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Can I use the ftdi232 with a mega2560 wiring it up just like its on a uno?  I noticed the baud rate changes to 115200, but is this just for the micro itself, or does it effect the ftdi chip?  Anyone ever done this? 
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The FTDI chip doesn't know about the baud rate.
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The FTDI chip doesn't know about the baud rate.
???Really???

Anyhow, there is no reason that you can not hook a FTDI up to a 2560.  The precursor Mega 1280 had just that interface.
http://arduino.cc/en/uploads/Main/arduino-mega-schematic.pdf

The pinouts are identical.  The Atmega2560 just has 128k more Flash than the Atemga1280.  Plug your FTDI Rx->Tx0(Mega) and Tx->Rx0(Mega).  Power FTDI thru the Vin and Gnd.  The Reset/DTR maybe the variable.  DTR/CTS should work through the reset pin, if not, a manual reset may be needed (hold the reset button until the FTDI Tx flashes twice).
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???Really???
I must have fallen asleep at the keyboard smiley
What I meant was "The FTDI chip doesn't know about the baud rate set for the processor."
Basically, the FTDI chip creates a com port that allows the PC to talk to the processor at the processor's speed.
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Silly me, i hooked up tx->tx and rx->rx. Thats probably why im having trouble.   I'll try to switch them today.   It kept timing out when i tried to upload. Guess that would be why.  Thanks guys!
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