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Force FTDI FT232 USB to serial converters to use a single Windows COM port

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Ever notice that each new FT232 inserted into each USB port is assigned a unique COM port number under Windows? When we're developing hardware with lots of prototypes flying around Windows quickly hits COM 100. Each FT232 has a unique serial number and the driver creates a new COM port...

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App note: FT800 Example with ARM

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

App note from FTDI on interfacing the FT800 with an ARM MCU . Link is here The FTDI FT800 video controller offers a high quality, high value  solution for embedded graphics requirements. In addition to the graphics, resistive touch inputs and an audio output provide a complete human machine interface...

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App note: FT800 Example with 8-bit MCU

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

App note from FTDI on interfacing the FT800 to an 8-bit MCU. Link is here The FTDI FT800 video controller offers a low cost solution for embedded graphics requirements.  In addition to the graphics, resistive touch inputs and an audio output provide a complete human machine interface to the outside...

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App note: Adding an ADC to the Raspberry Pi

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

  Adding an ADC to the Raspberry Pi app note (PDF!) from  FTDIChip: This application note will show how to connect the RPI-Hub-Module to the Raspberry Pi and install FTDI drivers to control the module. The application note will then explain how the module may be used to read values from an external...

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app note: FTDI Device Input Output Pin States

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

A reference app note on their reset, suspend and active states of the input / output pins of various FTDI's devices. FTDI devices covered are: FT232R, FT245R, FT232H, FT2232H, FT4232H, FT2232D, FT200XD, FT201X, FT220X, FT221X, FT230X, FT231X, FT234XD, FT240X, FT120, FT121, FT122 & FT313H.

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app note: FTDI MPSSE Basics

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Introducing the FTDI's Multi-Protocol Synchronous Serial Engine basics app note. FTDI’s MPSSE provides a flexible means of interfacing synchronous serial devices to a USB port. By being “Multi-Protocol”, the MPSSE allows communication with many different types of synchronous devices, the most popular being SPI, I2C and JTAG. Data formatting and...

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App note: FT800 video controller from the ground up

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Enable lower cost graphics capability solution integrated to your MCU with this FT800 video controller from FTDI (app note). The FTDI FT800 video controller offers a low cost solution for embedded graphics requirements. In addition to the graphics, resistive touch inputs and an audio output provide a complete human machine...

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App note: Interfacing FT2232H hi-speed devices to SPI bus

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Simplify USB to SPI connectivity by using this app note from FTDI. The FT2232H and FT4232H are the FTDI’s first USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (480Mbits/s) USB to UART/FIFO ICs. They also have the capability of being configured in a variety of serial interfaces using the internal MPSSE (Multi-Protocol Synchronous Serial Engine)....

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App note: Interfacing FT2232H hi-speed devices to I2C bus

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Simplify USB to I2C connectivity by using this app note from FTDI. The FT2232H and FT4232H are the FTDI's first USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (480Mbits/s) USB to UART/FIFO ICs. They also have the capability of being configured in a variety of serial interfaces using the internal MPSSE (Multi-Protocol Synchronous Serial Engine)....

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App note: USB current meter using the SPI Interface

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Here's a Multi-Protocol Synchronous Serial Engine (MPSSE) implementation from FTDI. This application note gives an example of using the Multi-Protocol Synchronous Serial Engine (MPSSE) on the FT232H device. It uses D2xx commands to configure the MPSSE to interface with two Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs) using the Serial Peripheral Interface...

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App note: USB hardware design guidelines for FTDI ICs

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Check out hardware design guidelines from FTDI when using their ICs. While use of FTDI ICs makes USB easy to implement, care must be taken during the hardware design phase of a project to ensure certain practices are followed. This application note provides design guidelines for several common questions that...

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Buspirate issues solved?

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Recently the forum is flooded with people that are experiencing troubles with the Buspirate v3.6. Pieter in the forum was no exception. He first tried the Buspirate on his Windows 8.1 and Vista machine and went to the forum after finding out hise buspirate didn't respond to anything. The supportteam in the...

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Open hardware USB to RS485 adapter

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Ethan Zonca of Protofusion writes: While developing the Luma RS485-networked LED driver we discovered a need for a small and inexpensive USB to RS485 adapter. We designed an adapter with a FTDI basic UART chip (FT230XS) and an inexpensive TI differential receiver (SN75176). Our small selection of parts brings the...

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Simple 50+ kHz logic analysis with ATtiny2313 and FTDI friend

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Joonas Pihlajamaa over at Code and Life  writes: While banging my head against the wall with debugging my PS/2 keyboard thingy, I really wished I had a dedicated logic analyzer (preferably with PS/2 decoder, but even raw binary data would’ve been fine). So I decided to try out a long...

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FTDI announces EVE, Embedded Video Engine chip

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

FTDI has announced the introduction of the FT800, Embedded Video Engine (EVE). FTDI Chip is redefining the cost and quality paradigm for graphic user interface (GUI) development with the introduction of the FT800, Embedded Video Engine (EVE). With 3 in 1 functionality including display, audio, and touch operations, engineers now...

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FTDI releases the FT311D USB host IC which provides easy communication with Android devices

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

  FTDI released the FT311D USB host IC for easy communication with Android devices. It features 7 GPIOs, one I2C peripheral, one UART, one SPI, and 4 PWM peripherals. The device acts as a USB host to an Android device, while the Android's app directly controls the peripherals on the...

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From the comments: FTDI X-series chip review

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

From the comments on our FTDI’s new X-Series of USB device chips post: I've been using the FT221X. Regarding the leadless package, assembly by hand is doable with the right tools: a hot air rework station such as the Hakko 803B, and either a stencil or a droplet dispenser (or...

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FTDI’s new X-Series of USB device chips

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

FTDI just released a new series of their USB to serial device ICs. The X-series is an upgrade on the R part used in the Bus Pirate and formerly in Arduinos. It features better transfer rates, lower power consumption, needs fewer discrete components, and has high power USB charging capability....

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FT232BL USB to serial breakout board

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Dchcaracter built a breakout board for the common FT232BL USB to UART IC. Most hardware sellers have one in the $10-$15 range. He released his design files in the forum. The board has the following features: Jumper-selected slave scheme voltage: 5V or 3,3V (50mA max) RTS is out (with a...

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App Note: Using FT2232H in FT245 synchronus FIFO mode

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Ftdi's FT2232H chip is a very useful device, it has two USB channels supporting the High speed USB standard. When the highest bandwidth is needed, the FT245 synchronous FIFO mode provides the best performance delivering up to 40MB/s transfer rates. This app note by FTDI provides all the necessary information...

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