Questions tagged [ftdi]

Typically refers to a specific type of device which allows raw serial communication with a PC via USB.

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Atmega328P burn bootloader with FTDI

I need your help. I am using Arduino ProMini in my project. In project board there is Atmega328P which doesn't have Arduino bootloader, and Atmega328P RXD, TXD pins are connected to FTDI Basic(...
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How to use FTDI to program Lilypad Arduino?

I am trying to upload a basic Blink code from my computer to Arduino Lilypad contains Atmega 328. While my Blink codes are uploading, FTDI 1402-C CN480661 FT232RL module is not responding to the ...
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Can't get Ubuntu to see FTDI cable for breadboarding Arduino project

I am in the process of breadboarding an Arduino for a project and am using my FTDI Serial cable Adafruit FTDI Cable (tested working on Windows 7). I have also tested the breadboarded Arduino ...
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Using Arduino UNO as FTDI programmer for 9DOF Razor IMU

I am trying to upload some code to the ATmega328 on Sparkfun's 9DOF Razor IMU. Because I don't have an FTDI board at hand I was trying to use my UNO by "grounding" the RESET pin. Communicating with ...
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FTDI breakout connection

I have been successfully programming UNO boards. I wanted to transfer the project to a Pro Mini. I am using a FTDI breakout. It wouldn't show the device port. I found the device driver I was using was ...
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My mega only works on 1.0.1 IDE

My mega usb/serial adapter died some time ago, so I bought an external FTDI programer wich I got working on 1.0.1 IDE. I can load any program to the mega, even complex led matrix driver I wrote myself ...
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Programming an ATMEGA2560 using FTDI

I want to know how exactly do I program (upload arduino sketches) an ATMEGA2560 which is boot loaded with an Arduino Bootloader using a FTDI programmer and an Arduino IDE, is there any capacitors/...
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I can upload via USB but not FTDI

I have a Adafruit Pro Trinket. I'm having issues getting GPS and and SD card working together. The trinket can be connected via USB but there is no serial connection do debugging my program is hard. ...
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Arduino not detected On El Capitan Public Beta 6

Since I updated to El Capitan Public Beta, my Arduino Uno doesn't show up in the serial devices list. The System Information utility shows an Arduino connected on the USB port (as 'Communication ...
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Adafruit Trinket & Ultimate GPS & Google Earth Realtime

I'm using a 5v Pro Trinket that has an Adafruit Ultimate GPS connected and is connected over serial to my laptop. I am not using any fancy parsing code, I'm just letting the GPS spit out the raw data. ...
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BLE Mate 2 bluetooth module to Arduino Uno without FTDI SmartBasic

So I'm trying to hook up this BLE breakout board to an Arduino Uno. SparkFun has a hookup guide which seems to be great for someone who has an FTDI SmartBasic that is mentioned in the article. I don't ...
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Find number of RX and TX-pin on ArduiMu

I've got an Arduino V3+ and need to find the correct PIN number for its RX and TX-pin on the FTDI-connector. How can I find out the correct number of them to use them with the SoftwareSerial-library? ...
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Arduino Serial Monitor shows strange ASCII characters

I connected an ArduiMU v3+ via a FTDI-cable to my Mac (OS X 10.10) (latest VC FTDI driver is installed and loaded). Inside the Arduino-software the Serial Monitor (monitoring /dev/cu.usbserial-...
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FTDI Adjustable 3v3/5v only outputs 5v

I bought the below FTDI programmer for use with my 3v3 arduino pro mini. But even when the switch is set to 3v3 it is powering the board with 5v, (hence the IO voltage is also 5v). Note that when the ...
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Simulate a FTDI using an Arduino UNO

I'm looking to directly program an ESP8266 WiFi Module with out using a FTDI (USB-Serial interface) as suggested in this excelent tutorial. The real purpose is to have access to the GPIO ports of the ...
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Can the Arduino Due be used as a serial to USB converter?

The Arduino due exclusively runs on 3.3V, so I am wondering if this can be used as a USB to serial converter just like the Arduino Uno could, or do you need to do level shifting?? Will I ruin the ...
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what ftdi windows driver for arduino nano

at http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm they seem to divide chips into two categories, FT4222H vs. D2XX driver. What's the correct for a arduino nano?
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FTDI Cable to bypass USB for Arduino (Blend Micro) Programming

I bought a Blend Micro (an Arduino Micro with Bluetooth) a few months ago, and after my first experimentation with uploading the Blink sketch something went wrong with the USB connection--it would ...
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Regarding the USB port, what is the difference between Uno/Mega and the older boards?

I would like to know what the exact difference is between the Uno and Mega boards and the older boards (Duemilanove, Diecimila, etc.). Why do I need to install a FTDI driver for the older boards, and ...
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Programming ATmega2560 processor with FTDI instead of ATmega32

Has anyone tried to program an ATmega2560 with an FTDI chip as is done in the Arduino Nano (this is for a custom design). Will it work?
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Device manager sees my nano as FT232 USB UART not as COM port

Until yesterday I had 2 arduino nanos (atmega328, 16Mhz, 5V), and they worked fine,when I changed the cable and was able to upload code to them. Then I tried to make a breadboard arduino, but my PC (...
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unable to install usbserial driver for GPRS shield with mac air vs. 10.9

Despite all my efforts and web crawling I can not install the necessary driver to connect my Arduino uno R3 to the GPRS shield from seeedstudio. I have attempted downloading the VCP driver from http://...
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One FTDI on Three Atmega

I'm doing a schematic for an arduino project-based and I can not proceed. I'm facing a problem which I have no idea how can I solve it so that's the reason I'm writing back to you. The thing is: I ...
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Home-made Arduino not receiving data

Me and my friend recently built a Breadboard Arduino. It switches on fine, and the LED changes a bit. I have added a 5V FTDI cable, but it wouldn't upload, trying to fix this, I used my friends 5V ...
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5V FTDI cable for Arduimu V3

I just recently bought an Arduimu v3. Rather annoyingly they did not supply an FTDI cable. I'm going for an FTDI cable where the I/O pins are configured to operate at 5v. I assume this is the right ...
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USB BUB II - Misconnection and no longer uploads

I accidentally misconnected a USB BUB II to a Arduino RBBB (atmega 328), and it no longer uploads code. Here are the symptoms, I think the BUB II is fried. I am using Ubuntu 14.10. Code won't upload ...
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atmega328p on breadboard using ftdi to upload sketches @8mhz 3.3v

I'm having trouble getting the atmega328p chip to upload sketches using my ftdi. It always comes up with an error saying not in sync. I have an 8Mhz crystal with 22pf capacitors. The weird thing is I ...
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How to connect Arduino Pro Mini with PC?

I'm about to buy Arduino Pro Mini (http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardProMini). As far as I can see it requires FTDI or similar circuit to program it. Should FTDI be present for communication with ...
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How do you directly connect two hardware serial ports? [closed]

So I have a Gboard Pro (http://wiki.iteadstudio.com/Gboard_Pro) and I need to update the firmware on the SIM900 chip. The SIM900 chip is connected to hardware serial 2 (PINS 16/17 of the Mega) which I ...
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Cannot upload program to Arduino Duemilanove w/ Atmega328

This is the error I receive while trying to upload to the Arduino. I have installed FTDI drivers for mac. (http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP/MacOSX/FTDIUSBSerialDriver_v2_2_18.dmg) The board is ...
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FTDI and 16u2 (Uno) Baud rate limitations

I'm trying to test the maximum speed at which I can send data to an Arduino based on the ATMega328p, using a USB to Serial converter like the FT232RL or the ATMega16u2 that is used on the Uno. I've ...

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