TinyUSB FTDI chip


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Does the small FTDI chip on the TinyUSB board need to be programmed in order for it to do anything after it is soldered to the board? I noticed that it has a 6 pin programming header on it. I've put bootloaders in Atmel micros before using the USBtinyISP but i've never used an FTDI chip before.



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No, the FTDI USB chip does not need to be programmed.  The ICSP 6-pin connection you see there allows you access to the ICSP programming on the main Atmel microcontroller on the processor board, however most people will likely just use the Arduino bootloader to program their TinyDuino's.  We will ship all of the TinyDuino's with the Arduino bootloader preprogrammed.




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