Here we have a basic breakout board for the FTDI FT232RL USB to serial IC.
The pinout of this board matches the FTDI cable to work with official Arduino and cloned Arduino boards and can also be used for general serial applications.
This Little board brings out the DTR pin as opposed to the RTS pin of the FTDI cable which allows an Arduino target to auto-reset when a new Sketch is downloaded. This is a really nice feature to have and allows a sketch to be downloaded without having to hit the reset button.
This board has TX, RX, and Power LEDs that make it a bit better to use over the FTDI cable. You can actually see serial traffic on the LEDs to verify if the board is working.
- TX and RX LEDs
- FTDI FT232RL Breakout
- DTR pin Auto Reset
- Voltage selector switch. 3V or 5V
- Includes over-current protection, using a 500ma self-restoring fuse
- 1 x FTDI Board
- 1 x mini-usb cable