This cable is designed for quick and easy CAT control and/or programming of Icom IC-781 radio using the CI-V protocol. It controls the radio’s frequency, mode, and other functions by computer. It is identical to the original Icom CT-17 cable. The power supply is done over the USB interface. The internal converter circuit board (interface) mounted inside the USB shell. The cable does not include any manuals or instructions for use. Therefore, it will be assumed that the purchaser is knowledgeable in using the cable for the applications it is designed for. Please note that we supply the hardware only, we don’t supply the programming software.