This board converts a USB connection into 5 volt TX and RX that you can connect straight to the Arduino Mini or other microcontrollers, allowing them to talk to the computer. It is based on the FT232RL chip from FTDI.
Description: This is the newest revision of our FTDI Basic. We use a SMD 6-pin header on the bottom, which makes it smaller and more compact. Functionality has remained the same.
This is a basic breakout board for the FTDI FT232RL USB to serial IC. The pinout of this board matches the FTDI cable to work with official Arduino and cloned 5V Arduino boards. It can also be used for general serial applications. The major difference with this board is that it brings out the DTR pin as opposed to the RTS pin of the FTDI cable. The DTR pin allows an Arduino target to auto-reset when a new Sketch is downloaded. This is a really nice feature to have and allows a sketch to be downloaded without having to hit the reset button. This board will auto reset any Arduino board that has the reset pin brought out to a 6-pin connector.
The pins labeled BLK and GRN correspond to the colored wires on the FTDI cable. The black wire on the FTDI cable is GND, green is CTS. Use these BLK and GRN pins to align the FTDI basic board with your Arduino target.
This board has TX and RX LEDs that make it a bit better to use over the FTDI cable. You can actually see serial traffic on the LEDs to verify if the board is working.
Now, I need help
I can not get in contact with the GUI program. Can see the port such as usb 10 and choose the port but not correctly connect to programme and FC. This problem is windows 7
If I try on a windows xp it running correctly
I've tried with the myriad of FTDI drivers for windows 7. Nothing helps
can you help?
Can't find it as well, when I just cut the pwr trace the leds blink (device not working) and the power pinout for output marked as 5v is still outputting 5v, couldn't find any mod for this please help before I just throuw it, for everything I need it for is 3.3v
a jumper on the back of the board that allows the board to be configured to either 3.3V or 5V (both power output and IO level). This board ships default to 5V, but you can cut the default trace and add a solder jumper if you need to switch to www.link this mod is more akin to Arduino boards that run 3.3v. But you can find both 5v and 3.3v FTDI breakouts.
have actually seen the board? i have it, and now have another 3.3v ftdi, the other one has indeed 3 point on the back the middle one connect to one of the other on the sides, one for 3.3 and one for 5v, look at this item picture, only 2 point to the jumper, no simple 3.3v mod, but the chip does support it so its probable probably, justxnot with a simple jumper.
You'll need the programmer you linked to, and depending on what it is you're programing, you may find this handy (Atmel Atmega Socket Firmware Flashing Tool): *******rcsearch.info/hobbyking/buddy/?u=MattB
When I plugged this device into my Windows 7 64 bit laptop it started to install then failed. Do I need to download a driver for this? If so where do I get them? I wanted to use this device to change the buad rate on my blue tooth for my mega board. majik01 you usually know the answers can you give me some insight? Thanks in advance. It was not connected to anything when I plugged it in.
Question ,can this be used to read the information that's coming out of the Turnigy Accucel-8 150W 7A Balancer/Charger usb port ?
There is info coming out of the usb port only there is no way I know to read it ,I have used LogView but that's not working,I need some kind of translator, can I use this for that job ?
I know that the red wire coming from the charger's
usb port is ground and the green wire is the signal
carrier ( if you cut a mini usb cable)then the question is where to connect these two on the FTDI Adapter.
Thanks for your answer !
If you want to flash KK or similar multicopter boards based on Atmel chips, you better use the 'USBasp AVR Programming Device for ATMEL proccessors' HK ID: ID: 9171000003.
The FTDI adapter is for Arduino-like boards.
The description says "We use a SMD 6-pin header on the bottom" but the photo shows a through-hole header not an SMD one. The previous photo for this product (which no longer exists) did show an SMD header. So does this FTDI programmer have an SMD header or not?
This thing is for connecting your computer to an arduino board via USB, not all arduino board need to use this FTDI, an Arduino Pro Mini need this FTDI, usually Multiwii based flight controller need this FTDI
you can start understanding arduino here *******arduino.cc/ arduino basically is a electronic board with microcontroller IC within, you can program it whatever you want, for us (multirotor guys), we can program it to become multirotor flight controller. FTDI is like a converter to some tipe of arduino board (example : arduino pro mini ), it's like bridge from USB to arduino board. You will more easily understand if you have IT or Electrical engineering knowledge.
Basically this a USB to RS232(USART) protocol converter but instead of normal RS232 Signal levels (-3V to -25V for 1's and 3V to 25V for 0's) on the USART Side, this device RX/TX are TTL Level means 5V for 1's and 0V for 0's. You can use this device in many electronic applications/projects that needs serial link to your PC. One example is communication with your arduino serially using RS232 protocol (with the right software and Firmware).
You don't need this FTDI with arduino UNO, because your arduino UNO have built in USB to RS232 converter. I think in the future Hobbyking will make an multiwii based flight controller, and usually you will need this FTDI, multiwii = arduino wii motion plus nunchuck
In genera this is a serial programming device used to load Arduino sketches to Arduino boards. But for us, this is used to load sketches to FC boards like the Multiwii variants (as one of many examples ..) This can also be used to "talk" to FC boards so it can be displayed on Graphic User Interfaces (GUI) to give pilots an idea of how the FC is performing and to change FC parameters for P I D as an example, accel calibration, radio switch to FC function setting and much more. A variant of the serial board would be the BlueTooth wireless board with a serial interface which can "talk" to the FC board but over RF with limited range. I will be not be surprised if I wake up one morning to find the BT board and dongle as "new items" ...
This BT board would be the equivalent of a FTDI module since they would be connected to the serial pin outs. BT wireless with the BT dongle, FTDI via USB cable both connected to the USB port of a PC/Laptop.
This is probably the lowest priced FTDI based serial port programmer out there. Could this be a clue as to what to expect as far as FTDI basic programmable multirotor FC boards with additional sensors? Could HK provide jumper wires for connecting the boards that have a different serial pinout? Can we also expect a more advanced board with a "power/programming" switch/jumper?
Ótimos, com bom acabamento e compatíveis com o Arduino, pois tem o pino DTR que é utilizado para o reset.
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Great and cheap little USB <-> RS232 converter (TTL voltage level). I soldered one into my Multiplex mc3030 transmitter, connected to its internal serial port. So I can backup the model memories with just o USB cable via laptop (additional software mc3030-manager required).
Just ordered more of these...