The UMFT230XA is a development module for FTDI’s FT230XQ, one of the devices from FTDI’s range of USB interface bridging integrated circuit devices. FT230X is a USB to UART interface with a battery charger detection feature, which can allow batteries to be charged with a higher current from a dedicated charger port (without the FT230X being enumerated). In addition, asynchronous and synchronous bit bang interface modes are available. The internally generated clock (6MHz, 12MHz and 24MHz) can be brought out of the on one of the CBUS pin to be used to drive a microprocessor or external logic.
The UMFT230XA is a module which is designed to plug into a standard 0.3” wide 16 pin DIP socket. All components used, including the FT230XQ are Pb-free (RoHS compliant).
The UMFT230XA is fitted with a FT230XQ; all the features of the FT230X can be utilized with the UMFT230XA. For a full list of the FT230X’s features please see the FT230X datasheet which can be found by clicking here. In addition to the features listed in the FT230X datasheet, the UMFT230XA has the following features:
Small PCB assembly module designed to fit a standard 7.62mm (0.3”) wide 16 pin DIP socket. Pins are on a 2.54mm (0.1”) pitch.
On board USB ‘mini-B’ socket allows module to be connected to a PC via a standard A to mini-B USB cable.
Functionally configurable using solder links. The default solder links setup enables the module to function without peripheral wires or application board. Other configurations enable external power supply options and variation of logic reference levels.