PLEASE NOTE - When updating drivers, refer to the
AN_107 - Advanced Driver Options
New drivers are now available to support the FT4222H
- for D2XX drivers please
Drivers are available which allow FTDI devices to work with
the following operating systems:
|Windows 10 (32/64)
||Windows Vista (32/64)
|Windows 8.1 (32/64)
||Windows XP (32/64)
|Windows 8 (32/64)
||Windows CE (Version 4.2 and greater)
|Windows 7 (32/64)
|Windows Server 2012 R2 x64
|Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
Support for WinCE
FTDI drivers are available for Windows CE 4.2-5.2, 6.0/7.0 and 2013.
Support for older versions of Windows Desktop
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.
Differences in Driver API
For most of these operating systems two types of driver are available: Virtual COM Port (VCP) drivers and direct (D2XX) drivers. The VCP driver emulates a standard PC serial port such that the USB device may be communicated with as a standard RS232 device. The D2XX driver allows direct access to a USB device via a DLL interface.
To locate the drivers you want to install
for a device, select which of the driver types you wish to use (VCP
or D2XX) and
then locate the appropriate operating systems. With the exception
of Windows 98 and Windows ME, all devices are supported in each driver
If a VCP driver is required for Android please refer to the
following application note:
TN 132 Adding FTDI Devices VCP Driver Support to Android
D3XX drivers are only suitable for FTDI's Superspeed USB bridge services (e.g. FT60x series).