FT-X breakout boards

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FT-X breakout boards

Post by stratosfear » Thu May 24, 2012 5:58 pm

FTDI's new FT-X devices, http://www.ftdichip.com/FT-X.htm, ought to be great candidates for breakout boards. The FT230X and FT231X would replace the FT232RL in most cases, just smaller and cheaper.


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Re: FT-X breakout boards

Post by MichaelN » Thu May 24, 2012 7:57 pm

If you look further down the page you linked to, FTDI already make breakout boards. These are less than $10 at Digikey, so not sure why Sparkfun would bother making their own. Would be nice if Sparkfun stocked them though.

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Re: FT-X breakout boards

Post by macegr » Tue May 29, 2012 3:09 pm

I can at least verify that the FT230X works beautifully for an Arduino bootloader on a 3.3V system, since avrdude now pulses both DTR and RTS for reset.

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Re: FT-X breakout boards

Post by jimpar » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:52 pm

There's a super-small MicroUSB FT230X breakout available at http://jim.sh/ftx/. It's open hardware, so Sparkfun could use the design if they'd like.

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