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Topic: Where can you buy ftdi chips. (Read 295 times) previous topic - next topic

Peter Davenport

I blew my ftdi chip on my freeduino. It is the 232p one. Where can i get  a new one.


Jun 25, 2008, 01:53 am Last Edit: Jun 25, 2008, 01:54 am by spiffed Reason: 1
Many people sell FTDI chips, including mouser and digikey, parralax, and Sparkfun. Of the lot of them, sparkfun is likely the cheapest.

Virtually all modern Arduino/Freeduino projects use the FT232RL chip, but if you can point us to the exact freeduino variant, I'm sure someone can confirm.
iDuino - MaxSerial - [url=http://spi


Actually, it's worth asking how you blew the FT232 chip, or why you believe it's blown.
iDuino - MaxSerial - [url=http://spi

Peter Davenport

I noticed after I posted this that I needed a FT232RL chip not a FT232p chip. :-[

It was blown because i held the freeduino to the board with metal screws and the screws where making a short. Also there are heat marks on the board and chip, it was not recognized by the computer, and couldn't be programed. :(

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