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Topic: FTDI 6x1 vs 3x2 (Read 468 times) previous topic - next topic

bigred1212


Stupid questions:


My FTDI board is the 6x1 configuration.  6 pins across.

I see the Nano's have what looks like the RX, TX etc in a 3x2 configuration. 

I don't see a 3x2 pin configuration board anywhere. 

1.  Do they exist?

2. Do I need one to be in the Nano business?  Never owned a Nano.  Just have an Uno and an Ardweeny that I use my 6x1 FTDI board to program.

DrAzzy

The 2x3 connector is an ISP header, it contains reset and the SPI pins. It's used for programming with an ISP programmer (ie, to bootload it). You do not need to use it under normal conditions.

The Nano contains a serial adapter - just plug a USB cable into the USB port. Note that most of the clones now use a CH340G serial chip, not the FT232 that the official boards did - this requires a different driver which isn't included with the IDE (since there has never been an official board that uses the CH340G); google will find it for you.

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bigred1212

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Feb 28, 2017, 05:51 am Last Edit: Feb 28, 2017, 06:21 am by bigred1212
Cool. Very helpful.

Looks like the CH34 driver might even be baked into my Linux.  Cool.

Thanks.

PS- You have some cool stuff in your store

DrAzzy

Ah - yeah if you're on Linux, CH340G drivers are built in.

Thanks :-)
ATTinyCore for x4/x5/x61/x7/x8/x41/1634/828/x313 megaTinyCore for the megaavr ATtinies - Board Manager:
http://drazzy.com/package_drazzy.com_index.json
ATtiny breakouts, mosfets, awesome prototyping board in my store http://tindie.com/stores/DrAzzy

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