FT232 EVAL BOARD
FT232 EVAL BOARD

Description of product

DESCRIPTION
Evaluation Board Based on FT232, A High-performance Cost-effective Solution for USB TO UART

Overview

The FT232 EVAL BOARD provides a high-performance cost-effective solution for USB TO UART. It is based on the FT232RL chip and will hopefully allow to try out the full potential of the FT232 device before using it in your prototype.


FT232 Features

The FT232RL is a USB to serial UART interface with the following advanced features:

  • Single chip USB to asynchronous serial data transfer interface.
  • Data transfer rates from 300 baud to 3 Megabaud (RS422 / RS485 and at TTL levels) and 300 baud to 1 Megabaud (RS232).
  • Integrated 1024 bit internal EEPROM for I/O configuration and storing USB VID, PID, serial number and product description strings.
  • Integrated level converter on UART and CBUS for interfacing to 5V - 1.8V Logic.
  • High I/O pin output drive option.
  • Integrated power-on-reset circuit.
  • Fully integrated clock - no external crystal, oscillator, or resonator required.
  • Fully integrated AVCC supply filtering - No separate AVCC pin and no external R-C filter required.

What's On Board

  • Power
    • Powered from USB bus
    • Voltage level is configurable via on-board jumper, VCC or 3.3V
  • Onboard Chips
    • FT232RL, USB to serial UART interface device with integrated EEPROM, level converter, and clock
    • MAX3232, True RS232-UART Transceivers
  • Interfaces
    • USB connector
    • RS232 connector, DB9 standard
  • Human to Machine Interface
    • Indicator LEDs: TXDLED, RXDLED
  • Others
    • CUBS and controlling port of the FT232 are connected to pin headers, convenient for development

Schematic

Development Resources

  • Schematic Circuit Diagram
    • Designed by using PROTEL99
    • Provides IMG format or Protel SchDoc format
  • Drivers
    • FTDI's royalty-free Virtual Com Port (VCP) driver
    • Direct (D2XX) driver
  • Related Software
    • Ultra Serial Port Monitor - 30 DAYS DEMO
  • Datasheets of the chips