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Integrated & optimised ASSPs shorten design cycles

Integrated & optimised ASSPs shorten design cycles
  A reference design demonstrates how closely integrated and optimised ASSPs can help shorten design cycles, even when a bespoke user interface is needed. By Dave Sroka, FTDI Chip.
25th July 2014

48MIPS microcontroller for industrial control applications

48MIPS microcontroller for industrial control applications
The company's second application oriented controller device, FTDI Chip has announced the FT51 8-bit microcontroller. Incorporating one of the highest performance 8051 compatible processor cores on the market, the MCU features a 48MHz operating clock speed and a 48MIPS processing capacity (1clock cycle per instruction).
3rd March 2014

ICs support display, audio and touch functionality

ICs support display, audio and touch functionality
Expanding the company's Embedded Video Engine (EVE) offering, FTDI Chip has introduced the FT801. Supporting intelligent display implementations with audio and capacitive touch functionality, the FT801 has a capacitive touch element which is provided through an I²C interface connected to a standard capacitive touch controller.
3rd March 2014


Simplifying HMI development on intelligent displays

Simplifying HMI development on intelligent displays
With the cooperation continuing to deliver major benefits to the electronic engineering community, FTDI Chip and 4D Systems have introduced two products offering design engineers a foundation on which to construct compelling HMIs in a quick and trouble-free manner. This latest offering complements the recently announced 4DLCD-FT843 intelligent display solution.
19th February 2014

Gameduino2 game adaptor shield driven by FT800 EVE

Gameduino2 game adaptor shield driven by FT800 EVE
FTDI Chip has confirmed that its ground-breaking FT800 Embedded Video Engine is a key component in an exciting new Kickstarter project - the Gameduino2 game adaptor shield from Excamera. In 2011, the Kickstarter-funded Gameduino made major industry impact by successfully bringing vintage gaming to the popular Arduino platform.
9th October 2013

USB GPS module enables location-based applications

USB GPS module enables location-based applications
FTDI Chip has today announced the FT-X-GPS, a USB GPS module which allows precision positioning data to be derived - so that a computing platform (such as a laptop, tablet, or embedded PC) to which it has been connected, via its USB port, can benefit from this precise data to enable  location-based services and applications that continue to emerge as mobility increases.
19th September 2013

Multi-Chip Solution for Developing USB-to-RS232 Systems

Multi-Chip Solution for Developing USB-to-RS232 Systems
FTDI Chip has today announced the USB-DUO, an addition to its portfolio of semiconductor solutions for USB-to-RS232 interfacing. The USB-DUO integrates one of FTDI’s new high performance USB bridge controller ICs with its RS232 transceiver IC. This provides engineers with a platform on which they can create their own USB-to-RS232 converter cabling systems - supporting speeds of up to 250 kbits/s.
12th July 2013

Dedicated USB-to-UART Bridge Chip Optimized for Android-Based Systems

Dedicated USB-to-UART Bridge Chip Optimized for Android-Based Systems
FTDI Chip has further expanded its hardware and firmware support for the Android operating system with the introduction of innovative new silicon. The FT312D is a full speed (12 Mbit/s), USB host bridge IC that is designed to provide fast and simple integration of a USB link into various peripheral hardware from an Android platform that has a USB device port.
22nd April 2013

FTDI Teams Up with MikroElektronika to Provide Development Support for EVE GUI Platform

FTDI Teams Up with MikroElektronika to Provide Development Support for EVE GUI Platform
FTDI Chip offers advanced software support for its new Embedded Video Engine family through third party partnership. It has collaborated with tool chain vendor MikroElektronika, providing it with detailed libraries for accessing the popular Visual TFT graphic development solution.
27th February 2013

FTDI Adds Low Pin-Count, UART-to-USB Bridge to X-Chip Series

FTDI Adds Low Pin-Count, UART-to-USB Bridge to X-Chip Series
Future Technology Devices International Limited has further expanded its X-Chip series of feature-rich USB-to-serial interface chips with the introduction of the ultra-compact FT234XD. Contained in a 3mm x 3mm 12-pin DFN package that is optimised for smaller PCB designs, this highly integrated UART interface IC allows asynchronous serial data transfer - supporting data transfer rates from 300 bits/s to 3 Mbits/s.
20th February 2013

FTDI Unveils USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Host Controller IC

FTDI Unveils USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Host Controller IC
Future Technology Devices International Limited has strengthened its portfolio of USB semiconductor solutions, with the release of the FT313H host controller IC. This feature-rich device supports USB 2.0 hi-speed (480 Mbits/s), as well as full-speed (12 Mbit/s) and low-speed (1.5 M bit/s) implementations.
15th November 2012

FTDI dévoile un CI contrôleur d'hôte USB 2.0 rapide

FTDI dévoile un CI contrôleur d'hôte USB 2.0 rapide
FTDI renforce son offre en solutions semiconducteurs USB, avec le lancement du CI contrôleur d'hôte FT313H. Ce dispositif riche en fonctionnalités permet d'implanter une interface USB 2.0 à haut-débit (480 Mbits/s), à débit normal (12 Mbits/s) ou à bas débit (1.5 Mbit/s). Spécialement conçu pour une intégration facile, il permet d'ajouter facilement une connectivité haut-débit à un système, en autorisant des transferts de données rapides et l'utilisation de clés USB ou d'adaptateurs réseau sans-fil USB, pour étendre un système de manière modulaire, grâce au support des drivers de classe USB standard.
13th November 2012

FT12 USB Controller Series from FTDI Optimise Designers’ Implementation Choice

FT12 USB Controller Series from FTDI Optimise Designers’ Implementation Choice
Future Technology Devices International has revealed the introduction of its FT12 series high performance USB controller ICs. Operating at 12 Mbits/s and designed to the USB 2.0 specification, the new controllers support direct memory access operation, while providing system interfaces for 8-bit parallel bus and SPI Slave.
2nd October 2012

FTDI présente un CI hôte USB optimisé pour plateformes Android

FTDI présente un CI hôte USB optimisé pour plateformes Android
Future Technology Devices International Limited continue de contribuer au succès du projet Android Open Accessories, avec l'introduction de son FT311D. Ce nouveau circuit hôte USB rapide (12 Mbits/s) a pour vocation de fournir aux plateformes Android, telles que tablettes et smartphones, une interconnectivité avec différents produits finaux grâce à la technologie USB.
1st August 2012

FTDI Delivers Connectivity Solutions for Raspberry Pi Mini Computer

FTDI Delivers Connectivity Solutions for Raspberry Pi Mini Computer
Future Technology Devices International Limited has added to its range of connectivity offerings with two new products that address the rapidly growing popularity of the Raspberry Pi computing platform. The TTL-232R-RPi is a USB-to-TTL Serial UART debug cabling solution that incorporates the company’s FT232RQ high performance interface IC.
19th June 2012

FTDI Unveils USB-to-RS232 Cabling Solution

Future Technology Devices International Limited has expanded its portfolio of converter cabling solutions with the introduction of Chipi-X. Measuring a length of 10 cm, this is a USB-to-RS232 level full-handshake UART cable with a male DB9 connector. The DB9 provides the connectivity for RS232 communications and a USB-A plug deals with USB communications.
26th March 2012

FTDI Expands Vinculum-II Precompiled Firmware & Source Code Offering

USB solutions specialist Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) has introduced additional elements to its family of precompiled, bridging ROM files that support its Vinculum-II (VNC2) USB host/device controller ICs. These files can be loaded directly into a VNC2 IC and utilised by its 16-bit microcontroller core in order to perform basic data transfer operations between common interfaces.
21st December 2011

USB to Digital Level Interface Cabling Solutions from FTDI

USB to Digital Level Interface Cabling Solutions from FTDI
USB solutions specialist Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) has added two new cables to its USB to digital level serial interface portfolio. The new C232HM-DDHSL-0 (3.3 V output power) and C232HM-EDHSL-0 (5V output power) USB 2.0 Hi-Speed to Digital Level Multi-Protocol Synchronous Serial Engine (MPSSE) cables - which form part of its expanding ‘Instant USB cable’ line - offer a fast, simple way to connect devices with 3.3 V logic level interfaces to USB. Both support the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (480Mb/s) standard.
4th August 2011

FTDI expedites embedded design projects with new addition to its Vinco offering

FTDI expedites embedded design projects with new addition to its Vinco offering
USB solutions specialist Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) has further strengthened its Arduino-inspired Vinco platform (which was first announced in November 2010) with the introduction of the VNCLO-START1 kit. This comprehensive new development environment based on the company’s Vinculum-II (VNC2) dual channel USB Host/Device controller effectively gives engineers everything they need for developing next generation embedded systems.
13th June 2011

FTDI expedites embedded design projects with new addition to its Vinco offering

FTDI expedites embedded design projects with new addition to its Vinco offering
USB solutions specialist Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) has further strengthened its Arduino-inspired Vinco platform (which was first announced in November 2010) with the introduction of the VNCLO-START1 kit. This comprehensive new development environment based on the company’s Vinculum-II (VNC2) dual channel USB Host/Device controller effectively gives engineers everything they need for developing next generation embedded systems.
10th June 2011


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