FT232RL USB to Serial Adapter Driver

USB DriverThe FT232RL USB to Serial Adapter Driver is about a third of the price compared to the FT231X USB to serial adapter and does not have as many options however for a simple environment this will work well enough. Both chips are made by FTDI. There are driver below for MAC Linux as well as all version of Windows. We need to compare the two and see what the difference in price will make and then decide from there as to which one you would really prefer.

FT232RL USB to Serial Adapter Driver

The Pro mini version is very cheap and it does come with LED lights to show activity. But it is not as advanced compared to others. Such as those with the FT231X USB to serial adapter which has a better range of LED indicator lights. Unlike others this adapter is very small and portable but has no extension cable as it is only the adapter. Once you have installed the drivers the serial port is automatically configured as an additional COM port which shows up in your operating system’s Device Manager. You can see more here. How to troubleshoot a USB port is also explained.

The FT232RL powers the USB to serial adapter. We’ve thoroughly tested it for compatibility with a wide range of serial devices available in the market, including several GPS and PDA devices like Garmin, Mallagan, and Palm. Notably, the USB to serial adapter operates on USB port power, automatically detecting data speed for seamless functionality.
FT232RL USB to Serial Adapter Driver FT232RL USB to Serial Adapter Driver

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Processor FTDI FT232RL
Serial driver Exar SP213EEA
Unique chipID no. Yes, each converter has it own unique ID number which can be accessed by the user
RS232 Interface RS232 DB9 Male
RS232 output power ~5.7VDC
USB interface Standard Type A Male
Indication LEDs TX, RX and Power
Ports 1-port
Signals TX, RX, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, RI and GND
Power on pin 9 No
Baud rate Guaranteed up to 230.000bps
Parity None, Odd, Even, Mark, Space
Data Bits 7, 8
Stop Bits 1, 2
TX / RX buffer size 256 Byte Transmit Buffer / 128 Byte Receive Buffer

FTDI FT232RL USB to Serial Adapter Driver

These driver are for all versions of Windows as well as the MAC and Linux. See also the FT231X USB UART Driver as well as the FT231X Full Speed USB to Full UART and the UART Drivers.

Let’s talk about the FT232R – it’s the latest addition to FTDI’s USB UART interface Integrated Circuit Devices. Unlike regular USB to serial UART interfaces, this one comes with some extra cool features like an optional clock generator output and a security feature called FTDIChip-ID™.

What’s interesting is that the FT232R is not just a one-trick pony. It offers both asynchronous and synchronous bit bang interface modes, making it pretty versatile for different uses. Designers will also love that they’ve crammed everything needed for USB to serial designs right into the device, including the external EEPROM, clock circuit, and USB resistors.

Now, compared to its older siblings, the FT232R has added two new functions, making it a bit of a “3-in-1” chip for certain applications. First off, it can generate its own clock at different frequencies, which you can use to power up a microcontroller or other external devices. But the real kicker is the FTDIChip-ID™ – a unique number burned into the device during manufacturing.

See also  USB to UART/Serial/Printer


driver download

FTDI FT232RL USB to Serial Adapter Driver (2017)


VCP Drivers

FTDI FT232RL USB to Serial Adapter Driver 32bit (2021)

FTDI FT232RL USB to Serial Adapter Driver 64bit (2021)

D2XX Drivers

FTDI FT232RL USB to Serial Driver 32bit (2021)

FTDI FT232RL USB to Serial Driver 64bit (2021)


Lastly also note the FT231X USB to Full Handshake UART and the USB to Serial Adapter Drivers.




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