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  D2XX Direct Drivers

This page contains the D2XX drivers currently available for FTDI devices. 


For Virtual COM Port (VCP) drivers, please click here.


Installation guides are available from the Installation Guides page of the Documents section of this site for selected operating systems.



  D2XX Drivers
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 Documents section of this site. 


Programming examples using the D2XX drivers and DLL can be found in the Projects section of this site.


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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 changes.
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Currently Supported D2XX Drivers:

    Processor Architecture  
Operating System Release Date x86 (32-bit) x64 (64-bit) ARM MIPS SH4 Comments
Windows* 2017-03-10 2.12.26 2.12.26 - - - WHQL Certified. Includes VCP and D2XX.
Available as a setup executable
Please read the Release Notes and Installation Guides.
Windows RT 2014-07-04






A guide to support the driver (AN_271) is available here

Linux 2017-06-29 1.4.6 1.4.6

1.4.6 ARMv5 soft-float

1.4.6 ARMv5 soft-float uClibc

1.4.6 ARMv6 hard-float (suits Raspberry Pi)

1.4.6 ARMv7 hard-float

1.4.6 ARMv8 hard-float

1.4.6 MIPS32 soft-float

1.4.6 MIPS32 hard-float

1.4.6 MIPS openwrt-uclibc

If unsure which ARM version to use, compare the output of readelf and file commands on a system binary with the content of release/build/libftd2xx.txt in each package.
Mac OS X
10.4 Tiger or later
2017-03-03 - 1.4.4 - - - If using a device with standard FTDI vendor and product identifiers, install D2xxHelper to prevent OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) claiming the device as a serial port (locking out D2XX programs).
Windows CE 4.2-5.2** 2015-11-03 - MIPS II MIPS IV -
Windows CE 6.0/7.0 2015-11-03

CE 6.0 CAT

CE 7.0 CAT


CE 6.0 CAT

CE 7.0 CAT MIPS II MIPS IV For use of the CAT files supplied for ARM and x86 builds refer to AN_319
Windows CE 2013   1.0.0 - 1.0.0     D2xx Driver Support for WinCE2013
Android (Java D2XX) 2016-10-28   - Java Driver
Rooting of Android device is not required.
Refer to technical note  TN_147.
Refer to AN_357 for FT4222H-specific help.

*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, Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10. 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:
    Processor Architecture  
Operating System Release Date x86 (32-bit) x64 (64-bit) PPC ARM MIPS MIPSII MIPSIV SH4 Comments
Previous Windows Release 2016-10-10 2.12.18 2.12.18              
Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003, Server 2008 2012-04-13 2.08.24 2.08.24 - - - - - - WHQL Certified
Also available as a setup executable
Release notes
This is FTDI's final release before Microsoft stopped certifying drivers for these versions of Windows.
Windows 2000 2009-10-22 2.06.00 - - - - - - - WHQL Certified
Available as setup executable
Release notes
Windows 98/ME 2005-12-21 3.01.04 - - - - - - -  
Linux 2009-05-14 0.4.16 0.4.16 - - - - - - ReadMe
Linux 2015-08-21 1.3.6 1.3.6 -

1.3.6 ARMv5 soft-float

1.3.6 ARMv5 soft-float uClibc

1.3.6 ARMv6 hard-float (suits Raspberry Pi)

1.3.6 ARMv7 hard-float

1.3.6 MIPS32 soft-float

1.3.6 MIPS32 hard-float

- - - If unsure which ARM version to use, compare the output of readelf and file commands on a system binary with the content of release/build/libftd2xx.txt in each package.
Mac OS X 2009-10-23 0.1.7 0.1.7 1.2.2 - - - - - Requires Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) or later
Android (D2XX) 2011-09-11       BETA        
Rooting of Android device is required.
Refer to technical note TN_134
Android (Java D2XX) 2015-10-21 - - - Java Driver
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