Welcome to FTDI - specialists in converting legacy peripherals to Universal Serial Bus (USB). We offer the easiest route to USB migration by combining USB-Serial (USB-RS232) and USB-FIFO silicon solutions with our ready-to-go royaltyfreeUSBdrivers. FTDI's "total" solutions offer reduced development and debug costs and a fast time to market.
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USB Connectivity IC’s

Vinculum family – USB Host/Slave Controllers          

§ Vinculum-II (VNC2) – Programmable USB 2.0 Host

§ Vinculum (VNC1L) – Embedded USB Host Controller

FT Series – USB Slave Converters

§ FT232H/FT2232H/FT4232H

§ FT232R/FT245R/FT2232D/FT232B/FT245B


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USB TTL Serial






Application Modules


Product News

New Product Announcement: FT232H - Single Channel Hi-Speed USB to Multipurpose UART/FIFO IC FTDI is pleased to announce the release of the FT232H, a new generation, single channel, USB Hi-Speed interface IC. This new device features either a flexible serial interface or parallel FIFO interface, with speeds up to 40Mbytes/s. Using an external EEPROM interface, the FT232H can be configured for a wide variety of asynchronous and synchronous serial and parallel standards, such as JTAG, SPI, I2C, and parallel FIFO. In addition, the FT232H features the new half-duplex FT1248 bus, which allows an engineer to trade off bandwidth for pin count using 1, 2, 4, or 8 data lines at up to 30Mbytes/s. The I/O structure is 3.3V with built-in tolerance for 5V. The device is available in a 48 pin LQFP or QFN. 
For more information on the FT232H, please click here.

New Product Announcement: UM232H - Single Channel USB Hi-Speed FT232H Development Module FTDI is pleased to announce the UM232H which is an evaluation module for the FT232H single channel, USB Hi-Speed interface IC. The UM232H provides an engineer with the ability to quickly build a prototype or modify and existing system, whilst exercising the full capabilities of the FT232H. This module includes:
  • 28 pin 0.6” DIP machined socket pins for easy integration
  • USB mini-B socket operating at 480Mbps
  • EEPROM on board to enable multiple configurations
  • Configurable for either USB bus power or self-powered modes
  • UART, FIFO, MPSSE and FT1248 interfaces available on DIP pins

For more information on the UM232H, please click here.

Launch of VNCLO-START1 – A Development Kit for the Vinculum-II (VNC2) FTDI announces the launch of the Vinculo Starter Kit. This is a development platform for the Vinculum-II (VNC2) USB Host/Device controller, combining the Vinculo motherboard with the VNC2 Debug/Programming module. The Vinculum-II supports dual USB Host/Device interfaces, FIFO, SPI, I2C, PWM, and UART. On board is a 10 bit, 8 channel ADC and 38 GPIO which are available for quick prototyping. This development platform features a free software development suite including a full featured C compiler, real time operating system, and USB Host/Device software stack for HID, CDC, HUB, printer and BOMS (FAT file system). The new starter kit (VNCLO-START1) provides a cost-effective rapid development solution at a cost effective price.



Application Areas


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