Future Technology Devices International, Ltd.

- FTDI Chip develops innovative silicon solutions that enhance interaction with today’s technology. Through application of its “Design Made Easy” ethos, the company is able to support engineers with highly sophisticated, feature-rich, robust and simple-to-use product platforms.

FTDI Chip’s long-established, continuously expanding Universal Serial Bus (USB) product line boasts universally recognized products. The company’s Embedded Video Engine (EVE) graphic controllers each pack display, audio and touch functionality onto a single chip allowing dramatic reductions in the development time and bill-of-materials costs involved in Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) implementation. FTDI Chip also provides families of highly differentiated, speed-optimised microcontrollers with augmented connectivity. 
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FTDI Chip is a fab-less semiconductor company headquartered in Glasgow, UK, with research and development facilities located in Glasgow, Singapore and Taipei (Taiwan), plus regional sales and technical support sites in Glasgow, Taipei, Portland (Oregon, USA) and Shanghai (China). For more information go to www.ftdichip.com. Less...

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  • Android Interface Solutions
7.9MB1.3MB10 minParts List
  • Embedded Video Engine (EVE)-Designing with the FT800
7.1MB1.6MB10 minParts List
  • USB Introduction
8.5MB289KB20 minParts List
  • USB-UART Interface Solutions
5.6MB872KB10 minParts List
  • VNC1L-1A USB Host Controller
Play11MB3.0MB15 minParts List

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VM800P Embedded Video Engine Plus ModuleVM800P Embedded Video Engine Plus Module - The VM800P is a stand-alone display system which has a flash based microcontroller on board, thus providing a fully-integrated display system ready to go. The VM800P supports many I/O daughtercards or shields for expanding external interfacing and control. These shields use 1 or 2 Micro-MaTch miniature connectors to interface to the VM800P main module.  More...

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Product Information

FT Series ICs
FTDI’s popular USB to serial converter ICs provide USB connectivity to legacy interfaces such as RS232 / RS422 / RS485. FTDI ICs offer support for a range of industry standard interfaces such as UART, FIFO, I2C and JTAG to quickly interface USB to an embedded MCU, PLD or FPGA. All devices are supplied with FTDI’s royalty-free USB drivers for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows CE, Apple MAC OSX, Linux and Android operating systems, offering a complete, ready-to-use USB solution which minimizes time to market and development costs.

Vinculum
The Vinculum family of USB Host / Device Controller ICs provide an easy implementation of USB host controller functionality within products, and utilizes FTDI’s IDE to develop the firmware. All devices are supplied with FTDI’s royalty-free USB drivers for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows CE, Apple MAC OSX, Linux and Android operating systems, offering a complete, ready-to-use USB solution which minimizes time to market and development costs.

Modules
Range of PCB boards and sub-assemblies based around FTDI ICs. The modules are available in a range of formats to support various applications. The range consists of modules to carry out basic prototyping of USB based designs to modules which can be integrated to provide USB connectivity within finished product designs.

Cables
FTDI offer a wide range of USB based converter cables offering a variety of connectivity options. Connectivity options include conversion from USB to RS232, RS422, or RS485 interfaces, and TTL based signaling interfaces. Many of the cables feature integrated electronics assemblies featuring FTDI ICs providing simple easy-to-use connectivity for many USB conversion applications.

Utilities
FTDI offers a wide range of software programs that are intended for use with the FTDI products. The various software programs provide a wide range of functionality such as programming and managing EEPROM contents, assigning COM Port numbers of FTDI devices, FTDI driver enhancements and much more.

Tools and Software

FTDI’s Royalty-Free Drivers
Find links to download FTDI’s royalty-free drivers.

Software Examples
FTDI provides example applications and code to assist engineers in the development process.

Knowledgebase
Find information on FTDI’s devices and drivers including links to relevant pages of the website and troubleshooting information.

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Document Library
Here you will find data sheets, application notes, installation guides, technical notes, technical publications, schematics, PCB data, solder profiles, quality documents, materials content, programming guides and PCNs.

Links
Here you will find a list of links to 3rd party technical resources on USB, RS232 and hardware/software related matters which may be of interest to the FTDI community.
More About Future Technology Devices International, Ltd.

FTDI Chip develops innovative silicon solutions that enhance interaction with today’s technology. Through application of its “Design Made Easy” ethos, the company is able to support engineers with highly sophisticated, feature-rich, robust and simple-to-use product platforms.

FTDI Chip’s long-established, continuously expanding Universal Serial Bus (USB) product line boasts universally recognized products. The company’s Embedded Video Engine (EVE) graphic controllers each pack display, audio and touch functionality onto a single chip allowing dramatic reductions in the development time and bill-of-materials costs involved in Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) implementation. FTDI Chip also provides families of highly differentiated, speed-optimised microcontrollers with augmented connectivity.

FTDI Chip is a fab-less semiconductor company headquartered in Glasgow, UK, with research and development facilities located in Glasgow, Singapore and Taipei (Taiwan), plus regional sales and technical support sites in Glasgow, Taipei, Portland (Oregon, USA) and Shanghai (China). For more information go to www.ftdichip.com.
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