Application Notes

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Number Title Revision Relevant Devices Release Date
AN_100
Using the FT232R/FT245R with an External Crystal or Oscillator
1.2 FT232R, FT245R 2011-08-01
AN_101 Submitting Modified FTDI Drivers for Windows Hardware Certification 4.1 All FT devices 2013-05-03
AN_102
Data-Logging Using the Vinculum VNC1L
2.0 VNC1L 2008-08-28
AN_105
FTDI Device EEPROM Programming Using Vinculum VNC1L
1.0 All FT devices 2008-09-23
AN_106
Interfacing to a USB Printer using Vinculum VNC1L Host Controller
1.0 VNC1L 2008-11-24
AN_107
Advanced Driver Options
2.53 FT2232H, FT4232H,
FT232R, FT245R,
FT2232,
FT232B, FT245B
2014-03-13
AN_108 Command Processor For MPSSE and MCU Host Bus Emulation Modes 1.5 FT2232H, FT4232H, FT2232, FT232H 2011-09-09
AN_110
Programmers Guide for High Speed FTCJTAG DLL
1.2 FT2232H, FT4232H, FT2232 2009-03-18
AN_112
VNC1L Data Transfer Speeds
1.0 VNC1L 2009-02-16

AN_113

Interfacing FT2232H Hi-Speed Devices To I2C Bus
1.2 FT2232H 2020-05-26
AN_114
Interfacing FT2232H Hi-Speed Devices To SPI Bus
1.1 FT2232H 2012-08-08
AN_116
FTDI Device Tape and Reel Dimensions
2.0 All devices 2019-04-30
AN_118
Migrating Vinculum Designs From VNC1L to VNC2-48L1A
1.3 VNC2-48L1A 2011-05-13
AN_120
Aliasing VCP Baud Rates
1.2 All FT devices 2016-06-13
AN_121
Accessing The EEPROM User Area Of FTDI Devices
1.0 All FT devices 2009-09-04
AN_123
How COM Ports Are Allocated On Driver Installation
1.0 All FT devices 2009-08-27
AN_124 User Guide For FTDI FT_Prog Utility 1.6 FT232R, FT245R, FT2232D, FT2232C, FT2232L, FT232B, FT245B,  FT2232H, FT4232H, FT4222H, VNC1, VNC2 2016-04-06
AN_126
User Guide For FT232B/R Factory Test Utility
1.0 FT232B, FT232R 2009-10-20
AN_127
User Guide For FT2232H/D Factory Test Utility
1.0 FT2232H, FT2232D 2009-10-20
AN_128 User Guide For FT4232H Factory Test Utility 1.0 FT4232H 2009-10-20
AN_129 Interfacing FT2232H Hi-Speed Devices to a JTAG TAP 1.1 FT2232H, FT232H 2011-09-02
AN_130 FT2232H Used In An FT245 Style Synchronous FIFO Mode 1.3 FT2232H 2015-11-17
AN_131 FT2232D/H Fast Opto-Isolated Serial Interface Mode 1.0 FT2232D, FT2232H 2009-10-21
AN_132 Re-Assigning COM Port Numbers Using the Windows Registry 1.0 All FT devices 2016-4-27
AN_133 D2XX Access Using PERL Interface PERL 5.0 Programmers Guide 1.0 All FT devices 2009-11-10
AN_135 MPSSE Basics 1.1 FT2232D, FT2232H, FT4232H 2020-03-12
AN_136 Hi-Speed Mini Module EEPROM Disaster Recovery 1.0 FT2232H, FT4232H 2010-02-17
AN_137 Vinculum-II IO Cell Description 1.0 VNC2 2010-02-19
AN_138 Vinculum-II Debug Interface Description 2.0 VNC2 2011-10-14
AN_139 Vinculum-II IO Mux Explained 1.0 VNC2 2010-02-19
AN_140 Vinculum-II PWM Example 1.1 VNC2 2010-03-25
AN_141 MorphLd and MorphIO-II Utilities for Morph-IC-II 1.0 Morph-IC-II 2010-08-20
AN_142 Vinculum-II Tool Chain Getting Started Guide 1.2.0 VNC2 2010-08-18
AN_143 Auto Sensing And Isolation Design For RS232/RS422/RS485 Interfaces 1.1 VNC2, FT2232H, FT4232H, VNC1L, FT232R, FT245R, FT2232D, FT2232C, FT2232L, FT232B, FT245B 2015-08-17
AN_144 VINCULUM-II IO_Mux Configuration Utility User Guide 1.0 VNC2 2010-05-11
AN_145 Vinculum-II Toolchain Installation Guide 1.0 VNC2 2010-05-26
AN_146 USB Hardware Design Guidelines for FTDI ICs 1.1 VNC2, FT2232H, FT4232H, VNC1L, FT232R, FT245R, FT2232D, FT2232C, FT2232L, FT232B, FT245B, 2013-11-01
AN_147 Vinculum-II Using Bulk Only Mass Storage (BOMS) Class Devices Example 1.0 VNC2 2010-06-11
AN_148 Vinculum-II Using USB Still Image Capture Devices 1.0 VNC2 2010-06-14
AN_149 Upgrading a passive DB9 RS232 Interface to an active USB Interface using an FTDI DB9-USB-RS232 Module 1.1 DB9-USB-RS232 2010-10-12
AN_150 A Comparison between MORPHIC-1K and Morph-IC-II FPGA Development Modules 1.2.0 Morph-IC-II 2010-08-20
AN_151 Vinculum II User Guide 2.0.0 VNC2 2011-05-08
AN_152 Detecting USB Device Insertion and Removal 1.1 All FT devices 2010-09-20
AN_153 Vinco LCD Interface Example 2.0 Vinco 2011-04-15
AN_154 Vinculum-II Webcam Application for Windows 1.0 VNC2 2010-10-14
AN_155 Vinculum-II SD Card Example 1.2 VNC2 2010-12-14
AN_156 Vinculum II ProgLoader and BootLoader Explained 1.0 VNC2 2010-10-29
AN_157 Vinculum II Memory Management 1.2 VNC2 2010-11-26
AN_158 Vinculum-II Webcam Application Using OLED Display 1.0 VNC2 2010-11-01
AN_159 Vinculum-II Firmware Flash Programming 2.0 VNC2 2011-12-08
AN_160 ComPort_Assignment Utility User Guide 1.0 All devices 2010-11-23
AN_161 Vinco Graphics Display Example 2.0 VNC2, Vinco 2011-04-15
AN_162 Vinco Volt Meter Example 2.0 VNC2, Vinco 2010-04-15
AN_163 Vinculum-II USB Slave Detecting Disconnect 1.0 VNC2 2010-11-13
AN_164 Vinculum-II USB Slave Writing a Function Driver 1.0 VNC2 2011-03-15
AN_165 Establishing Synchronous 245 FIFO Communications using a Morph-IC-II 1.1 Morph-IC-II, FT2232H and FT232H 2012-06-26
AN_167 FT1248 Dynamic Parallel/Serial Interface Basics 1.1 FT232H 2018-05-09
AN_168 Vinculum-II USB Slave Customizing an FT232 Device 1.0 VNC2 2011-02-04
AN_169 Vinculum-II RTOS Using the Kernel Diagnostic Service 1.0 VNC2 2011-02-17
AN_170 Using the FTDI Vinco_Libraries 2.1 Vinco, VNC2 2011-07-20
AN_171 Vinculum-II USB Host Using the CDC Driver 1.0 VNC2 2011-02-17
AN_172 Vinculum-II Using the USB Slave Driver 1.0 VNC2 2011-03-15
AN_173 Establishing FT1248 Communications using a Morph-IC-II 1.1 Morph-IC-II, FT2232H and FT232H 2012-06-26
AN_174 Determining USB Peripheral Device Class 1.0 VNC1L, VNC2 2011-05-23
AN_175 Battery Charger Detection over USB with FT-X Devices 1.1 FT-X 2016-07-07
AN_176 Vinculum Comparison of VDAP versus V2DAP 1.0 VNC1L, VNC2 2011-06-22
AN_177  User Guide For LibMPSSE-I2C 1.5 FT2232D, FT2232H, FT4232H, FT232H 2020-05-27
AN_178 User Guide For LibMPSSE-SPI 1.1 FT2232D, FT2232H, FT4232H, FT232H 2012-02-13
AN_179 Wireless Data Transfers Using Vinculum-II 1.0 VNC2 2011-08-17
AN_180 FT232H MPSSE Example – USB Current Meter using the SPI Interface 1.0 FT232H 2011-10-17
AN_181 Accessing Android Open Accessory Mode with Vinculum-II 1.0 VNC2 2011-08-22
AN_182 Vinculum-II UART to FT232Host Bridge 1.0 VNC2 2011-11-02
AN_183 Vinculum-II UART to CDCModem Host Bridge 1.0 VNC2 2011-11-02
AN_184 FTDI Device Input Output pin States 3.3 FT232R, FT245R, FT232H, FT2232H, FT4232H, FT2232D, FT200XD, FT201X, FT220X, FT221X, FT230X, FT234XD, FT231X, FT240X, FT120, FT121, FT122, FT313H, FT4222H & FT260 2020-07-13
AN_185 Vinculum-II UART to HID Class Host Bridge 1.0 VNC2 2011-11-02
AN_186 VNC2 SPI to USB Memory Bridge 1.0 Vinculum-II 2011-11-11
AN_187 Vinculum-II UART to USB Memory Bridge 1.0 VNC2 2011-11-02
AN_188 C232HM MPSSE Cable in USB to SPI Interface 1.0 FT232H 2011-10-17
AN_189 Vinculum-II Using the LFAT Driver 1.1 VNC2 2016-04-05
AN_190 C232HM MPSSE Cable in USB to I2C/SMBUS interface 1.0 FT232H 2016-04-05
AN_191 Vinculum-II Interrupts 1.0 VNC2 2016-06-22
AN_192 Vinculum-II SPI Master to FT232Device Bridge 1.0 VNC2 2011-12-13
AN_193 VNC2 SPI Master to USB HID Class Host Bridge 1.0 Vinculum-II 2011-11-11
AN_194 Vinculum-II UART to USB HID Class Device Bridge 1.0 VNC2 2011-12-13
AN_195 Vinculum-II UART to SPI Master Bridge 1.0 Vinculum-II 2011-11-15
AN_196 Accessing Android Open Accessory Mode with Vinco Development Platform 1.0 Vinculum-II 2012-01-20
AN_197 FT232 Emulation with a Vinculum-II 1.0 Vinculum-II 2011-12-20
AN_199 Vinculum-II SPI Slave to USB HID Class Device Bridge 1.0 VNC2 2011-12-13
AN_201 FT-X MTP memory Configuration 2.0 FT-X 2013-12-18
AN_202 VNC2 Android Robotic ARM Demo Guide 1.0 VNC2 2012-02-09
AN_203 Loading VNC2 ROM files Using V2PROG Utility 1.1 VNC2 2012-02-21
AN_206 FT1248 1-BIT SPI 1.0 FT-X 2012-02-09
AN_207 USB-DUO 1.0 FT3243 2013-06-06
AN_208 FT31xD_Demo_APK_User_Guide 1.3 FT311/FT312D 2013-09-09
AN_209 PDIUSBD12 to FT120 Migration Guide 1.1 FT120 2012-12-14
AN_212 User Guide for FT311 Configuration Utility 1.1 FT311D 2013-01-07
AN_216 AN_216 Using the FT230X to Design a GPS Dongle 1.1 FT230X 2013-09-09
AN_220 FTDI Drivers Installation Guide for Linux 2.1 All 2017-06-07
AN_221 Adding An ADC to the Raspberry Pi 1.0 Raspberry Pi 2017-06-07
AN_223 How to use the FT12 Series Device 1.1 FT120, FT121, FT122 2016-02-02
AN_225 FT12 Series Firmware Programming Guide 1.0 FT120, FT121, FT122 2012-09-25
AN_226 FT313H Programmer’s Guide 1.1 FT313H 2012-11-01
AN_233 Java D2XX for Android API User Manual 1.0 FT232R, FT245R, FT-X, FT2232H, FT4232H, FT2232D 2013-02-05
AN_236 User Guide for FT312D Configuration Utility 1.0 FT312D 2013-04-25
AN_241 AOA HyperTerm User Manual 1.0 FT311D/FT312D 2013-05-03
AN_242 FTDI UART Terminal User Manual 1.0 FT232R, FT245R, FT-X, FT2232H, FT4232H, FT2232D 2013-06-24
AN_243 FT312D USB Host to UART Cable Application 1.0 FT312D 2013-05-21
AN_250 AN_250 Configuring FT313H Driver for Embedded Linux 1.0 FT313H 2013-11-01
AN_255 AN_255_USB to I2C Example using the FT232H and FT201X devices 1.0 FT232H, FT201X 2013-09-30
AN_260 AN_260 IR Remote Control Implementation by Java D2XX 1.0 FT232R, FT245R, FT-X, FT2232H, FT4232H, FT2232D 2013-09-25
AN_302 AN_302 Comparison of Software features for FT313H and ST-Ericsson ISP1763 1.0 FT313H 2014-03-04
AN_323 VNC2 Host to Android Open Accessory and FT232 1.1 FT232 2015-11-18
AN_329 AN_329 User Guide for LibFT4222 1.6 FT4222H 2021-06-05
AN_355 FT232H MPSSE Example – I2C Master Interface with Visual Basic 1.1 FT232H 2020-01-10
AN_357 AN_357 Android D2XX Demo Application for FT4222H 1.0 FT4222H 2015-01-21
AN_370 AN_370 FT60X Configuration Programmer User Guide 1.5 FT60X 2017-12-08
AN_373 AN_373 Bit-Bang Modes for the FT-X Series 1.0 FT-X 2017-05-17
AN_375 AN_375 FT600 Data Loopback Application User Guide 1.0 FT600 2015-09-03
AN_376 Xilinx FPGA FIFO master Programming Guide 1.0 FT60X 2015-09-03
AN_377 AN_377 Altera FPGA FIFO Master Programming Guide 1.0 FT600 2015-09-03
AN_379 AN_379 D3xx Programmers Guide 1.7 FT60x 2018-03-28
AN_386 FTDI FT600 Maximize Performance 1.0 FT60X Series 2015-10-19
AN_387 FT600 Data Streamer Application User Guide 1.0 FT600 2015-10-19
AN_394 User Guide for FT260 1.1 FT260 2018-09-11
AN_395 User Guide for LibFT260 1.2 FT260 2018-08-31
AN_399 FT260 HID over I2C 1.0 FT260 2018-05-15
AN_407 AN_407 D3XX NET Programmers Guide 1.0 FT60X Series 2016-11-01
AN_411 AN_411_FTx232H MPSSE I2C Master Example in Csharp 1.1 FT232H 2018-10-04
AN_412 AN_412 FT600/FT601 Bridge Chips Integration 1.0 FT60X Series 2017-12-08
AN_421 FIFO Bus Master For FT60x 1.3 FT60X Series 2017-12-12
AN_428 AN_428 D2XX EEPROM Programming Examples 1.0 FT232R, FT-X Series, FT232H, FT2232H and FT4232H 2017-05-17
AN_430 AN_430 FT60X PCB Layout Guidelines 1.0 FT60X Series 2017-02-21
AN_434 AN_434_FT602_UVC_Bus_Master_Sample 1.2 FT60X Series 2017-12-08
AN_435 AN_435_FT602_UVC_Chip_Configuration_Guide 1.2 FT60X Series 2017-12-08
AN_437 AN_437_FT602_I2C_User_Guide 1.0 FT60X Series 2017-12-08
AN_438 AN_438_FT260_I2C_Example_in_Csharp 1.0 FT260 2020-05-12
AN_444 AN_444_Using_the_FT260_with_Linux 1.0 FT260 2020-04-28
AN_448 FT4233HP_FT2233HP_FT233HP Configuration Guide 1.2 FT233HP FT2233HP FT4233HP 2021-05-06
AN_475 AN_475 FTDI Windows 10 IoT Solutions 1.0 FT4232H, FT800, VM800B 2016-05-23
AN_551 FT4232HP_FT2232HP_FT232HP Configuration Guide 1.0 FT232HP FT2232HP FT4232HP 2021-05-06
AN232R-01 Bit Bang Modes for the FT232R and FT245R 2.03 FT232R, FT245R 2018-07-02
AN232R-02

FTDIChip-ID? for the FT232R and FT245R

1.0 FT232R, FT245R
AN232R-03 FTDI Windows Driver Pre-Installation 1.0 All FT devices
AN232R-04 Windows Combined Driver Model 1.0 All FT devices
AN2232-02 Bit Mode Functions for the FT2232 2.1 FT2232
DG232 FT232BM Designers Guide 2.0 FT232B
DG245 FT245BM Designers Guide 2.0 FT245B
AN232B-01 FT232BM/FT245BM Bit-Bang Mode 1.0 FT2232, FT232B, FT245B
AN232B-02 FT232BM/FT245BM Power Control and Pin States 2.0 FT232B, FT245B
AN232B-03 Optimising D2XX Data Throughput 1.1 All FT devices
AN232B-04 Data Throughput, Latency & Handshaking 1.1 All FT devices
AN232B-05 Configuring FT232R, FT2232 and FT232BM Baud Rates 1.1 FT232R, FT2232, FT232B
AN232B-06 Debugging FT232BM and FT245BM Based Designs 1.1 FT232B, FT245B
AN232B-07 Configuring FTDI’s VCP Drivers to use Location IDs 1.2 All FT devices
AN232B-08 Enumeration Options for Windows 98 1.0 FT232R, FT245R, FT2232, FT232B, FT245B
AN232B-09 Using the Modem Emulation Mode in FTDI’s VCP Driver 2.0 All FT devices
ANVNCL-01 ANVNC1L-01 Vinculum VNC1L Bootloader 1.2 VNC1L
AN_VMusic VMusic SPI Application Note 1.01 VMusic2 2008-06-02
V-Eval USB Missile Launcher Application Note 1.0 V-Eval 2008-03-20

 

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