This driver adds certified Windows support for the recently launched FTDI X-Chip series of devices.
Alternatively the driver may be located and installed automatically from Microsoft’s update site, by simply plugging in an FTDI USB device to your PC. This feature should be available within 7 working days.
News - 25th April 2012
FT_PROG is a free EEPROM programming utility for use with FTDI devices. It is used to customise the EEPROM contents and can modify information such as device descriptors.
Make sure you update the Ubuntu kernel to 3.0.0-19.
News - 5th April 2012
Chipi-X Featured on Engineering TV at Design West 2012
Watch Dave Sroka (FTDI’s Global Product Director) being interviewed by Bill Wong of Electronic Design Magazine about Chipi-X, USB to RS232 level, full-handshake UART cable. The DB9 connector provides the connectivity for RS232 communications and a USB-A connector supports USB communications.
Win a Vinco Development Package for Creation of USB-Based Android Applications
To celebrate FTDI’s 20th anniversary, the company is giving away 3 comprehensive Android application development packages in a competition organized with EE Times Europe. Each of the winners will receive a Euro 550 package consisting of a Vinco development board (which fully supports the Android Open Accessories Initiative) an Acer A500 tablet PC and two application boards (shields), plus a Vinco Proto board with which they can build their own shields. Entrants who do not win will still be eligible for a 20% discount on their next purchase from the FTDI ChipSHOP.
FTDI has expanded its portfolio of converter cabling solutions with the introduction of Chipi-X. Measuring a length of 10 cm, this is a USB-to-RS232 level full-handshake UART cable with a male DB9 connector. The DB9 provides the connectivity for RS232 communications and a USB-A plug deals with USB communications.
This video showcases 3 of FTDI’s Vinculum projects, 2 of which are Android applications. Please click here to view the video on the Android page.
FTDI’s Senior Application Engineer, Gordon Lunn, has written a whitepaper entitled ‘Connecting Peripherals to Android Platform’. It describes how to connect peripheral accessories to Android OS based tablets and phones, including the Android Open Accessory Initiative.
News - 16th March 2012
FTDI Wins Acclaimed Industry Award
Elektronik's editorial team have given FTDI top spot in the Embedded Design category at its Product of the Year Awards ceremony, held in Munich this week. The company's VNCLO-Start1-Kit held off competition from products by the likes of Microsoft to take this coveted prize.
1st place - FTDI's USB Design Package VNCLO-Start1-Kit
2nd place - Microsoft's Windows Embedded Compact 7
3rd place - Keil Elektronik's Controller-Starter-Kit MCB11U10 for ARM/MO/M4.
Furthering market progression of the widely praised Vinco platform, FTDI is delighted to announce the introduction of its new multi-function application board (shield). By combining the Vinco development platform, with targeted application support, such as MP3 audio codec, Ethernet-to-USB bridge and real-time clock (RTC), engineers can jump-start their development.
This latest shield offering incorporates a VLSI VS1053b codec for the decoding of various audio files (Ogg Vorbis, MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, WAV and MIDI), Ethernet connectivity, plus an RTC feature using NXP Semiconductors� PCF32123 timing device.
FTDI Attending Design West (Embedded System Conference) in San Jose, California
FTDI is attending the embedded system conference, Design West, in San Jose, California from March 27th to 29th. We will be there to answer all your questions on our brand new X-Chip Series of devices as well as any other queries about FTDI products.
There will be several demonstrations showing how Android platforms can, through USB, be used to control external hardware. Come and visit us at booth 632 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Centre to find out more.
Fred Dart, Founder and CEO and Cathy Dart, COO, with the 20th Anniversary Birthday Cake
News - 28th February 2012
FTDI Introduce the X-Chip Series of Next Generation USB Interface ICs
FTDI is delighted to announce the launch of its new X-Chip series. Made up of 13 devices, with an exception feature set, the X-Chip series offers full speed USB 2.0 bridging solutions to UART, SPI/FT1248, I2C and FIFO interfaces complementing the company’s existing R chip, and Hi-Speed solutions. “By specifying the X-Chip into their designs, engineers will reduce their overall bill of materials and optimise PCB real estate,” states Fred Dart, CEO and founder of FTDI. “With its comprehensive feature set, the benefits of lower power, smaller device footprint and NEW enhanced battery charger detection can all be realised, as well as the robust USB functionality that FTDI has always provided in its connectivity solutions”. In addition to the ICs, FTDI has released a wide-selection of development modules, enabling instant access to the different functions for each chip type, and thus allowing for easy device evaluation and prototyping development.
FTDI are attending Embedded World exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany from 28th February 2012 to 1st March 2012. Our staff will be there to answer all your questions and we will also have the latest news on our largest new product release ever.
In addition we will be presenting several demonstrations for your interest and enjoyment.
Come and visit us at hall 4A, stand 322 to find out more.
News - 17th January 2012
FTDI is pleased to announce the release of performance enhanced MAC OSX and Linux drivers
The new D2xx driver files have optimised buffering to enable the full speed potential of the Hi-Speed devices (FT232H, FT2232H and FT4232H) to be realised on MAC and Linux OS. (Already available on Windows).
The new release is labelled version 1.1.0.
The Linux tar.gz file contains files for both x86 and x64 kernel versions 2.6 and later.
The Mac DMG file contains builds for PPC, x86 and x64 OS versions and should be used with MAC 10.4 or later.