I bet the FTDI management must have thought the fake chips have helped them enough with increasing market share and now it's time to remove them.
I have. I fully understand that they wnat to protect their IP, and I support that (from now on that I'm aware of this). But I dont support that on my back.EDIT:I found a fix right here:http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f684/octopus-box-not-detect-1865577/#post10597099You have to download the Driver from the link there and then manually assign first the FTDI Bus and then the FTDI Port inf files. I did this and my Arduino IDE had no problem uploading a blink sketch. I also tried my best in this short video. I hope this will help others.Video Tutorial:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPdSKT6KdF8
If CP2102 modules like these, that have DTR broken out to a pin, were available with holes vs pins and accepted USB-B Mini or Micro cables, that'd be another option.
Quote from: CrossRoads on Oct 19, 2014, 12:21 amIf CP2102 modules like these, that have DTR broken out to a pin, were available with holes vs pins and accepted USB-B Mini or Micro cables, that'd be another option.Even better: This Cypress chip is a drop-in replacement for the FT232RL (and fakes, of course), pin-compatible: http://www.mouser.com/Search/Refine.aspx?Keyword=CY7C65213It's also less than half the price. Sooo, I just ordered five of these and five genuine FTDI chips, and all my counterfeit boards are getting the fake-ftdi chips ripped off and replaced. I'll try to remember to post back in a year and let y'all know my impressions.