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OSEPP FTDI Breakout Board

What You Need

●      USB to mini-USB cable

●      FTDI drivers (http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm)

 

Installing the drivers (do this before plugging into PC/Mac):

  1. Download the FTDI Virtual COM Port (VCP) drivers from the website listed above
  2. Install the drivers by following the installation guide at http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/InstallGuides.htm

 

Connecting the FTDI breakout board to OSEPP and Arduino boards:

  1. If connecting to a board with 1×6 male pin headers, simple connect the 1×6 female connector to the pin headers. If connecting to a board with pinholes, insert a 1×6 male pin header into the 1×6 female connector, then connect to the board. When connecting the FTDI breakout board, make sure the pin signals match up to the target board’s pin signals, e.g., GND should go to GND, CTS should go to CTS, and so on. Also, make sure the connection is secure.
  2. Place the jumper on the FTDI breakout board to select either 3.3 or 5 V VCC to match that of your target board’s VCC
  3. Connect USB cable to PC/Mac
  4. Connect other end into the FTDI breakout board

 

Using the FTDI breakout board on a breadboard:

  1. Solder the 1×6 male pin headers to each of the 1×6 pinholes on the two sides of the FTDI board
  2. Place the FTDI breakout board onto a breadboard and make appropriate connections
  3. Place the jumper on the FTDI breakout board to select either 3.3 or 5 V VCC to match that of your target board’s VCC
  4. Connect USB cable to PC/Mac
  5. Connect other end into the FTDI breakout board