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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 WHQL re-certification as a result of making these changes.

Currently Supported VCP Drivers:

    Processor Architecture  
Operating System Release Date x86 (32-bit) x64 (64-bit) PPC ARM MIPSII MIPSIV SH4 Comments









2.10.00 WHQL Certified
Available as setup executable
Release Notes

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 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
Windows CE 4.2-5.2** 2012-01-06 - -  
Windows CE 6.0 2012-01-06 - -  

*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.

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.

*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 Previous Certified Release
Windows 8.1 2013-10-21 2.08.30 2.08.30 - - - - - 2.08.30 WHQL Certified for
Win 8.1
Available as setup executable
Release notes
Windows* 2013-08-01 2.08.30 2.08.30 - - - - - 2.08.30 WHQL Certified
Available as setup executable
Release notes
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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