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Non-FTDI USB Support

Created Sat, 22 Oct 2011 03:36:30 +0000 by adilinden


Sat, 22 Oct 2011 03:36:30 +0000


Does the IDE and bootloader support a USB port that is directly attached to the PIC32 instead of a FTDI chip as on the UNO32 and MAX32 boards?

I am looking at using the UNO32 as a development platform and eventually develop my own variant of the design. But I would most certainly want to forgo the FTDI based USB interface. Except, would that break compatibility with the IDE and bootloader?

Thanks, Adi

Darth Maker

Sat, 22 Oct 2011 11:06:33 +0000

As long as the PC sees it as a COMx port, it will work. (Assuming you got the hardware correct.)

If you want it to auto-reset, you need to connect (possibly through a cap) the DTR handshaking line.


Sat, 22 Oct 2011 17:59:01 +0000

You might look into the alternate bootloader contributed by Rich Testardi.