Trying to program an atmega328 project and experiencing some issues with my FTDI to usb adapter.
The adapter is an ft232RL chip from inland, bought here: http://www.microcenter.com/product/432350/FTDI_Adapter_USB_Controller.
The interesting thing about my problem is that I can program the project fine using an arduino as an ftdi adapter. I connect the RX,TX, 5V, GND, and DTR pins on the uno to the corresponding pins on the project, and the sketch uploads successfully.
It's only when I do the exact same thing with the adapter that I reach problems, the avrdude: stk500_getsync()
Drivers are installed, the computer sees the device.
It's the only USB plugged into the computer (COM3) and is selected in the IDE.
Board selected is the Arduino UNO.
DTR is connected to the adapter via a .1 uf cap.
Again, I can program with a normal arduino as an ftdi adapter just fine, so I'm really confused. Thanks again for any help.