Sunday, November 17, 2013

FT231X Breakout

This is a breakout board for FTDI's latest USB-to-Serial bridge, the FT231X. This one comes in a smaller package (SSOP20) and it's cheaper than its predecessor the FT232R/L, it also offers a charging detection feature, which I'm not really interested in, but anyway see this post for more details.

I've seen a couple of good breakout boards out there, but this one has a few advantages over the others,  it has a solder jumper to switch VCCIO between 3.3V and 5.0V, a 500mA PTC fuse for over-current protection and it's pin compatible with the Arduino mini programming header.


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