D2XX Direct Drivers
This page contains the D2XX drivers
currently available for FTDI devices.
For Virtual COM Port (VCP) drivers, please click
Installation guides are available from the
Installation Guides page of the
Documents section of this site for
selected operating systems.
D2XX drivers allow direct access to the USB device through a DLL.
Application software can access the USB device through a series of DLL
function calls. The functions available are listed in the
D2XX Programmer's Guide document which is available from the
section of this site.
Programming examples using
the D2XX drivers and DLL can be found in the
Projects section of this site.
This software is provided by Future Technology Devices
International Limited ``as is'' and any express or implied warranties,
including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed. In no event shall
future technology devices international limited be liable for any
direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential
damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods
or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption)
however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract,
strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in
any way out of the use of this software, even if advised of the
possibility of such damage.
FTDI drivers may be used only in
conjunction with products based on FTDI parts.
FTDI drivers may be
distributed in any form as long as license information is not modified.
If a custom vendor ID and/or product ID or description string are used,
it is the responsibility of the product manufacturer to maintain any
changes and subsequent WHCK re-certification as a result of making these
For more detail on FTDI Chip Driver licence terms, please
Currently Supported D2XX Drivers:
*Includes the following version of of the Windows operating system:
Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 8, 8.1, Windows server
2012 R2. Also, as Windows 8 RT is a closed system not allowing for 3rd
party driver installation our Windows 8 driver will not support this
variant of the OS. You must use the Windows RT build for this platform.
**includes the following versions of Windows CE 4.2-5.2 based operating
systems: Windows Mobile 2003, Windows Mobile 2003 SE, Windows Mobile 5,
Windows Mobile 6, Windows Mobile 6.1 ,Windows Mobile 6.5
NOTE: Microsoft have ended support for certifying XP and VISTA through their WHCK test program. As such current builds will still work on XP and VISTA but are not Microsoft certified.
No Longer Supported:
***includes the following versions of the Windows operating
system: Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista,
Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 8/8.1.