FTDI Basic Breakout 3.3/5V (Arduino Compatible) (DFR0065)

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This is 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 3.3V Arduino boards. It can also be used for general serial applications. The major difference with this board is that it brings out the DTR pin as opposed to the RTS pin of the FTDI cable. The DTR pin allows an Arduino target to auto-reset when a new Sketch is downloaded.

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The labelling of TX & RX pins is incorrect and does not match the DFROBOT schematic.
The pin labelled TXO (pin5) is an input, the pin labelled RXI (pin4) is an output.
Pin 5 on the schematic is RXD & pin 4 is TXD, this is the standard for an FTDI connector (if there is such a thing as a standard)

Someone messed up when making the silk screen.

And Yes I know, in data comms TX can be an input or an output. In this case the silk screen labelling does not match the schematic and should be fixed by RFDOBOT to reduce confusion when using this board.

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Hi Jim,

Thanks heaps for pointing that out, we’ll update the product page with your findings :smiley: