FTDI Chip

FTDI is a professional semiconductor company headquartered in Glasgow, UK, with quite a long history and market awareness especially in Europe in US. It has been well known by its leading position in USB-related semiconductor development, specifically for the end applications of communication, industrial control, medical, and instrument. Now it has also successfully taken a position in the digital consumer application. FTDIs competing advantage lies in providing complete solutions to lead the market demands by chips, reference designs, firmwares, softwares, and evaluation modules, in order to assist the customers to easily finish the design-in in a short time frame with quality end products. FTDI has established a global sales and support network, including two branches located in US and Taiwan, respectively. Now FTDI offers a wide range of easy to use USB host and slave bridge chips supporting UART, FIFO, SPI, and I²C control interfaces, together with complete drivers and firmwares support kits. It also offers a series of evaluation modules and cables to support the customers' design-in phase.

FT232BL – USB UART (USB – Serial) IC

The FT232BL is the lead free version of the 2nd generation of FTDI's popular USB UART I.C. This device not only add extra functionality to its FT8U232AM predecessor and reduces external component count, but also maintains a high degree of pin compatibility with the original, making it easy to upgrade or cost reduce existing designs as well as increasing the potential for using the device in new application areas.

FT245BL – USB FIFO (USB – Parallel) IC

The FT232BL is the lead free version of the 2nd generation of FTDI's popular USB UART I.C. This device not only add extra functionality to its FT8U232AM predecessor and reduces external component count, but also maintains a high degree of pin compatibility with the original, making it easy to upgrade or cost reduce existing designs as well as increasing the potential for using the device in new application areas.

FT232R – USB UART (USB – Serial) IC

The FT232R is a USB to serial UART Interface. It is a single chip USB to asynchronous serial data interface solution, with a unique USB FTDIChip-IDTM feature, synchronous and asynchronous bit bang interface options and is USB 2.0 Full Speed compatible.

FT245R – USB FIFO (USB – Parallel FIFO) IC

The FT245R is a USB to parallel FIFO interface. It is a single chip USB to parallel FIFO bidirectional data interface solution, with a unique USB USB FTDIChip-IDTM feature, synchronous and asynchronous bit bang interface options and is USB 2.0 Full Speed compatible.

FT2232D – Dual USB UART/FIFO IC

The FT2232D is an updated version of FTDI's 3rd generation USB UART / FIFO IC family. This device features two Multi-Purpose UART / FIFO controllers which can be configured individually in several different modes. As well as a UART interface, FIFO interface and Bit-Bang IO modes of the 2nd generation FT232BM and FT245BM devices, the FT2232D offers a variety of additional new modes of operation, including a Multi-Protocal Synchronous Serial Engine (MPSSE) interface which is designed specifically for synchronous serial protocols such as JTAG, I2C, and SPI bus.

FT232H – Single Channel Hi-Speed USB to UART/FIFO Interface IC

The FT232H, with the ability to be placed in various serial & parallel I/O configurations, including a proprietary dynamic bi-directional data bus. As well as supporting asynchronous serial (UART) interfacing, the FT232H also supports interface to many synchronous IOs such as SPI, I2C, JTAG, and FPGA programming interfaces, via its inbuilt Multi-Protocol Synchronous Serial Engine (MPSSE), which is capable of communication speeds of up to 30Mbits/s. In addition, MPSSE can be utilised by design engineers to implement their own synchronous serial bus protocols.

Incorporated as an interface option into the FT232H, is the new FT1248 bus - a proprietary, synchronous, half-duplex serial/parallel interface capable of communicating with external logic at data rates of up to 30Mbytes/s. The unusual feature of the FT1248 bus is its ability to trade off bandwidth against the number of physical data lines (one, two, four or eight) available to connect the FT232H to external logic, thus providing optimum flexibility to the system designer.

FT2232H –Dual High Speed USB to Multipurpose UART/FIFO IC

The FT2232H is FTDI's 5th generation of USB devices. The FT2232H is a dual channel USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mb/s) to UART/FIFO IC. It has the capability of being configured in a variety of industry standard serial or parallel interface.

FT4232H –Quad High Speed USB to Multipurpose UART/FIFO IC

The FT4232H is FTDI's 5th generation of USB devices. The FTR232H is a quad channel USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mb/s) to UART/MPSSE ICs. The device features 4 interfaces. Two of these have an option to independently configure an MPSSE engine. This allows the FT4232H to operate as two UART/Big-Bang ports plus two MPSSE engines used to emulate JTAG, SPI, I2c, Bit-bang or other synchronous serial modes.

VNC1L

VNC1L is a single chip embedded USB host controller IC device. The entire USB protocol is handled on the chip. The device supports two independent USB 2.0 Low-speed/Full-speed USB host ports with integrated pull-update and pull-down resistors.

VNC2 – Second generation device

VNC2 expands on the abilities of the VNC1L devices with more memory and a faster processor. It also has a debug port and is supported with a suite of software development tools available to customers to create own firmware.

FTDI – USB Device Interface Controller

  VINCULUM FT SERIES
       

Hi-Speed

   

Full-Speed

 
Device VNC1L VNC2 FT232H FT2232H FT4232H FT2232D FT232R FT245R
Description USB 2.0 Host / Device Controller Programmable USB 2.0 Host / Device Controller High-Speed USB 2.0 Device to Single UART/FIFO IC Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Device to Dual UART/FIFO IC Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Device to Quad UART IC USB 2.0 Device to Dual UART /
FIFO IC
USB 2.0 Device to UART IC USB 2.0 Device to FIFO IC
USB Speed Full / Low Speed Full / Low Speed High / Full Speed High / Full Speed High / Full Speed Full Speed Full Speed Full Speed
USB Transfer Types Bulk / Interrupt Bulk / Interrupt / Isochronous Bulk Bulk Bulk Bulk Bulk Bulk
No. USB Ports 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
No External Channel Flexible Flexible 1 2 4 2 1 1
Supported External Interface ASYNC FIFO, UART, SPI Slave GPIO ASYNC FIFO, SYNC FIFO, UART, 2x SPI Slave, 1x SPI Master, GPIO, PWM, Debug port UART, ASYNC FIFO, SYNC FIFO,
MPSSE, SPI/I2C/JTAG, Fast serial, GPIO, FT1248
UART, ASYNC FIFO,
2x MPSSE, Fast serial, 8051 MCU emulation,
16 GPIOs
UART,
2x MPSSE Controllers,
32 GPIOs
UART, ASYNC FIFO, MPSSE, Fast serial, 8051 MCU emulation, 8 GPIOs UART with 4 GPIOs ASYNC FIFO
Core 8 bit Harvard
MCU Core
16-bit Harvard MCU core

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Internal Memory 4KB RAM
64KB Flash
16KB RAM
256KB Flash
1KB RX/TX Buffer
per channel
4KB RX/TX Buffer
per channel
2KB RX/TX buffer
per channel
38Byte – RX
128Byte 0 TX
per channel
256Byte – RX
128Byte – TX
256Byte – RX
128Byte – TX
Port Speed Up to 1Mbaud Up to 6Mbaud Up to 40MByte/s
(FIFO)
Up to 12MByte/s
(UART)
Up to 40MByte/s
(FIFO)
Up to 12MByte/s
(UART)
Up to 12Mbaud Up to 3Mbaud Up to 3Mbaud Up to 3Mbaud
Configuration Data Storage Internal Flash Internal Flash External EEPROM External EEPROM External EEPROM External EEPROM External EEPROM External EEPROM
Clocking 12MHz crystal 12MHz crystal 12MHz crystal 12MHz crystal 12MHz crystal d 6MHz crystal Internal Internal
Operating Temperature -40℃ to +85℃ -40℃ to +85℃ -40℃ to +85℃ -40℃ to +85℃ -40℃ to +85℃ -40℃ to +85℃ -40℃ to +85℃ -40℃ to +85℃
Core Power Supply +3.3V +1.8V +1.8V +3.3V +3.3V +5V +4.0V to +5.25V +4.0V to +5.25V
I/O Power Supply +3.3V +3.3V +3.3V +3.3V +3.3V +3.0V to +5V +1.8V to 5.0V +1.8V to 5.0V
Package 48-pin LQFP 32/48/64-pin LQFP
32/48/64-pin QFN
48-pin LQFP
48-pin QFN
64-pin LQFP
64-pin QFN
64-pin LQFP
64-pin QFN
48-pin LQFP 32-pin QFN
28-pin SSOP
32-pin LQFP
28-pin SSOP

FTDI Development Modules based on FTDI's Vinculum ICs

Vinculum-II Development Modules
Part Number Description
V2DIP1-32 VNC2 Module with single USB connector,VNC2-32L chip
V2DIP1-48 VNC2 Module with single USB connector,VNC2-48L chip
V2DIP1-64 VNC2 Module with single USB connector,VNC2-64L chip
V2DIP2-32 VNC2 Module with two USB connectors,VNC2-32L chip
V2DIP2-48 VNC2 Module with two USB connectors,VNC2-48L chip
V2DIP2-64 VNC2 Module with two USB connectors,VNC2-64L chip
VNC2 DEBUG MODULE Vinculum-II Debug/Programmer Module
VINCO-MB1A Vinco Vinculum-II Development Platform
VINCO-SHLD-1A Prototyping shield PCB for VINCO-MB1A
V2-EVAL Complete VNC2 Evaluation & Development Kit
Vinculum-I Development Modules
Part Number Description
VDIP1 VNC1L Module with single Type A USB connector
VDIP2 VNC1L Module with two Type A connectors
VDRIVE2 VNC1L Flash Drive Module
VMUSIC2 VNC1L Audio Player Module
VF2F2 Disk to Disk Copier
V-EVAL Complete VNC1L evaluation & development kit
VPROG-1 Kit for programming VNC1L/VNC2-48L device and VDIP modules

USB Converter Modules base on FTDI FT-Series ICs

USB Converter modules based on FTDI Hi-Speed ICs (480Mbit/s)
Part Number Description
UM232H Single Channel USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Module
FT2232H-MINI-MODULE Dual Channel USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Module
FT4232H-MINI-MODULE Quad Channel USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Module
FT-MOD-4232HUB USB Hi-Speed FT4232H Serial/Hub Module
MORPH-IC-II USB 2.0 base FPGA Development Platform
USB Converter Modules based on FTDI Hi-Speed ICs (12Mbit/s)
Part Number Description
UM232R FT232R USB to UART DIP Module
UM245R FT245R USB to FIFO DIP Module
MM232R FT232R USB to UART Minature Module
UB232R USB Mini-B to UART Module
FTDI USB-KEY USB Security Access Dongle
Instant USB Application Modules
Part Number Description
DB9-USB-X Instant USB to RS232 DB9 retrofit adapter module
USB-COMXXX-PLUS1 Single port. USB to RS232/RS422/RS485 module-defined by XXX
USB-COMXXX-PLUS2 2 port. USB to RS232/RS422/RS485 module-defined by XXX
USB-COMXXX-PLUS4 4 port. USB to RS232/RS422/RS485 module-defined by XXX
EVAL-232R USB to RS232 module

USB Converter Cables with integrated FTDI FT-Series ICs

USB to Legacy RS232 Converter Cables
Description Part Number Notes
Premium USB to Legacy RS232 Converter Cable US232R-10 Cable Length:10cm
US232R-100 Cable Length:1m
US232R-500 Cable Length:5m
USB-Serial Converter UT232R-200 Cable Length:2m
UT232R-500 Cable Length:5m
Economy USB-Serial Converter UC232R-10 Cable Length:10m,Plastic Closure
UC232R-10-NE Cable Length:10m,No Plastic Closure
USB to Legacy RS232 Converter Cables
Description Part Number Power Output Pin Notes
RS232 Converter Cable USB-RS232-WE-1800-BT_0.0 0V Cable Length:1.8m
USB-RS232-WE-1800-BT_3.3 3V3 Cable Length:1.8m
USB-RS232-WE-1800-BT_5.0 5V Cable Length:5m
USB-RS232-WE-1800-BT_0.0 0V Cable Length:5m
USB-RS232-WE-1800-BT_3.3 3V3 Cable Length:5m
USB-RS232-WE-1800-BT_5.0 5V Cable Length:5m
RS422 Converter Cable USB-RS422-WE-1800-BT_0.0 0V Cable Length:1.8m
USB-RS422-WE-5000-BT_0.0 0V Cable Length:5m
RS485 Converter Cable USB-RS485-WE-1800-BT_0.0 0V Cable Length:1.8m
USB-RS485-WE-5000-BT_0.0 0V Cable Length:5m
USB TTL Serial Cables
Description Part Number Power Output Pin Notes
Type A USB to wire end TTL Serial TTL-232RG-VREG1V8-WE 1.8V@100mA Cable Length:1.8m
TTL-232RG-VREG3V3-WE 3.3V@250mA Cable Length:1.8m
TTL-232RG-VSW3V3-WE 3.3V@50mA Cable Length:1.8m
TTL-232RG-VSW5V-WE 5V@450mA Cable Length:1.8m
TTL-232RG-VIP-WE 1.8V to 5.25V Cable Length:1.8m
TTL-232RG-3V3-WE 5V@75mA Cable Length:1.8m
TTL-232RG-5V-WE 5V@75mA Cable Length:1.8m
Type A USB to SIP Connector TTL-232RG-5V 5V@75mA Cable Length:1.8m
TTL-232RG-3V3 5V@75mA Cable Length:1.8m
TTL-232RG-3V3-2MM 5V@75mA Cable Length:1.8m
Type A USB to 3.5mm Audio Jack TTL-232RG-5V-AJ Cable Length:1.8m
TTL-232RG-3V3-WE Cable Length:1.8m
USB to USB Cables
Description Part Number Power Output Pin Notes
USB Null Modem Cable USB NMC-2.5m Cable Length:2.5m

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