Ultimate Bridging Solutions with New 8-Bit and 32-Bit MCUs
As part of FTDI Chip's continuing ethos of 'Design Made Easy'
two new microcontrollers (MCUs) have now been introduced, which have
been developed with key functionality to enhance system performance and
Based upon FTDI Chip's new FT32, high performance 32-bit RISC core,
the FT90x and FT93x
series provides a plethora of connectivity options, making it
the ideal choice for advanced technology bridging solutions. By
executing instructions from shadow RAM, rather than flash memory, the
FT9xx can operate at true Zero Wait States (0WS) up to 100MHz and 310
DMIPS performance. Using the industry standard GCC compiler,
together with the Eclipse IDE, allows the FT9xx to utilise a wide
variety of third-party and open source software.
For price sensitive customers looking for a proven CPU architecture and a
the FT51A, based on an
8051-compatible core, gives 48MIPS processing power. The FT51A integrates a
Low/Full speed USB hub and provides a downstream port, allowing multiple devices
to be cascaded or combined with other USB devices. In addition to standard 8051
functions, the FT51A includes multiple ADCs facilitating analog measurement
applications along with a fully configurable USB Device Controller, analogous to
the FTDI Chip FT12 series.
Click here for a complete brochure on these new MCU product families.
Four user timers with prescale and watchdog function
3.3V single supply operation
Internal voltage regulator +1.2V to the digital core for lower power consumption
Supports Battery Charging Specification, for USB2.0 Hi-Speed peripheral port
Integrated power-on-reset circuit
Pb-free, RoHS packaging, 100QFN, 100LQFP, 76QFN and 80LQFP
Parallel camera interface
USB2.0 Hi-Speed (480Mbps) device controller with Batttery Charge Detection (BCD)
USB2.0 Hi-Speed (480Mbps) host controller with BCD emulation
Ethernet MAC with MII interface; compliant with the IEEE 802.3/802.3u standards
Two CAN 2.0 controllers for data transfer up to 1M bit/s
I2S master/slave interface (24.57/22.57MHz)
Two SPI slaves
support single data transfer with 25MHz clock
UART interface configured as 1 Full UART or 2 basic
Two I2C bus interfaces can be configured as master or slave, with data transfers up to 3.4Mbps
Eight separate PWM channel outputs
with support for PCM 8-bit/16-bit stereo audio output.
7 input channels muxed to a single internal ADC
Two 10 bit DACs.
For more information, please
click here for the FT90x product page.
FT93x - 32 Bit RISC Microcontroller
The FT93x series includes the FT930, FT931,
FT932 and FT933 which are complete System-On-Chip 32-bit RISC
microcontrollers for USB to multi-interface bridging and embedded
applications featuring a high level of integration and low power
consumption. With a D2XX1 hardware engine built-in, it is compatible
with D2XX drivers.
Using the industry
standard GCC compiler, together with the Eclipse IDE, the
Toolchain (V.2.3.0), which will be released on 30th March 2017, will
allow the FT93x to utilise a wide variety of third-party and open source software.
High performance, low power mixed 16-bit/32-bit
FT32B core processor, running at a frequency of 100MHz.
128kB on-chip Flash memory.
128kB on-chip shadow program memory.
True Zero Wait States (0WS) up to
3.1 DMIPS per MHz performance.
32kB on-chip data memory
Integrated Phase-Locked Loop (PLL)
supports single external 12MHz crystal and direct external clock
Real Time Clock (RTC) with automatic calibration to
compensate for inaccuracies in low-cost 32.768 kHz crystal or other
D2XX hardware engine (USB 2.0
Device) with up to 7 interfaces
One USB 2.0 Device controller supports high-speed (480 Mbit/s)
and full-speed (12 Mbit/s).
USB2.0 Device controller supports Isochronous, Interrupt,
Control, and Bulk transfers for up to 15 endpoints
Supports One-Wire for firmware download and software debugging
One SPI Master supports single/dual/quad modes of data transfer.
Clock rate is up to 25 MHz
One SPI Slave supports single data
transfer up to 25MHz
SD Host Controller conformant to SDA SD Host Controller
specification V3.0, running up to 25 MHz and software support for
I2C bus interfaces may be configured as master or slave,
supporting standard/fast /fast plus/high speed mode data
transfers. Max data transfer rate up to 3.4 Mbit/s. Clock
stretching is supported
Four UARTs configurable as two full UART interfaces or 4
half UART interfaces
Four 16-bit timers with prescaler and one 32-bit
Supports eight independent PWM channels.
PWM Channel 0 and 1 may be configured as stereo audio output
channels, supporting PCM 8-bit/16-bit stereo data.
Supports two independent
10-bit DACs. DAC 0/1 channel output. Sample rate of ~1MS/s.
Supports three 8-bit ADC1/2/3 channel input. Sample rate
Single 3.3 volt power supply, built-in 1.2 V regulator.
3.3 volt I/O power supply,
all GPIO pins are 5V tolerant.
Supports USB Battery Charging Specification Rev 1.2.
Power-On Reset (POR).
-40°C to 85°C extended operating temperature range.
Available in compact Pb-free, RoHS compliant 68 to 48-pin packages.
For more information, please
click here for the FT93x product page.
FT51A - 8 bit 8051 Compatible Core
Note that this series is now under EOL and is not recommended for new designs
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.
Enhanced Digital features:
8051-compatible core running at a maximum frequency of 48MHz
High speed operation 48MIPS@48MHz
16kB program/shadow memory
8kB data memory
True 0WS operation to 48MHz
FT12 series compatible USB2.0 Full-Speed/Low-Speed peripheral controller with Battery Charger Detection (BCD)
USB downstream port
Enhanced UART with transfer rates from 300 to 3M baud
Integrated hardware debugger
I2C master/slave controller
SPI master/slave controller
4 extra timers plus watchdog function
8-bit parallel FIFO
UART/SPI/FIFO, all with DMA functions
Integrated clock generation, no external crystals required
Enhanced Analog features:
16 analog IO cells for ADC functions
8051 peripheral set
Up to 16 Digital IO
USB DFU Bootloader
Integrated power-on-reset circuit
+5V single supply operation
Internal 3.3V/1.8V LDO regulators
Low operating and suspend current 20 mA (active) and 150 uA (suspend)
Range of compact packaging options available: 48-pin WQFN, 44-pin LQFP, 32-pin WQFN and 28-pin SSOP
For more information, please click here for the FT51A product page.