Serial USB Board for Standalone

hi,

I want to program my standalone arduino using the Arduino Serial USB Board which i got from sparkfun, http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8165.

According to Arduino site, its the revised mini USB adapter, http://arduino.cc/en/Main/MiniUSB

Now my question here is,

  1. Can I use the DTR pin as shown in the circuit on arduino page to auto reset (via a capacitor).

  2. What is the purpose of the jumper given on the top?

  1. Can I use the DTR pin as shown in the circuit on arduino page to auto reset (via a capacitor).

Yes.

  1. What is the purpose of the jumper given on the top?

As shown in the schematic, the SV1 jumper will connect +5V to the power line of the output pins, or not.

hey, thanks a lot…cleared my doubts! :slight_smile: