The Intel Galileo Development Board has a serial console port to access the boot-loader and Linux prompt. However, it is not easy to access this serial console because the connector is a stereo phone jack and the signal is the RS-232C level. With this console adapter, you can connect this non-standard serial port to your PC via USB. You can access console port without soldering.
• USB-UART Bridge: FT231X
• USB Micro-B receptacle
• Cable length: about 45cm (1.5 feet)
• VCP Driver for FT231X
• FT231X product page