I have a cable having a DB 9 male at one end and a female at another end. I will be using this cable to connect BeagleBoard Xm ver C1 to the serial port of my PC. I understand the pins with respect to the following image:
Now this document says that I must have a Straight-through Serial cable....
The BeagleBoard-xM provides a female DB9 port and requires a serial cable to connect the console to your host system. Use a straight-through (not null-modem) cable.
I have checked that as per the above image, pins are shorted like this: 1-1, 2-2,3-3, 4-4, 5-5 and so on.
Does that means my cable is a straight-through cable as required?
Another resource is here that explains the type of cable I must have:
Serial Port-Related Why is there no output? Why is it not possible to type into the serial port? For original BeagleBoard, purchase the recommended serial adapter. The BeagleBoard-xM utilizes a straight-through DB9 male-to-female serial cable. Ensure that you are connecting: RX to pin 2 TX to pin 3, and GND to pin 5.
Based on this am I using the correct cable?