FT230X USB to Basic UART Driver

Download the FT230X USB to Basic UART driver here. See what the FT230X Full Speed USB to Basic UART does. Offering a compact bridge to basic UART interfaces, this USB 2.0 Full Speed IC, known as FT230X, enables USB integration into a system design effortlessly.

FT230X USB to Basic UART Driver

The device operates at up to 3MBaud, consuming low power (8mA), and encompasses the comprehensive feature set of the FT-X series.

Hardware Features

The Single chip USB to asynchronous serial data transfer interface provides a seamless connection between USB and serial communication. With the entire USB protocol handled on the chip, no specific firmware programming is required. The device features a fully integrated 2048 byte EEPROM for convenient storage of device descriptors and CBUS I/O FT230X USB to Basic UART Driverconfiguration.

In terms of clock generation, the chip offers full integration without the need for an external crystal. Additionally, there is an optional clock output selection that allows for a glue-less interface to external MCUs or FPGAs. Data transfer rates range from 300 baud to 3 Mbaud, ensuring efficient communication.

To enhance data throughput, the chip incorporates a 512 byte receive buffer and 512 byte transmit buffer with buffer smoothing technology. This enables high-speed data transmission. Furthermore, FTDI provides royalty-free Virtual Com Port (VCP) and Direct (D2XX) drivers, eliminating the need for USB driver development in most cases.

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The device offers configurable CBUS I/O pins and supports transmit and receive LED drive signals. It also provides versatile UART interface support, accommodating various data bit configurations, stop bits, and parity options. Additionally, synchronous and asynchronous bit bang interface options are available with RD# and WR# strobes. See also the FT220X USB to 4-Bit SPI (FT1248 Bridge) on here.


In terms of functionality, the chip includes battery charger detection, enabling mobile devices to identify the presence of a charger on the USB port for faster battery charging. Each device is supplied pre-programmed with a unique USB serial number, ensuring individual identification.

The chip supports bus powered, self-powered, and high-power bus powered USB configurations. It integrates a +3.3V level converter for USB I/O, with true 3.3V CMOS drive output and TTL input. It is also capable of operating at lower voltages with external pull-ups and features 5V tolerance.

Notable Features

Other notable features include configurable I/O pin output drive strength, an integrated power-on-reset circuit, UART signal inversion option, and internal 3.3V/1.8V LDO regulators. The chip shows low operating current (8mA typical) and USB suspend current (125uA typical), ensuring efficient power usage.

The chip is designed with low USB bandwidth consumption, making optimal use of available resources. It is compatible with UHCI/OHCI/EHCI host controllers and meets the USB 2.0 Full Speed specifications. It operates reliably in an extended temperature range of -40°C to 85°C.

Packaged in compact Pb-free 16 Pin SSOP and QFN options, both compliant with RoHS standards, the chip offers convenience in various system designs. Likewise see the FT201X Full Speed USB to I2C Bridge Driver as well as the FT200XD Full Speed USB to I2C Bridge Driver.

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In summary, the Single chip USB to asynchronous serial data transfer interface provides a reliable and efficient solution for connecting USB and serial communication. With its comprehensive features and compatibility, it offers versatile operation in a compact form factor.

Applications Usage

USB to RS232/RS422/RS485 Converters provide a seamless transition for upgrading legacy peripherals to USB connectivity. They enable efficient data transfer between cellular and cordless phones, MCU/PLD/FPGA based designs, USB audio and low bandwidth video devices. Additionally see also the FT230X Basic UART Driver and FT231X – Full Speed USB to Full UART.

Likewise PDAs, smart card readers, instrumentation equipment, industrial control systems, MP3 players. In addition USB flash card readers and writers, set-top box PCs, digital cameras, and hardware modems. With USB technology, these interfaces offer enhanced compatibility and versatility for a wide range of applications.

D2XX Direct Drivers

Windows (Desktop) 2021-07-15

FT230X Driver X86 (64-Bit)

FT230X Driver X86 (32-Bit)

Windows RT Driver (ARM) (2014-07-04)

Linux X64 (64-Bit) / X86 (32-Bit)  (2020-05-18)


VCP Drivers

Windows (Desktop) 2021-07-15

FT230 X Driver X86 (64-Bit)

FT230X Driver X86 (32-Bit)



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