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Message started by Martin Clark on 10/09/10 at 22:22:41

Title: FDTI...
Post by Martin Clark on 10/09/10 at 22:22:41
http://hackaday.com/2010/10/09/using-an-arduino-or-seeeduino-for-its-ftdi-chip/

i wonder if that is of any use.

Title: Re: FDTI...
Post by Blochi on 10/09/10 at 23:40:52
Reaaaally?

That article states the latest generation of Arduino uses the ATmega8U2 chip with built-in USB 2.0 controller. That does sound a solution, doesn't it?

http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/product_card.asp?part_id=4600

Title: Re: FDTI...
Post by Martin Clark on 10/09/10 at 23:52:16
therefore, if im right in guessing... steve could just use that for his version of the OCC rather than fiddling around with V-USB?

vinculum 2 is still better option? giving 2 ports [possible 1 spare with 1 for the camera itself] for add on parts for the OCC e.g. photo resistor for a light meter or a bluetooth module so it could be wireless...

Title: Re: FDTI...
Post by Luke Skaff on 10/11/10 at 22:13:51
The FTDI chip in the Arduino is a USB to UART chip which can not be used as a USB host, it is designed to be used to covert USB (slave device) to UART. The ATmega8U2 is a USB slave device, it does not have a host controller in it.

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