I'm looking to add the FT232RL chip to a PCB for my ATmega running at 5V.
I came across this schematic at http://electronics-diy.com/FT232RL_USB_to_Serial_Adapter_for_PIC_AVR_ATMEGA_ARDUINO_MCUs.php
Most everything they did makes sense to me.
Why are they connecting VCC to the 3.3V out pin??? And even more confusing, why are they tying 3.3 out directly to ground?? I can understand having a cap between VCC and ground. What they are doing off pin 17 is baffling me here. What am I missing?
Thanks in advance!!