Need help of FTDI VDrive3

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Hello, I want to use FTDI's VDrive3 module to copy .pat file(pattern file) from a pendrive to atmel microcontroller. But I don't get proper idea that how can i do that and I want sample code and commands of VDrive3 module. Thank you :-)

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Show us what you have done so far. Post code that you have examined.

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Q1) Are you planning to use the UART interface or SPI?

Q2) Do you have experience in writing UART/SPI code and debugging it?

Q3) Which part of the FTDI manual don't you understand?

'This forum helps those who help themselves.'

 

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Poonam Pipaliya wrote:
I want sample code and commands of VDrive3 module

Have you studied the documentation ?

 

http://www.ftdichip.com/Products/Modules/ApplicationModules.htm#VDrive3

 

http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/DataSheets/Modules/DS_VDRIVE3.pdf

 

FTDI Support: http://www.ftdichip.com/FTSupport.htm

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Which software or any tools I should download to use VDrive3..??..!!

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See #4

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I want to do spi communication with sd card. and I don't have experience in UART/SPI and code debugging it.

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Poonam Pipaliya wrote:
I don't have experience in UART/SPI and code debugging it.

OK - so start with the basics.

 

There's a load of Beginner's Getting Started tips here: http://www.avrfreaks.net/comment...

 

Nowadays, an Arduino would be the place to start ...

 

UART and SPI are both standard features that have been in microcontrollers and very widely used for decades.

 

Any book on microcontroller development should cover the use of UART and SPI.

 

eg, https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/serial-communication/uarts

 

I include some book suggestions here: http://blog.antronics.co.uk/2011...

 

Have you looked at the Tutorials section of this website?

 

Have you looked at the many Application Notes provided by Atmel?

 

 

 

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Thank you :-). one thing i want to know is how can i enable SPI communication in vdrive3 module..??..!!

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Poonam Pipaliya wrote:
 how can i enable SPI communication in vdrive3 

That has nothing to do with AVR or Atmel.

 

The VDrive is an FTDI product - for support, you need to contact FTDI.

 

See #4

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yes I nod. The thing I really want to know is that how can I transfer a file from pendrive to microcontroller through vdrive3. Because I indeed don't get any clue or information about what should I do to use the module with microcontroller...which IDE or any other software and commands that I don't know I should use for this...

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Poonam Pipaliya wrote:
how can I transfer a file from pendrive to microcontroller through vdrive3. 

RTFM!

 

That is entirely the function of the VDrive - it has nothing whatsoever to do with the microcontroller.

 

So you are going to have to study the VDrive documentation to answer that question.

 

The VDrive documentation will tell you what command(s) the microcontroller has to send to it, and how it will send the data back to the microcontroller.

 

Again, the VDrive is an FTDI product - it has nothing whatsoever to do with Atmel - so, for support on the VDrive, you must contact FTDI.

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Ohk sir,, Thank you. and sorry I didn't have much knowledge. :-)

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Poonam Pipaliya wrote:
 sorry I didn't have much knowledge. :-)

having knowledge is not the problem.

 

As I said, you can get the knowledge by studying the appropriate documentation, and going to the appropriate sources.

 

You are not going to get knowledge about FTDI products from an Atmel website!

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Yeah, but as I was about to do communication the module with atmel microcontroller I thought to post the topic here by thinking that I could get somewhat help as I was thoroughly oblivious from that knowledge..

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This forum can tell you how to use the features of the AVR - such as how to send & receive bytes through the AVR's SPI port.

 

But this is not the right place to ask about the workings of the VDrive; the VDrive is an FTDI product - so you need to ask FTDI about that.