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  Virtual COM Port Drivers

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


For D2XX Direct drivers, please click here.


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



  VCP Drivers
Virtual COM port (VCP) drivers cause the USB device to appear as an additional COM port available to the PC.  Application software can access the USB device in the same way as it would access a standard COM port.


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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.
For more detail on FTDI Chip Driver licence terms, please click here.

Currently Supported VCP Drivers:

Processor Architecture
Operating System Release Date x86 (32-bit) x64 (64-bit) PPC ARM MIPSII MIPSIV SH4 Comments
Windows* 2016-10-10 2.12.24 2.12.24 - - - - - WHQL Certified. Includes VCP and D2XX.
Available as a setup executable
Please read the Release Notes and Installation Guides.
Linux 2009-05-14 1.5.0 1.5.0 - - - - - All FTDI devices now supported in Ubuntu 11.10, kernel 3.0.0-19
Refer to TN-101 if you need a custom VCP VID/PID in Linux
Mac OS X 10.3 to 10.8 2012-08-10 2.2.18 2.2.18 2.2.18 - - - - Refer to TN-105 if you need a custom VCP VID/PID in MAC OS
Mac OS X 10.9 and above 2015-04-15 - 2.3 - - - - - This driver is signed by Apple  
Windows CE 4.2-5.2** 2012-01-06 - -  
Windows CE 6.0/7.0 2012-01-06
CE 6.0 CAT
CE 7.0 CAT
- -
CE 6.0 CAT
CE 7.0 CAT For use of the CAT files supplied for ARM and x86 builds refer to AN_319
Windows CE 2013 2015-03-06 1.0.0     1.0.0       VCP Driver Support for WinCE2013

*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 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

No Longer Supported:

    Processor Architecture  
Operating System Release Date x86 (32-bit) x64 (64-bit) PPC ARM MIPSII MIPSIV SH4 Comments
Previous Windows Release 2016-06-23 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 2004-11-25 1.09.06 - - - - - - Does not support FT2232 or FT4232 devices
Windows 98/ME 2004-03-12 1.0.3 - - - - - - Only supports FT2232D devices
Mac OS 9
Mac OS 8
2004-05-18 - - 1.0f4 - - - -  


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