PLEASE NOTE – When editing driver INF files, refer to the following document: AN_107 – Advanced Driver Options
Windows Driver Installer (VCP & D2XX), please click here.
Drivers are available which allow FTDI devices to work with the following operating systems:
|Windows 10 (32/64)||Linux||Windows Vista (32/64)|
|Windows 8.1 (32/64)||MAC OSX||Windows XP (32/64)|
|Windows 8 (32/64)||Windows CE (Version 4.2 and greater)||Windows 2000|
|Windows 7 (32/64)||Windows RT||Windows ME|
|Windows Server 2016||Android||MAC OS9|
|Windows Server 2012 R2 x64||Windows 98|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 x64||MAC OS8|
Support for WinCE
FTDI drivers are available for Windows CE 4.2-5.2, 6.0/7.0 and 2013.
Support for older versions of Windows Desktop
NOTE: Microsoft have ended support for certifying XP and VISTA through their WHCK test program. From revision 2.12.24 with Device Guard Support, the driver will not load on XP or VISTA.
Differences in Driver API
For most of these operating systems two types of driver are available: Virtual COM Port (VCP) drivers and direct (D2XX) drivers. The VCP driver emulates a standard PC serial port such that the USB device may be communicated with as a standard RS232 device. The D2XX driver allows direct access to a USB device via a DLL interface.
To locate the drivers you want to install for a device, select which of the driver types you wish to use (VCP or D2XX) and then locate the appropriate operating systems. With the exception of Windows 98 and Windows ME, all devices are supported in each driver package.
D3XX drivers are only suitable for FTDI’s Superspeed USB bridge services (e.g. FT60x series).