Handling Silkscreen Over Component Pads
Engineering

One of the issues commonly seen in PCB design is silkscreen information overlapping exposed copper on pads. If the ink from the silkscreening process

FT_Prog and Programming the FT230X
Engineering

I mentioned FT-Prog in my last blog post. FT-Prog is a utility to program the EEPROM on FTDI devices. FT-Prog can configure the FT230X and add more fu

USB UART Interface on the Cheap
Engineering

With USB interfaces on microcontroller devices a USB connection always adds significant cost to the design. An ATMega328P costs $3.12 whereas the FT23