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  FT-X Series Full Speed USB Devices
Welcome to the FT-X support page for the latest news on the FT-X family of devices.

FT-X series devices offer lower power, lower pin count, and a leadership feature set, that makes bridging from a USB ports to UART, I2C, enhanced SPI (FT1248) or FIFO interfaces  easy to design and implement. Key features include:

  • Battery charger detection to enable higher current, faster charging
  • Extensive clocking capabilities; internal clock generation and external clock out
  • Internal 3.3V regulator
  • Integrated crystal and Multi-Time –Programmable (MTP) memory to save board space and maximize flexibility

As per previous FTDI chip  series, the devices are supported by FTDI’s royalty free drivers for all major OS.

PRESS RELEASE: FTDI introduce the X-Chip Series of next generation USB Interface IC's.

FT-X WEBINAR: A webinar, first delivered on 24 May 2012,  showcasing the main features and benefits of the FT-X series, including how to use the FT1248 interface and battery charger detection functions may be downloaded and viewed from here

  FT-X IC's

Device FT200XD
FT201X
FT220X
FT221X
FT230X
FT231X
FT234XD
FT240X
Description USB to I2C slave interface USB to I2C slave interface USB to 4-Bit SPI / FT1248 interface USB to 8-Bit SPI / FT1248 interface USB to basic UART USB to full handshake UART USB to basic UART USB to parallel FIFO interface
Data Rates 3.4Mbit/s 3.4Mbit/s 1MByte/s 1MByte/s 3MBaud 3MBaud 3MBaud 1MByte/s
Internal buffer (bytes)

RX- 512
TX-512

RX- 512
TX-512

RX- 512
TX-512
RX- 512
TX-512
RX- 512
TX-512
RX- 512
TX-512
RX- 512
TX-512
RX- 512
TX-512
CBUS PINS 1 6 1 1 4 4 1 2
Packages 10-Pin DFN 16-pin QFN
16-pin SSOP
16-pin QFN
16-pin SSOP
20-pin QFN
20-pin SSOP
16-pin QFN
16-pin SSOP
20-pin QFN
20-pin SSOP
12-Pin DFN 24 -pin QFN
24-pin SSOP

  • I/O levels from 1.8v to 3.3V (5V Tolerant)
  • Extended Temperature Range: -40°C to +85°C
  • Low operating current:  8 mA (typical)
  • DFN Package is 3.00mm x 3.00mm
  • Note: The FT-X series requires a minimum driver version of 2.08.23(Beta) for Windows and 2.2.17 for Mac OS X.
  • Battery charger detection to enable higher current, faster charging
  • Extensive clocking capabilities; internal clock generation and external clock out
  • Internal 3.3V regulator
  • Integrated crystal and Multi-Time –Programmable (MTP) memory to save board space and maximize flexibility
  • FT-X devices now have VCP driver support built into  Ubuntu Linux version 11.10, kernel 3.0.0-19
  FT-X Application Notes

To assist in designing in the FT-X devices, the following  application notes are available (Additional notes will continue to be added):

  FT-X Breakout Modules

Breakout modules provide the simplest development hardware for the FT-X series of devices. To reduce cost the USB interconnect is simply tracking on the PCB which plugs directly into the USB host socket. The interface connector is a standard 0.1” pitch socket.
The module is ready to use when plugged in to enable instant development work to begin.

The range of modules available include:
UMFT200XD: Support for the FT200XD USB to I2C device. Datasheet
UMFT201XB: Support for the FT201XQ USB to I2C device. Datasheet
UMFT220XB: Support for the FT220XQ USB to 4-Bit SPI/FT1248 device. Datasheet
UMFT230XB: Support for the FT230XQ USB to Basic UART device. Datasheet
UMFT234XD: Support for the FT234XD USB to Basic UART device. Datasheet

  FT-X Development Modules

Development modules provide access to all the features of the utilised device.

UMFT201XA: Support for the FT201XQ USB to I2C device. Datasheet
UMFT220XA: Support for the FT220XQ USB to 4-Bit SPI/FT1248 device. Datasheet
UMFT221XA: Support for the FT221XQ USB to 8-Bit SPI/FT1248 device. Datasheet
UMFT230XA: Support for the FT230XQ USB to Basic UART device. Datasheet
UMFT231XA: Support for the FT231XQ USB to Full Handshake UART device. Datasheet
UMFT240XA: Support for the FT240XQ USB to 8-Bit FIFO device. Datasheet

UMFT201XE: Support for the FT201XQ USB to I2C device. Datasheet
UMFT221XE: Support for the FT221XQ USB to 8-Bit SPI/FT1248 device. Datasheet
UMFT231XE: Support for the FT231XQ USB to Full Handshake UART device. Datasheet
UMFT234XF: Support for the FT234XD USB to Basic UART device. Datasheet
UMFT240XE: Support for the FT240XQ USB to 8-Bit FIFO device. Datasheet

UMFT231XC

  • Full speed USB to Full Handshake UART and Battery Charger Detection development module based on the FT231XS. Can be used to verify the battery charge detection capability of the FT231X devices as well as provide a USB to UART bridge.
  • Includes charger, 10 pin 0.1” female header used for UART signals, 12 pin 0.1” female header for power and control
  • Status LEDs
  • Mini USB-B connector
  • Datasheet

 

For continuing information on the FT-X series of devices, as well as the latest news and support material regarding all FTDI’s USB product solutions, please subscribe to the monthly newsletter.

 



 

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