Cables and Cabling Configurations

NVIDIA BlueField BF1600 InfiniBand/Ethernet Controller Card User Manual

Debugging or bringing up the card required the use of a USB-to-UART cable that is included in the package contents. Upon inspection, there is a USB connector with USB 2.0 full speed compatibility and 3 single pole 0.1m pitch header that connects to a serial port on the Controller Card. The following figure shows an example of a USB-to-UART Cable, and the table provides the cable signal description.

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UART Cable Color Legend and Description

Color

Signal

Description

Black

GND

Device ground supply pin. Connects to the Controller Card ground pin

Yellow

RXD

Receive Asynchronous Data input. Connects to TXD output on Controller Card

Orange

TXD

Transmit Asynchronous Data output. Connects to RXD input on Controller Card

UART Cable Connected to BF1600 Card

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Debugging and loading new versions of the operating systems and firmware requires the use of Type A to Type B USB 2.0 Cable. The following figure shows an example of Type A to Type V USB Cable.

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