Programming Arduino Mega

Salve,
ho acquistato una Mega per superare le ristrettezze della Uno in flash e Ram, ma pensavo si collegasse alla usb come la Uno.
Niente COM.
Davvero devo usare una Uno per caricare la Mega ?
Non c'è un diverso driver da scaricare ?
Grazie.

Hi,

I thought to simple connect the usb to the new board (the previous was Uno.3) and load the program, but no COM with the Mega.

Really I have to use an Arduino Uno as an AVR ISP ?

Thanks.

Dritan

The "Arduino MEGA" uses an FTDI chip for USB-to-Serial. You need to install the FTDI drivers.

Here is the website I used to install the FTDI Drivers. It works for me.
I used it with the Mega and Nano.

http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

dritan:
the new hardware doesn't find any driver in the unzipped folder (jpg).

Perhaps you should try the "setup executable" instead:
http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/CDM/CDM%20v2.10.00%20WHQL%20Certified.exe