries to be, they made it backwards, its 90degree design makes it impossible to nicely have the PC plugged into the atmega "programming" interface and a device into the "native" interface.

I hope this is something someone addresses soon as i wound up just cutting off the 90degree and splicing another straight in its place.

I would like to point out that the native port CAN be used to program, but it cannot be used as a serial terminal into the atmega.
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