The modules makes it simple to use with microcontroller's UART to to create bidirectional RS485 networks.
Typical Connections between MCU and MAX485
|TX-OUT-UART||DI - Data Input|
|RX-IN-UART||RO - Receive Output|
|TX_EN||RE-DE combined pins called as TX_EN||When MCU Wants to Transmit it makes TE_EN high, else LOW|
It's a small USB to TTL serial tool, using the CP2102 chip. You can use it to connect serial devices to your PC via USB port. These have much better driver support than PL2303 and have more features compared to the PL2303. Ideal for programming Arduino Pro Mini, etc.
Driver Available at following Direct download link
The Intel® Edison kit for Arduino is a compact computing platform that's small by design so you can easily integrate it into projects. It's primarily designed for "Internet of Things" projects and is pretty powerful for its small size.
The Edison has a bunch of features that makes it appealing for makers of all skill levels. It uses a 22 nm Intel SoC that includes a dual core, dual threaded Intel Atom CPU at 500MHz and a 32-bit Intel® Quark microcontroller which runs at 100 MHz. It's a lot of power for a board that's about the size of an LED Matrix.
The board supports 40 GPIOs and includes 1 GB LPDDR3, 4 GB EMMC, and has dual-band WiFI and BTLE. However, to get to all those pins can be a hassle without a breakout board. That's why we have this kit! The Edison kit for Arduino comes with a breakout board that supports Arduino Sketch, Linux, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Best of all, it's mostly-compatible with the Arduino Uno layout (with 4 PWM instead of 6 PWM) so you can connect your Arduino breakout boards onto the Intel board to interact with the Edison.
This Intel Arduino breakout also has an SD card connector, micro USB or standard sized USB-A connector, 6 analog inputs, and 20 ditial input/output pins, 1x UART, 1x I2C, and 1x ICSP 6-pin header (SPI) Power with 7V-15V DC input and you're ready to play with the Edison!