Installation Guides

The table below lists all of the currently available application notes and indicates which devices the documents are relevant to. To view an application note, click on the document title. To save a copy of an application note, right-click on the document title and choose “Save Target As…”.

All of the application notes are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to be installed before they can be viewed.

Please note that application notes are listed as being relevant to families of devices:

  • FT232R implies relevance to FT232RL and FT232RQ devices
  • FT245R implies relevance to FT245RL and FT245RQ devices
  • FT2232 implies relevance to FT2232D, FT2232L and FT2232C devices
  • FT232B implies relevance to FT232BM, FT232BL and FT232BQ devices
  • FT245B implies relevance to FT245BM and FT245BL devices
  • FT8U232AM implies relevance to the FT8U232AM device
  • FT8U245AM implies relevance to the FT8U245AM device
Document Title Revision Comments

D3XX Installation Guide
1.0 Driver installation under Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (for both 32 bit and 64 bit)

Windows 10 Installation Guide
1.0 Driver installation under Windows 10

Windows 8 Installation Guide
1.0 Driver installation under Windows 8

Windows 7 Installation Guide
1.1 Driver installation under Windows 7

Mac OS X Installation Guide
1.3 Driver installation under Mac OS X

Linux Driver Installation Guide
2.0 FTDI Drivers Installation Guide for Linux

Windows CE Installation Guide
1.0 Driver installation under Windows CE


Windows Vista Installation Guide
1.0 Driver installation under Windows Vista

Windows XP Installation Guide
1.0 Driver installation under Windows XP

Windows 2000 Installation Guide
2.0 Driver installation under Windows 2000

Windows 98 Installation Guide
1.0 Driver installation under Windows 98.  Also relevant to Windows ME

D2XX WinRT Guide
1.0 User Guide for the WinRT Driver

Windows CE Driver Catalog Item Usage
1.0 Driver Installation with CAT files under Windows CE