The internal wiring of this cable is crossed over, which ensures the correct connections will be achieved in both computer-to-computer and computer-to-device scenarios. Its primary use is driver debugging.
The pinout of this "strict" cable meets the USB 3.0 specification exactly.
The USB 3.0 specification states that pin 1 (VBUS), 2 (D-), and 3 (D+) are not connected. This means that the cable is NOT backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices.
Please note that this cable is for debugging and testing only. Windows, OS X, and Linux do not support file transfer or networking over a direct USB connection.
Information on USB 3.0 debugging can be found in this very helpful MSDN article.
This part was formerly denoted as "1692E" - you can find our other version of this cable (for plate to device connections) on product page 1692C.