Programming an ESP12E module via FTDI - wiring?

Hello, I know this should be a topic with information all over the internet but for some reason I’m not able to find what I’m looking for.

I have an ESP-12e chip, which I want to program via FTDI and the Arduino IDE. I understand the process on the software side. However, I can’t seem to find any wiring setup for doing that (or the ones I’ve found are incomplete/not specific enough). I’ve found some schematics with pull up and pull down resistors but I don’t understand them fully as they were not very detailed and I thought I wouldn’t risk burning my chip without asking here first.

This is the FTDI module I’m using, it’s a standard 6 pin one with 5v/3.3v jumper.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Have a look at the schematic on this page (open the picture in a new window). I'ts a prototyping board I made. I'm using the ESP12-E module

I'm a bit new to electronic schematics and I can't quite figure this one out.

I am looking for the simplest possible setup which can get my program uploaded.

for esp01 connect tx-rx , rx-tx, and pullup pd pin. external 3.3v psu is required because those modules cant supply enough current. temporarily ground gpio0 and reset to put into program mode and start download.

john1993:
External 3.3v psu is required because those modules cant supply enough current.

I suspect a hefty capacitor - perhaps 100 µF - across the 3.3 V line may sort this out as it is very much a transient requirement.

Yes, that works, but it's for the ESP01, I've seen it around the web a lot.

If I just look for the pins with same names on the ESP12 and wire it up maybe it should work the same?

You can find the connections on github, same place where the Arduino core for the ESP8266:

Erni:
You can find the connections on github, same place where the Arduino core for the ESP8266:

Arduino/ESP_to_serial.png at master · esp8266/Arduino · GitHub

THANK YOU!!!
I've been looking for this for more than a week, still not sure how I've missed it.

You can visit this blog for steps programming ESP12E via Arduino IDE