UBW32-MCC-PCB-Letter

Product: 17021

All Dontronics Maximite Computer products are located at: http://www.dontronics-shop.com/the-maximite-computer.html

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UBW32-MCC-PCB-Letter

This product consists of a blank DIY "UBW32-MCC-PCB" printed circuit board, and the project is designed to convert the UBW32 board into a MaxiMite Colour Computer, designed by Geoff Graham. This "UBW32-MCC-PCB" satellite board was produced by Mick Gulovsen. Mick designed it so that kit builders could use off the shelf readily available components, so that virtually anyone should be able to solder a kit together, and get it working fairly quickly. If for any reason you needed to replace the micro, you simply replace the "USB 32-Bit Whacker – PIC32MX795 Development Board". The only surface mount device on the board is the uSD card holder. All other items are through hole design. Hopefully even novices will be able to handle the uSD card holder connections.

Also check out Geoff Graham's project pages:
The Colour Maximite
http://geoffg.net/maximite.html and specifically the Colour MMBasic for the UBW32 http://geoffg.net/ubw32.html

Dontronics sells these UBW32-MCC-PCBs for $5.95AUD plus $2AUD postage if you wish to purchase as a letter, for a total of $7.95AUD. (approx. $8USD)

So if you want to purchase a blank bare "UBW32-MCC-PCB" Printed Circuit board, and have us post it out as a letter, then this is the page for you. This doesn't include any components. We can't send components in an Air Mail letter at standard Air Mail letter rates, but we can send small printed circuit boards.
"UBW32-MCC-PCB-Letter" Order Page:
http://www.dontronics-shop.com/ubw32-mcc-pcb-letter.html

If you want to add even the simplest component, then you are on the wrong page, and need to go to:
http://www.dontronics-shop.com/ubw32-mcc-pcb.html

This product page is designed for users that simply want a bare printed circuit board and don't wish to pay a fortune for shipping, and then possibly get stuck with custom fees and other import duties.

When checking out, please make sure you make it free shipping. Yes, you have to select this.
If you don't, you will be charged shipping for your area, as all orders may not be manually scanned, so you need to tell us if you made a mistake on this free shipping selection.

Australian customers, this will be a standard post office letter.

The product on this page is a blank printed circuit board for the UBW32-MCC-PCB designed by Mick Gulovsen.

The full PDF manual, which includes schematics, assembly, and Bill Of Material files, can be found at: 
http://x2t.com/ubw32


PDF Manual Preamble by Mick Gulovsen:

When Geoff Graham first introduced his Maximite Colour Computer (MCC) to the world he announced that it was based on the same hardware as the UBW32(MX795) Pic32 Computer, in fact I believe that all his prototyping for his design was done using the UBW32. See http://geoffg.net/maximite.html

He also released to the public schematics and information on how to convert a UBW32 into an MCC. This project is almost entirely based on that design and many thanks and kudos must go to Geoff for another great Aussie design idea.

When I started out I was going to do a full MCC which includes the Arduino header footprint until I realised that this would be a reasonably large sized PCB and my thought process was that people don’t buy a UBW32 with the intention of storing it in a shoe-box. They want to mount it in a match box instead. i.e. They want it to be as small as possible. So I laid out all of the parts and cramped them together with minimal spacing and measured the board size.

I then looked for the smallest case that was also cheap that would fit. I came up with a neat little case from Takachi Electric which is available from RS Components (SW-120B P/N 373-2441), then pushed the components even more to make it fit.


Support:

If you need additional support on the above product, and you can't find the information you need in the documentation, then please contact support at the address below:


Support Forum:

http://www.thebackshed.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=16&PN=1

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UBW32-MCC-PCB

Product: 17021

All Dontronics Maximite Computer products are located at: http://www.dontronics-shop.com/the-maximite-computer.html

Prices

UBW32-MCC-PCB

This product consists of a blank DIY "UBW32-MCC-PCB" printed circuit board, and the project is designed to convert the UBW32 board into a MaxiMite Colour Computer, designed by Geoff Graham. This "UBW32-MCC-PCB" satellite board was produced by Mick Gulovsen. Mick designed it so that kit builders could use off the shelf readily available components, so that virtually anyone should be able to solder a kit together, and get it working fairly quickly. If for any reason you needed to replace the micro, you simply replace the "USB 32-Bit Whacker – PIC32MX795 Development Board". The only surface mount device on the board is the uSD card holder. All other items are through hole design. Hopefully even novices will be able to handle the uSD card holder connections.

Also check out Geoff Graham's project pages:
The Colour Maximite
http://geoffg.net/maximite.html and specifically the Colour MMBasic for the UBW32 http://geoffg.net/ubw32.html

Dontronics sells these UBW32-MCC-PCBs for $5.95AUD plus $2AUD postage if you wish to purchase as a letter, for a total of $7.95AUD. (approx. $8USD)

So if you want to purchase a blank bare "UBW32-MCC-PCB" Printed Circuit board, and have us post it out as a letter, then order from the next link. This doesn't include any components. We can't send components in an Air Mail letter at standard Air Mail letter rates, but we can send small printed circuit boards.
"UBW32-MCC-PCB-Letter" Order Page:
http://www.dontronics-shop.com/ubw32-mcc-pcb-letter.html

If you want to add even the simplest component, then you need to order from this current page:
http://www.dontronics-shop.com/ubw32-mcc-pcb.html

The product on this page is a blank printed circuit board for the UBW32-MCC-PCB designed by Mick Gulovsen.

Schematics, assembly instructions, and all other relevant files are available from this current page: http://www.dontronics-shop.com/ubw32-mcc-pcb.html

The full PDF manual, which includes schematics, assembly, and Bill Of Material files, can be found at: 
http://x2t.com/ubw32


PDF Manual Preamble by Mick Gulovsen:

When Geoff Graham first introduced his Maximite Colour Computer (MCC) to the world he announced that it was based on the same hardware as the UBW32(MX795) Pic32 Computer, in fact I believe that all his prototyping for his design was done using the UBW32. See http://geoffg.net/maximite.html

He also released to the public schematics and information on how to convert a UBW32 into an MCC. This project is almost entirely based on that design and many thanks and kudos must go to Geoff for another great Aussie design idea.

When I started out I was going to do a full MCC which includes the Arduino header footprint until I realised that this would be a reasonably large sized PCB and my thought process was that people don’t buy a UBW32 with the intention of storing it in a shoe-box. They want to mount it in a match box instead. i.e. They want it to be as small as possible. So I laid out all of the parts and cramped them together with minimal spacing and measured the board size.

I then looked for the smallest case that was also cheap that would fit. I came up with a neat little case from Takachi Electric which is available from RS Components (SW-120B P/N 373-2441), then pushed the components even more to make it fit.


Support:

If you need additional support on the above product, and you can't find the information you need in the documentation, then please contact support at the address below:


Support Forum:

http://www.thebackshed.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=16&PN=1

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Arduino Shield LCD

Arduino Shield LCD

Product: 16978

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Description

  • Product Name: LCD Shield For Arduino
  • Short Description: LCD Shield For Arduino
  • Quantity: 1   Piece
  • Package Size: 2.0 * 7.0 * 6.0 ( cm )
  • Gross Weight/Package: 0.06 ( kg )
Description
Place of Origin:
Beijing China (Mainland)
Material:
Metal
Brand Name:
DFROBOT

Directly plug onto the Arudino board, no soldering or fly-wiring needed. A 16×2 HD44780 compatible LCD, White character & Blue backlight.

This Shield uses Arudino LCD4Bit library.


Dontronics "LCD & Buttons Shield" for the DuinoMite & MaxiMite.
http://www.dontronics-shop.com/arduino-shield-lcd.html

Dontronics has the DFROBOT brand "LCD & Buttons Shield" running on both the Maximite and the DuinoMite.

However there are some small modifications that need to be done before it will work correctly.

MaxiMite & DuinoMite:
Because the Analogue to Digital inputs are +3.3V on the PIC32 chip, and the shield is designed for +5V, a single resistor must be soldered to the board to enable the 5 selectable buttons to work correctly. Pictures of adding this resistor can be seen at:

http://www.dontronics.com/max/Programs/index.php?dir=Hardware%2FDontronics%2FLCD%2F

You must use a 26 pin to shield adapter to make up a shield platform for the MaxiMite. This can be done using one of two methods.

1) Dontronics DonDuino Cross:
http://www.dontronics-shop.com/the-donduino-cross.html/

2) Olimex DuinoMite Shield Board:
http://www.dontronics-shop.com/olimex-duinomite-shield-board.html

DuinoMite:
As MM-Basic PIN(19) & PIN(20) are shared on the DuinoMite, the easiest way to overcome this problem is to remove the signals on PIN(19) and PIN(20) on the LCD shield, and replace the connections to the LCD with PIN(13) and PIN(14) on the LCD shield.

The pin isolation can be done on the shield, by two track cuts, two pin removals, or snipping two pins off.
Two jumpers then need to be done.

This isolation and jumpering can also be done on a temporary, or permanent basis, without soldering, by using the Dontronics DonDuino Patch Board:
http://www.dontronics-shop.com/the-donduino-patch.html
This is how it was tested initially without modifying the board.

Four characters need to be changed in the BASIC code for the DuinoMite to run.

All schematics, pictures, and BASIC code changes for both the MaxiMite & DuinoMite can be seen at:
http://www.dontronics.com/max/Programs/index.php?dir=Hardware%2FDontronics%2FLCD%2F

If all the hardware and software changes have been done and tested on the DuinoMite, the modified LCD shield will also run on the MaxiMite
 


Software Download:

Data and Schematics and all other relevant files are available from:
http://www.dontronics.com/max/Programs/index.php?dir=Hardware%2FDontronics%2FLCD%2F
Then Select Hardware, then Dontronics, then LCD

You will find the details there to be able to convert this LCD to operate on 3.3V A/D for the press button switches, so that it can be used on a Maximite Computer System. This conversion and code, was done by my good friend Mick Gulovsen.

http://www.dontronics.com/max/Programs/index.php?dir=Hardware%2FDontronics%2FLCD%2F


Support:

If you need additional support on the above product, and you can't find the information you need in the documentation, then please contact support at the address below:


Support Forum:
http://www.thebackshed.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=16&PN=1

 

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The DonDuino Patch

Product: 16976
All Dontronics Maximite Computer products are located at:
http://www.dontronics-shop.com/the-maximite-computer.html

Prices

http://www.dontronics.com/Duino/files/index.php?dir=Hardware%2FDontronics%2F

The DonDuino Patch and Breakout Board.

We can post off the DonDuino Patch bare printed circuit board in a letter, world wide at a very cheap rate. In fact, we will do it for an extra $2. See this Page for details:  http://www.dontronics-shop.com/donduino-patch-letter.html
 
Here is a low cost, Arduino shield addressing patch panel, that uses shunts and jumpers to cross configure all signals that drop into the Arduino shield format.

I have hunted the web, and found nothing even close to what we can achieve with "The DonDuino Patch". This isn't just for Maximite, it is also a new Arduino Shield product.

This is an all through hole design, so the user can build it easily themselves. Anyone who has done a little electronics work, should have very little trouble soldering this kit together.

The board measures 64.4mm x 47mm, 1.6mm thickness.

The Breakout Board Shield allows you to easily hookup multiple devices to your shield by simply using jumper wires. 90 degree pins means it's still stackable.

Rather than explain in detail on this page, the possible hardware combinations and uses, that The DonDuino Patch can be put to,  it will be easier to tell the story with pictures. When I get the boards, and have them assembled, we will add the pictures. In the meantime, you can check for additional information at:
http://www.dontronics.com/Duino/files/index.php?dir=Hardware%2FDontronics%2F

Prices: I have set up prices starting at $5.95 for a PCB only, to $16.95 for a full kit:

Bare DonDuino Patch PCB: $5.95AUD
Bare DonDuino Patch PCB

Bundle A: $9.45AUD
Includes the Bare Board plus the set of four Female Header Pins. 2 x 8 pin, 2 x 6 pin, plus a 30 pin single row Male Header, that can be cut into 2 x 8 pin, and 2 x 6 pin male headers.

Note *** These Female Headers are not Shield Stacker pins, they are standard Female Header Pins.
Plus a Dual-64pin R/A Male connector that has 32 pins by 2 rows. 
This R/A connector will allow you to cut it into sections of two groups of 8 x 2 pins, and two groups of 6 x 2 pins.

Bundle B: $15.45AUD
Includes Bundle A, plus a set (10) of 50mm Female to Female Jumpers, and a set (10) of 100mm Female to Female Jumpers.

Bundle C: $16.95AUD
Includes Bundle B, plus a pack of 20 * Shunts or Test Links.

If you require additional headers for any reason, there are plenty to select from at:
http://www.dontronics-shop.com/the-maximite-computer.html


The Maximite Computer, and its features can be seen at: http://geoffg.net/maximite.html


Schematics

Schematics and all other relevant files are available from:
http://www.dontronics.com/Duino/files/index.php?dir=Hardware%2FDontronics%2F
Then Select Hardware, then Dontronics, then DonDuino Patch.


Support:

If you need additional support on the above product, and you can't find the information you need in the documentation, then please contact support at the address below:


Support Forum:
http://www.thebackshed.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=16&PN=1

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The DonDuino Cross

Product: 16972
All Dontronics Maximite Computer products are located at:
http://www.dontronics-shop.com/the-maximite-computer.html

Prices

NOTE **** Shield Adapter Boards:
Dontronics DonDuino Cross was designed for the Maximite, however it will also work on the DuinoMite.
DuinoMite-Shield Board was designed for the for the DuinoMite range from Olimex,
however it will also work on the MaxiMite.

The DonDuino Cross has the advantage of being able to be plugged into the MaxiMite or DuinoMite in a variety of ways, as it has multiple bus connections. It also has the advantage of being able to have parallel shield stacks, so that a grid of shields can be made, by simply plugging these units together. This could be used in development where you have two shields that will only work as a top board , meaning there are no more female pins going up. It allows easy access to multiple boards for testing and development.

The DonDuino Cross

We can post off the DonDuino Cross bare printed circuit board in a letter, world wide at a very cheap rate. In fact, we will do it for an extra $2. See this Page for details:  http://www.dontronics-shop.com/donduino-cross-letter.html
 
This is a Maximite 26 pin IDC I/O connector to Arduino Shield Converter Board.

This is an all through hole design, so the user can build it easily themselves. Anyone who has done a little electronics work, should have very little trouble soldering this kit together.

The board measures 67mm x 68.6mm, 1.6mm thickness.

Hardware and software will be the full responsibility of the user, as there are no guarantees on compatibility, or support of the Arduino Shields, so you are on your own.

Rather than explain in detail on this page, the possible hardware combinations and uses, that The DonDuino Cross can be put to,  it will be easier to tell the story with pictures. When I get the boards, and have them assembled, we will add the pictures. In the meantime, you can check for additional information at:
http://www.dontronics.com/Duino/files/index.php?dir=Hardware%2FDontronics%2F

Prices: I have set up prices starting at $5.95 for a PCB only, to $17.45 for a full kit:

Bare DonDuino Cross PCB: $5.95AUD
Bare DonDuino Cross PCB

Bundle A: $9.95AUD
Bare DonDuino Cross Printed Circuit Board, plus a 26 pin 10cm IDC Female to Female header cable.

Bundle B: $11.45AUD
Includes Bundle A plus the set of four Female Header Pins. 2 x 8 pin, 2 x 6 pin.
Note *** These are not Shield Stacker pins, they are Female Header Pins.

Bundle C: $17.45AUD
Includes Bundles B, plus two 26 pin R/A Female Headers, and two 26 pin R/A Male Headers.

The Bundled kits do not include the three LEDs, the three Resistors, the diode D1, or the 2 pin R/A header for VIN.

If you require additional headers, there are plenty to select from at:
http://www.dontronics-shop.com/the-maximite-computer.html


Assembly Hints:

These instructions are aimed at experienced electronics kit builders. The level isn't high for this board, but you do need the basic skills.

1) The LEDs shown in the pictures are 5mm bent over at right angles. Initially we felt that they may foul with stacked boards, but the chances are they will be clear, however after bending them over at right angles, we found minor problems when we tried to plug two Cross boards together in various arrangements. The simple answer is to install 3mm LEDs straight into the board.

The three LEDs, the three Resistors, the diode D1, and the 2 pin R/A header for VIN. These do not need to be fitted, and are optional. They are not supplied in any of the bundles. It would be expected that the average kit builder would have these, or chase them up if they are required.

Use 3mm Leds. Diode is 1N4004, or similar.
R1 330 Ohms for Red LED +5V
R2 120 Ohms for Green LED +3.3V
R3 680 Ohms for Yellow LED +9V

2) Lift the female R/A 26 pin connectors as high as you can from the cross board, when you solder them in. The helps to align the two printed circuit boards closer to being level with each other.

3) Under most conditions, you will have to snip off the legs of the stacker pins, once you solder them into the board. This seems a real shame. As we don't yet have cheap female single row headers in the correct length, using the stacker pins is possibly the quickest and cheapest solution. You could get a couple of 30 pin female single row header pins from: http://www.dontronics-shop.com/simmstick-female-header-pins.html and cut these into 6 and 8 pin headers, but as these will cost you $4, there isn't much of an advantage, but it would allow you to save your stacker pins for another project.


Pictures Below:

Picture One:

DonDuino Cross plugged straight into a Maximite main board using one of the female headers of the cross.  This works fine, but doesn't allow you to plug a standard USB plug into the Maximite.

Picture Two:

DonDuino Cross plugged in via a standard 10cm female to female cable. As you can see, you need to twist the cable over by 180 degrees to do this. With sharp twists as shown in the picture, this reduces the length of the cable to about 5cm. I am told, if you split the cable down the centre with a sharp knife, you can twist the cable, and use a cable tie to make a very neat job out of it.

Picture Three:

This is a mock up of a Maximite EV board with a DonDuino Cross mounted on top, and an Ebay $16 LCD (including postage) Arduino shield sitting on top. You must solder a female connector on the underside of one of the male positions of the DonDuino Cross board to do this.

Picture Four:

A  female to female standard 10cm cable coming out of the back  of your Maximite case. You sit your DonDuino Cross board on top of your case. We feel this could be the most commonly used location for the Cross. Picture is shown with an LCD Arduino shield fitted to the cross.

Picture Five:

Almost a fun picture, but if you get two identical shields with no pins to support an above shield, this will get you out of trouble. This should have many uses that we haven't even thought about yet, but I know users will be able to make very good use of a system that is so flexible.

All feed back welcome.


The Maximite Computer, and its features can be seen at: http://geoffg.net/maximite.html


Software Download:

All software can be downloaded from: http://geoffg.net/maximite.html

Schematics and all other relevant files are available from:
http://www.dontronics.com/Duino/files/index.php?dir=Hardware%2FDontronics%2F
Then Select Hardware, then Dontronics, then DonDuino Cross.


Support:

If you need additional support on the above product, and you can't find the information you need in the documentation, then please contact support at the address below:


Support Forum:
http://www.thebackshed.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=16&PN=1

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USB-RS232-CHN

Product: 17033 Free Australian Postage included in the price.
Guaranteed to be 100% FTDI Compatible. Will run the latest drivers
Prices

The USB-RS232-CHN is a Chinese Economy version of our popular Easysync cables US232-10 (10cm) and US232R-100 (100cm).

It has only one cable length of 1.8 meters, and doesn't have the build quality of the FTDI built Easysync cables. There are no data LEDs, and it has no special packaging, just a plastic bag, but is guaranteed to work on the latest FTDI drivers.

  • Uses the popular FTDI chipset.
  • Provides the connection between USB and the traditional RS-232 serial port
  • Works with cellular phones, PDA, digital cameras, modems, and others
  • 1.8 Meter cable length
  • Supports the RS-232 serial interface (standard 9-pin serial)
  • Supports automatic handshake mode
  • USB full speed communication and bus-powered
  • Single cable USB to serial communication
  • Easy installation
  • Hex Nut Connector. (Same as Easysyncs)

NOTE Windows 7 and 8 Users:

If you simply plug in the FTDI device, you should find that the drivers will auto-install.

You will find the drivers for all other systems at: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm This includes Windows 8, and all other Windows Versions, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows CE. See the above URL address for full version information.


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DonDuino Patch Letter

Please Note*** This price is for two blank PCBs posted in the one letter.
Yes, you get two boards.

 

Product: 16977
All Dontronics Maximite Computer products are located at:
http://www.dontronics-shop.com/the-maximite-computer.html

http://www.dontronics.com/Duino/files/index.php?dir=Hardware%2FDontronics%2F

The DonDuino Patch Letter.

We can post off the DonDuino Patch bare printed circuit board in a letter, world wide at a very cheap rate. In fact, we will do it for an extra $2.

So if you want to purchase a blank bare "DonDuino Patch" Printed Circuit board, and have us post it out as a letter, then this is the page for you. This doesn't include any components. We can't send components in an Air Mail letter at standard Air Mail letter rates, but we can send small printed ciruit boards.

If you want to add even the simplest component, then you are on the wrong page, and need to go to:
http://www.dontronics-shop.com/the-donduino-patch.html

This product page is designed for users that simply want a bare printed circuit board and don't wish to pay a fortune for shipping, and then possibly get stuck with custom fees and other import duties.

When checking out, please make sure you make it free shipping. Yes, you have to select this.
If you don't, you will be charged shipping for your area, as all orders may not be manually scanned, so you need to tell us if you made a mistake on this free shipping selection.


Australian customers, this will be a standard post office letter.


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DonDuino Cross Letter

Please Note*** This price is for two blank PCBs posted in the one letter.
Yes, you get two boards.

 

Product: 16975
All Dontronics Maximite Computer products are located at:
http://www.dontronics-shop.com/the-maximite-computer.html

http://www.dontronics.com/Duino/files/index.php?dir=Hardware%2FDontronics%2F
 

NOTE **** Shield Adapter Boards:
Dontronics DonDuino Cross was designed for the Maximite, however it will also work on the DuinoMite.
DuinoMite-Shield Board was designed for the for the DuinoMite range from Olimex,
however it will also work on the MaxiMite.

The DonDuino Cross has the advantage of being able to be plugged into the MaxiMite or DuinoMite in a variety of ways, as it has multiple bus connections. It also has the advantage of being able to have parallel shield stacks, so that a grid of shields can be made, by simply plugging these units together. This could be used in development where you have two shields that will only work as a top board , meaning there are no more female pins going up. It allows easy access to multiple boards for testing and development.

The DonDuino Cross Letter.

We can post off the DonDuino Cross bare printed circuit board in a letter, world wide at a very cheap rate. In fact, we will do it for an extra $2.

So if you want to purchase a blank bare "DonDuino Cross" Printed Circuit board, and have us post it out as a letter, then this is the page for you. This doesn't include any components. We can't send components in an Air Mail letter at standard Air Mail letter rates, but we can send small printed ciruit boards.

If you want to add even the simplest component, then you are on the wrong page, and need to go to:
http://www.dontronics-shop.com/the-donduino-cross.html

This product page is designed for users that simply want a bare printed circuit board and don't wish to pay a fortune for shipping, and then possibly get stuck with custom fees and other import duties.

When checking out, please make sure you make it free shipping. Yes, you have to select this.
If you don't, you will be charged shipping for your area, as all orders may not be manually scanned, so you need to tell us if you made a mistake on this free shipping selection.


Australian customers, this will be a standard post office letter.


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TTL-232R-5V-Buggy

TTL-232R-5V-Buggy

******Warning Buggy Chips******
There have been batches of cheap Chinese cables doing the rounds of Ebay and other retail outlets, and a small amount have turned up in our stock. The main difference is that you must use old FTDI drivers to get these cables to work. The driver information is given below:

See: http://www.dontronics-shop.com/usb-communication-problem-ftdi-ft232r-1213-c-bug-and-workaround.html

These cables are guaranteed to run on the FTDI driver V2.08.14.0 as given in the link above.

It is easier to sell these off at very cheap prices as a buggy chip, rather than run extensive tests on the current suspicious stock. You may get a good one that works with the latest drivers, or you may get a buggy one that requires you to run an old version of the driver.

We have plenty of new stock of these cables which are guaranteed to run the very latest version of FTDI drivers.
See:

TTL-232R-5V
TTL-232R-5V-AJ
TTL-232R-3V3

TTL-232R-3V3-AJ

This product is the 5 Volt Version

Prices | Support | Upgraded your Operating System?

See also TTL-232R-3V3

Need a TTL-232R-5V-WE? Just cut the connector off this one.

If for any reason there is no Voltage label on the cable, then the above pictures show you how to identify them. The plastic inside the connector housing will be black for 3.3 Volts, and white for 5 Volts.

You can also test the voltage by plugging the unit into a USB port and measuring the voltage between Ground and any data pin.

External Product links to this page:
How to connect a laptop to a subaru.
THE EQMOD PROJECT    EQDIRECT VENDORS:
An alternative to the EQDIR from shoestring (cheaper & neater)
Instructions to build an interface to flash the 2002-2007 Busa ECU

NOTE Windows 7 and 8 Users:
If you simply plug in the FTDI device, you should find that the drivers will auto-install.

You will find the drivers for all other systems at: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm This includes Windows 8, and all other Windows Versions, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows CE. See the above URL address for full version information.

The TTL-232R is a USB to Serial (TTL level) converter cable which allows for a simple way to connect TTL interface devices to USB.

The TTL-232R uses a FT232RQ device which is housed inside the USB 'A' connector, and is terminated at the end of a 1.8 meter cable with a 0.1" pitch header socket which provided access to transmit (Tx), receive (Rx), RTS#, CTS#, Vcc (5V), and GND.

The TTL-232R is fully RoHS compliant and is supplied loose packed in an anti-static bag. It is FCC and CE approved.


Re: USB/Serial cable for EQMOD/ASCOM software and Skywatcher NEQ6Pro mount

Hi Don All good - thanks! I have successfully used your cable to connect my Win 7 laptop to my Skywatcher EQ6Pro mount.
All I needed to do was replace the 6-way header plug with a DB9 male plug.
I connected the Black lead to DB9 pins 4 & 5, The Orange lead to pin 6 and the Yellow lead to pin 9.
It works perfectly! You may even wish to include that info on the TTL-232R-5V USB converter page?
Thanks and kind regards JOHN COOPER

How to Program a PICaxe with any FTDI cable

Current suitable FTDI FT232Rx 5V Cables, and boards stocked:

FTDI:
TTL-232R-5V-AJ
TTL-232R-5V
FTDI MM232R module
FTDI UM232R module

Droids:
990004 XBee USB to Serial Micro Converter
 



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TTL-232R-3V3-AJ-Buggy

TTL-232R-3V3-AJ-Buggy

******Warning Buggy Chips******
There have been batches of cheap Chinese cables doing the rounds of Ebay and other retail outlets, and a small amount have turned up in our stock. The main difference is that you must use old FTDI drivers to get these cables to work. The driver information is given below:

See: http://www.dontronics-shop.com/usb-communication-problem-ftdi-ft232r-1213-c-bug-and-workaround.html

It is easier to sell these off at very cheap prices as a buggy chip, rather than run extensive tests on the current suspicious stock. You may get a good one that works with the latest drivers, or you may get a buggy one that requires you to run an old version of the driver.

We have plenty of new stock of these cables which are guaranteed to run the very latest version of FTDI drivers.
See:

TTL-232R-5V
TTL-232R-5V-AJ
TTL-232R-3V3

TTL-232R-3V3-AJ

This product is the 3.3 Volt Version

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See also TTL-232R-AJ

If for any reason there is no Voltage label on the cable, then the above pictures show you how to identify them. The plastic inside the connector housing will be black for 3.3 Volts, and white for 5 Volts.

You can also test the voltage by plugging the unit into a USB port and measuring the voltage between Ground and any data pin.


Need a TTL-232R-5V-WE or a TTL-232R-3V3-WE cable? All Audio Jack type cables have 6 colour coded wires inside, so all you need to do is cut the AJ connector off, and strip the sheathing back to the required length.

See the color coded table at: http://www.dontronics-shop.com/files/d_2299.jpg


The TTL-232R-3V3-AJ ("audio jack") is a USB to Serial (TTL level) converter cable which allows for a simple way to connect TTL serial interface devices to USB. This version of FTDI's USB to TTL serial adapter cable uses a 3.5mm audio jack on the serial interface and has it's I/O pins configured to operate at 3.3V levels.

The TTL-232R-3V3-AJ uses a FT232RQ device which is housed inside the USB 'A' connector, and is terminated at the end of a 1.8 m (70") cable with a 3.5 mm audio jack which provides access to transmit (Tx), receive (Rx), and GND signals.

The TTL-232R-3V3-AJ is fully RoHS compliant and is supplied loose packed in an anti-static bag. It is FCC and CE approved.

NOTE Window 7 Users:
If you simply plug in the FTDI device, you should find that the drivers will auto-install.

You will find the drivers for all other systems at: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm This includes Windows 8, and all other Windows Versions, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows CE. See the above URL address for full version information.



Support:

1) Do you need additional support on this product?
2) You can't find the information you need in the documentation?
3) You have upgraded your operating system, and the current software doesn't cover it?
4) You need the driver software?
5) You need a list of the Operating Systems this product will operate with? (Covers virtually everything).
6) Any questions not covered in the above list?

Then please click here.

 


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This product is the 3.3 Volt Version
 

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