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This little guy will be making his appearance in some future electronics projects
From SparkFun Electronics, this little guy is a USB to UART converter, I'll see what kind of fun I can have with it.
SparkFun Electronics says:
[This is a...] basic breakout board for FTDI's popular USB to UART IC. Now with
internal oscillator and EEPROM, the FT232RL is an impressive IC!
VCCIO is now tied to 3.3V through a solder jumper. You have the
option of clearing this jumper and tying the VCCIO pin to 5V or any
other IO voltage you need.
- Implements full v2.0 USB protocol
- Needs no external crystal
- Internal EEPROM for device ID and Product Description strings
- Royalty-Free Driver support for Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX