FTDI Chips integrated circuit development is guided by a simple principle, Making Design Easy. This translates into taking into account of not just the chip design, but also system integration and software needs, value-added features and design support. To this end, FTDI offers a wide product offering for USB solutions including Full Speed and Hi-Speed chips for USB peripherals, hosts, and bridges, as well as our Vinculum family of 16 bit micro-controllers with multi-port USB capabilities.
In 2013, FTDI Chip extended the USB Made Easy concept to the graphic interface market with Display Made Easy. With the introduction of EVE, Embedded Video Engine, a new display technology centered around object oriented graphics is being offered. The FT800 device is the first EVE integrated circuit of this family. Offered in a 48 pin QFN package (7x7mm), this feature rich device supports display, audio, and touch functions providing a complete solution for Human Machine Interfaces and enabling hi-quality images for QVGA and WQVGA displays.
In 2014 this series was extended to include the capacitive touch enabled version
of the EVE integrated circuit, and 2015 has seen the announcement of the FT81X
series, a further 4 devices to be added to the EVE range: the FT810, FT811,
FT812 and FT813.
For a full description of each product, please click on the appropriate product name or choose from the main menu on the left.
The FT8xx series of devices offers a cost optimised solution for implementing graphic controllers into a design. By rendering displays on a line by line basis and using object oriented programming the FT8xx simplifies designs and reduces
bill of material costs. Also supported in the series are audio output and touch control capabilities all controlled over low bandwidth SPI or I2C interfaces.
The FT60x series provides a USB3.0 SuperSpeed to FIFO
bridge, with up to 5Gbps of bandwidth. With the option of 16 and 32 bit
wide parallel FIFO interfaces, the ICs enable connectivity for numerous
applications including high resolution cameras and displays, multifunction
printers and much more.
SuperSpeed (5GBps), High Speed (480Mbps),
Full Speed (12Mbps)
16-bit wide FIFO
32-bit wide FIFO
Up to 8
Data Bursting Rate
Data Buffer RAM
Up to 16kB FIFO
1.8V, 2.5V and 3.3V
-40°C to +85°C
FT90x Series ICs –
32 bit MCU
The FT90x series
has been developed for high speed, interface bridging tasks. With a
parallel camera input, 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet interface, CAN bus and
USB2.0 Hi-Speed peripheral and host ports, this series offers
excellent interconnect capabilities and fast data rates.
The FT51A series provides an
8051-compatible core with best in class performance and unique features
including multiple ADCs, USB2.0 Full Speed Device, and USB hub
function targeted at cascading multiple FT51A systems, or to connect an
additional USB peripheral like a mouse or keyboard.
SPI / I2C / UART
/ USB Device / USB Hub / ADC / PWM
MCU Interface Voltage
1.8V to 3.3V
Operating Temp. °C
-40°C to +85°C
48 Pin WQFN
44 Pin LQFP 32 Pin WQFN 28 Pin SSOP
FT-X Series ICs – Full Speed USB Peripheral Bridges
The new FT-X series of Full Speed USB device bridges offer more interface options with lower power, lower pin count and higher levels of integration.
The devices all include an integrated crystal and an internal Multi-Time-Programmable (MTP) Memory for configuring and storing the device descriptors. Taken together these features provide extra system functionality, thus reducing the system bill of material (BOM) and overall printed circuit board (PCB) real estate.In addition, a new Battery Charger detection feature is now included for use, enabling higher charging currents and shorter charging times.
The FT-X series of devices join FTDI’s renown R series of chips and the H series of USB2.0 Hi-Speed integrated circuites, providing for the widest selection of USB peripheral solutions. So when your system needs to connect to a USB host, add a sub-system, or provide a USB link, be sure to check out FTDI’s product portfolio.
The FT12 series consists of 3 full-speed USB peripheral controller ICs. The FT120 is the basic device designed as a drop-in alternative for PDIUSBD12 designs. The FT122 extends the FT120 design by adding battery charger detection and internal clocking, while the FT121 replaces the parallel interface with an SPI interface allowing for less pin count required from the external processor. All three devices are fully customisable for different USB classes and applications.
The FT311D and FT312D provide a bridge between peripheral hardware and an Android platform with a USB device port. The FT311D will enumerate the Android platform and provide an interface to either, GPIO, UART, PWM, I2C Master, SPI Master/Slave, while the FT312D has optimised buffering for fast UART transfer. Note, proper compatibility requires Android Open Accessory Mode, available in Android platforms 3.1 onwards.
The FT313H is a general purpose USB2.0 Hi-Speed, EHCI Host controller designed for integration with microcontrollers via numerous parallel bus options and offering battery charger emulation on the downstream port to enable optimized charging with higher currents.