Week in (p)review: May 20, 2011

Facebook free PCB Friday is on the way. Don’t forget to share your current project in the comments or the forum. Here’s a summary of major developments over the last week: Updated downloads for the Logic Shrimp, LCD Backpack FT232 Universal and LCD Backpack Nokia color USB IR Toy v2 free PCB build Bus Pirate […]

HACK: Open source USB stack on MCP2200

Microchip has a new USB->serial converter chip called the MCP2200. We suspected they made this chip from a 20-pin PIC. The MCP2200 pinout is like other PIC uCs, and it has similar reset pin and internal voltage regulator circuits. We hooked up our trusty PICKIT3 and read the device ID. The MCP2200 was recognized as a […]

NEW PRODUCT: MCP2200 USB to Serial breakout board

The MCP2200 is a new USB to serial converter chip from Microchip. Our MCP2200 breakout board brings all the pins to bread board friendly headers. USB CDC virtual serial port interface Secondary HID configuration interface Up to 8 additional IO 256bytes user EEPROM TX/RX indicator LEDs All pins to bread-board friendly header Open source (CC-0) […]