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ptnapivoski

Hello, guys.
Is there a reason to not provide updated drivers from FTDI?
The FTDI drivers included in Arduino IDE Installer are from 2011.
I installed updated drivers from FTDI and they work fine with my Nano.

Updated drivers: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX.htm

pert

Hello, guys.
Is there a reason to not provide updated drivers from FTDI?
The FTDI drivers included in Arduino IDE Installer are from 2011.
I installed updated drivers from FTDI and they work fine with my Nano.

Updated drivers: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX.htm
If were are ever to get official answer it will probably come here:
https://github.com/arduino/Arduino/issues/6987
so you may want to subscribe to that issue (requires a free GitHub account) to get emails notifications for any further discussion.

As was mentioned in that issue, at one point FTDI released Windows drivers which "bricked" counterfeit FT232 chips by changing their PID to 0000 (commonly known as "FTDIgate"). My understanding is that they later released another driver which did not brick but occasionally injected a warning message into the serial communication stream. I'm not sure concern for owners of counterfeit FTDI chips would prevent Arduino from updating their drivers since the boards they sell will not have counterfeit chips but certainly this would be a problem for the Arduino community, who like to use the cheap clones with questionable chips.

A more likely explanation for the outdated drivers is that the old ones work and updating to new ones will take some effort.

ptnapivoski


allanhurst

#170
Apr 27, 2018, 05:10 am Last Edit: Apr 27, 2018, 05:17 am by allanhurst
After the incredible arrogance of FTDI after FTDIgate,  avoid their chips. I wouldn't design them into any product.

See EEVblogs accurate diatribe.

CM340's do the same job. Cheaper.

FTDI were first on the scene , and made a good device . Now they're jellybeans.

Allan

allanhurst


Un4gvn

I installed Arduino 1.8.5 on my Win7 workstation and I cannot update boards like the Arduino 1.6.8 install on my Win7 laptop. I want to install the ATtinycore (Spence Konde) but the Board Manager does not list it, and several others that I have in the earlier version. Can I do this manually as I would a Library? I mostly use my laptop, but I do want to setup the workstation to be just as useful.
Zoolander Micro

Un4gvn

 :) Never mind. I found great instructions for including an additional boards manager URL. 
Zoolander Micro

ashrafunnesa



lanceh5

I have not been able to download IDE 1.8.5 for Macintosh OS.  Today is the second day trying.  The zip file will not download.  I will try getting IDE 1.8.4?

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