FT311D errata: The IC doesn’t work with Android v4.1 and above

We designed a breakout board for the FT311D Android Open Accessory (AOA) ICs. We got the prototypes in our workshop, and in the free PCB drawer. Only thing missing is for FTDI to start selling them. In this waiting period we stumbled onto the errata for this IC. There are two errors reported in the […]

3D Model: FT311D Breakout Board

Today’s 3D model is the latest board from our shop, the FT311D Android Open Accessory IC Breakout Board. It’s designed on our DP6037 standard sized board, for compstibility with out  Sick of Beige cases. Check out out Sick of Beige customization tutorial explaining how to fit your project into our Sick of Beige cases. The models will be published […]

FT311D Android Open Accessory IC breakout board update

Here’s the update in our earlier PROTOTYPE PREVIEW: FT311D Android Open Accessory IC breakout board post: Added 2 10k pullup resistors on IOBUS0 and IOBUS1 with series jumper to turn it on/off Change 1×8 header to 2×5 for the breakout IO BUSES Breakout 3v3 and 5v onto the 2×5 IO BUSES header too Moved vias […]

Workshop Update for August 15th, 2012

Today we’re editing the Singapore Maker Faire video, hoping to have it roughly done by tonight. The Bus Pirate Demo Board v5 firmware is finalized, only cleanup and documentation is left. Today we added device specific functions to the UART controlled menu, and with it finished the support for all emulated devices, on all three […]

PROTOTYPE PREVIEW: FT311D Android Open Accessory IC breakout board

FTDI announced the FT311D Android Open Accessory IC last week and we designed a breakout board for it. The 7 GPIO pins are broken out, and it has everything necessary for the IC to function. Stuff like: 2 Power supplies: 3.3V for the IC, 5V for the VBUS line Quartz crystal oscillator for stable USB […]

Eagle Parts: FT311D Android Open Accessory host USB IC

We added the recently released FT311D Android Open Accessory host USB IC in a LQFP-32 package to our Eagle library. The device makes it easy to communicate to Android devices using the Android Open Accessory Mode available on Android platforms from 3.1 and up. The reference circuit is pretty simple, like most FTDI chips, we’ll […]