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    ATMega 2560 with FTDI and Arduino MEGA bootloader.

    Hello Everyone,

    I am planning to make custom ATMega 2560 board with Arduino Mega 2560 bootloader on it.
    for programming purpose I am thinking of FTDI FT232R for USB to UART.
    This was in Earlier Arduino Mega board Though it was with ATMega 1280.


    My question : Is it possible to Program a ATMega 2560 (with preloaded Arduino Mega 2560 bootloader) via FTDI FT232R chip using Arduino IDE?

    The reason behind my question is, I have never seen any Arduino Mega 2560 board using FTDI chip for USB to UART purpose, (If anyone knows such board please point me) all there out are either using 16U2/8U2/CH340G.

    Please Guide me.

    Thanks.

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    Re: ATMega 2560 with FTDI and Arduino MEGA bootloader.

    Arduino IDE was originally made to communicate with the original Arduino brand MEGA2560 board, which uses the FTDI chipset, so I can't any issue on that question. Anyway, by installing the appropriate driver on the desktop side you can deal with any USB chipset.
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    Re: ATMega 2560 with FTDI and Arduino MEGA bootloader.

    Quote Originally Posted by andre_teprom View Post
    Arduino IDE was originally made to communicate with the original Arduino brand MEGA2560 board, which uses the FTDI chipset, so I can't any issue on that question. Anyway, by installing the appropriate driver on the desktop side you can deal with any USB chipset.
    Thank you andre_teprom for your time,

    was original Arduino Mega (with FTDI) used ATMega2560 ? I couldn't get any link on arduino site. I searched and found that it was ATMega1280. Please post if you have any link. That will be very helpful to me.

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    Re: ATMega 2560 with FTDI and Arduino MEGA bootloader.

    I meant that the original MEGA2560 board was made with the FTDI chip, not the CH340G chip, so answering your question, there shouldn't have any issue regarding to your initial question:

    The reason behind my question is, I have never seen any Arduino Mega 2560 board using FTDI chip for USB to UART purpose, (If anyone knows such board please point me) all there out are either using 16U2/8U2/CH340G.
    I have one 2560 board from the italian Arduino brand using this FTDI chip, and obviously works fine with the Arduino IDE, once it is the same manufacturer of the board.
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    Re: ATMega 2560 with FTDI and Arduino MEGA bootloader.

    Thank You andre_teprom :)
    I am too moving on With FTDI chip.
    Thanks again.



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