USB dongle from Sparkfun shown
Locate the USB jack on your computer and plug the other end of
the cable into it.
Wow did I really take that picture on a computer with floppies. USB connectors have become more standard since then.
Most PC's will sound a tone that indicates a new USB device has been connected. Most Windows Vista and 7 systems will either include the FTDI device driver or are able to download it automatically from the network.
If your system is unable to do that.
Install drivers for Coridium devices --
If no serial ports are active in your system you will be prompted to install drivers
Or if there are other serial devices in your system, you can install drivers from BASICtools menus
We try to keep up to date with the FTDI drivers for the chip we use, but up to date details are at the www.ftdichip.com VCP drivers page.
The ARMmite PRO will be powered from the USB bus, when using either the Coridium Dongle or the FTDI 5V cable. It may also be connected to a 6-7V DC power source simultaneously.
To verify connection with the USB and PC the LED on the Eval PCB should light up.
On to Step 3