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USB board allows you to connect FlyPort modules to the PC in 2 minutes. FTDI FT232 USB to serial converter is onboard, Virtual COM port drivers are available for Windows. Module signals are available on screw connectors all around the board.
The USB port is used to power the module as well as to download firmware using the serial bootloader (preloaded on the modules).

Compatible with each Flyport (only on connector J1)


NOT COMPATIBLE WITH NEST/MININEST BOXES!


Flyport mounting instructions

Flyport modules have 1 or 2 male connectors: J1 and J2.
On this carrier board there is only 1 female connector: JP12
The right way to mount Flyport on the carrier board is: J1 of Flyport must be plugged on JP12 of the carrier board (paying attention to the correspondence of pin 1 of each connector!).
J2 on Flyport module will be not connected.

Flyport J1 to screw connectors table

On the following table you'll see how each pin on the screw connector is connected to the relative pin on J1 of Flyport

FLYPORT J1 USB Nest Description
13 JP11 - RX When the jumper is setted on OUT position (otherwyse this signal goes to the FTDI chip)
15 JP11 - TX When the jumper is setted on OUT position (otherwyse this signal goes to the FTDI chip)
8 JP7 - SCLK SPI Clock
10 JP7 - SDO SPI Data
14 JP8 - CS SPI Chip select
4 JP5 - OUT1/PWM Digital output
6 JP5 - OUT2/PWM Digital output
17 JP5 - OUT3/PWM Digital output
21 JP6 - OUT5 Digital output
19 JP6 - OUT4 Digital output
23 JP3 - AI1 Analog input
25 JP3 - AI2 Analog input
20 JP4 - AI3 Analog input
18 JP4 - AI4 Analog input
5 JP1 - IN1 Digital input
7 JP1 - IN2 Digital input
9 JP1 - IN3 Digital input
11 JP2 - IN4 Digital input
2 JP2 - IN5 Digital input
3 JP9 - SDA I2C data
1 JP9 - SCL I2C clock

Use an external power supply

This board has been created to be powered by USB. Anyway on JP10 there are 2 possible external power supply inputs: 3.3V and 5V.
If you want to use this board as stand-alone system (not connected to the USB) you have to short circuit the diode D1 (near to JP10).
After this operation your PC USB port is not protected anymore! So when you connect the board to the PC you must remove the external power input on JP10!

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