shorted pins

i just received my arduino NG board today in the mail and i noticed that some pins on the FTDI chip are shorted together
is the board suppose to be like that??

hi

that’s normal…

D

thanks
and sorry for being such a noob

hi

that’s ok… lok at the NG schematic, you will see a few pins that are joined together.

D

Hello

Thanks daniel for the answer :slight_smile:

please notice that EVERY single arduino is manually tested.
first the bootloader is programmed , this will catch short circuits in the processor.
then the "blink and LED " is dowloaded and this would catch problems with the USB connection

because of this we have a practically 0% returns on arduino…

more than this…

massimo