Evaluation board provides complete development platform for Vinculum embedded USB host designs

26th February 2008
Written by : ES Admin
Evaluation board provides complete development platform for Vinculum embedded USB host designs
Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) has announced its V-EVAL hardware development platform for Vinculum VNC1L-based embedded USB host designs. Supplied as a complete kit, it includes the V-EVAL development board, power supply, USB A/B cable and a USB gender change for use with USB slave applications. A downloadable human interface class (HID) example project for a PIC, in C language is also available.
The board provides two USB host / slave ports, multiple I/O port connectors and an inbuilt Vinculum USB device programmer, terminal emulator and command monitor. In addition to the USB ports, board connectors provide access to the UART, SPI and FIFO interfaces. Five user-programmable switches, five user-programmable LEDs and five status LEDs are also included together with PS/2 keyboard and mouse connectors. To ease circuit design, a large array of 800 0.1-inch pitch holes is provided. This prototyping area can be used to add additional components to the board and for testing complete designs.

On-board devices include a VNC1L embedded host controller and an FT2232 dual USB-UART IC that provides programming and debug functions for the Vinculum host.

The V-EVAL can take power from either the power supply included in the kit or from a host PC using the USB ‘B’ connector.

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