Utilities

The utilities page contains useful programs that provide extended capabilities for application development and manufacturing support. Engineers should take care to validate output from these utilities. Extreme vigilance should be exercised when dealing with programming/download utilities so that device contents are not erroneously deleted or corrupted.

FT312D Configuration

The FT312D chip is supplied with a default set of descriptor strings that the Android Open Accessory platform, which the FT312D is connected to, will use to identify and match with the application.

To enable users to pair their hardware/Android application, a utility is provided to allow customers to change these strings.

The utility runs on Windows OS.

The utility is downloadable from here.

The user guide is downloadable from here.

Ignore Hardware Serial Number Registry Editor Utility

This is a free utility that is used for editing the registry to ensure the serial number descriptor of each FTDI device is ignored during driver installation. This feature ensures any FTDI device connected to a USB port is given the same COM port number.

Enter the device type and VID/PID that you want to ignore the serial number on and press WRITE to apply. You can remove the registry key with the ERASE button.

Download the utility here.

Note: the utility should be run before the first device installation and should be ‘Run as Administrator’ (right-click option).

For more information on the Ignore Hardware Serial Number setting and other driver settings please refer to AN_107 Advanced Driver Options which may be downloaded as a pdf from here.

FT311D Configuration

The FT311D chip is supplied with a default set of descriptor strings that the Android Open Accessory platform, which the FT311D is connected to, will use to identify and match with the application.

To enable users to pair their hardware/Android application, a utility is provided to allow customers to change these strings.

The utility runs on Windows OS.

The utility is downloadable from here.

The user guide is downloadable from here.

V2PROG VNC2 Programming Tool

V2PROG is a simple tool for loading pre-compiled .ROM files generated with the Vinculum II toolchain onto Vinculum II IC’s, over the VNC2 debug interface. It provides an easy to use GUI interface for loading FTDI’s precompiled files or files generated by the user onto the IC.

The utility may be downloaded here.

An application note which describes how to use the V2PROG utility (AN_203_Loading_VNC2_ROM_Files_Using_V2PROG_Utility) is available for download as a .PDF by clicking here.

COMPort_Assignment Utility

COMPort_Assignment is a free utility that is used for assigning the COM Port numbers of FTDI devices. It runs under Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. COMPort_Assignment utility is available for download as a .zip file by clicking here.

An application note which describes how to use the COMPort_Assignment utility (AN_160_COMPort_Assignment_User_Guide ) is available for download as a .PDF by clicking here.

SPITest - Hi-Speed Mini Module EEPROM Recovery Utility

This utility may be used to recover a corrupted EEPROM on a Hi-Speed mini module by erasing it. See application note AN_136 for further details.

SPITest is available for download here.

CDM Uninstaller 1.4 - Windows Device Driver Uninstaller

CDM Uninstaller is a free application that can selectively remove Windows device drivers from the user’s system as specified by the device Vendor ID and Product ID. This application comes as a command driven application or as a GUI executable.

The readme for the command line version is available here and the readme for the GUI version can be viewed here.

Both applications come as a zipped executable that needs to be extracted prior to running. Please refer to the readme for running the application.

Download CDM Uninstaller (command line version + GUI version)

Additionally, a video providing step-by-step instructions on how to to install and use the CDM Uninstaller application can be seen below:

FT60X Series Configuration Tool

FT60X Chip Configuration Programmer

The FT60x Chip Configuration Programmer utility allows FT600 and FT601 devices to be configured with different USB descriptors such as the Manufacturer String or Serial Number. In addition to this, the utility may be used to configure the mode of operation that the device will use such as clock speed, 245 FIFO or multi-channel (FT600) FIFO mode.

A comprehensive user guide is available here: AN_370 FT60X Configuration Programmer User Guide

The utility may be downloaded here.

FT602 Configuration Programmer

The FT602 Configuration Programmer utility allows you to customize the FT602 device with different USB descriptors such as the Manufacturer String or Serial Number. In addition to this, the utility may be used to configure FIFO mode and UVC parameters.

A comprehensive Configuration Guide is available here: AN_435 – FT602 UVC Chip Configuration Guide

The utility may be downloaded here.

Additionally, a video providing step-by-step instructions on how to use the FT602 Configuration Programmer application for customising the chip configuration can be seen below:

FT_PROG 3.8.128.448 - EEPROM Programming Utility

FT_PROG is a free EEPROM programming utility for use with FTDI devices.  It is used for modifying EEPROM contents that store the FTDI device descriptors to customize designs.  FT_PROG also includes the capability of programming the Vinculum firmware.

PLEASE NOTE – The use of some of these utilities by an end user may result in a device being rendered useless.

FT_PROG is available for download by clicking here.

The full FT_PROG User Guide can be downloaded here.

Please Note: FT_PROG requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 installed on your system to run the application. This can be obtained from the Microsoft Website https://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17851&WT.mc_id=MSCOM_EN_US_DLC_DETAILS_121LSUS007996

If your system does not have .NET 4.0 installed please download the file from the above link. To install, double click on the dotnetfx.exe and follow the instructions in the wizard.

Microsoft USBView - USB Connection Viewer

USBView is a free utility from Microsoft  that displays the USB connection tree and shows the USB devices that are connected to it together with their configuration data.  This is very useful for debugging USB enumeration errors. USBView runs under Windows 98, ME,2000, XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1.

USBView is available for download as a .zip file by clicking here. Please note the file must be unzipped before execution.

USBView for Linux - USB Connection Viewer

A version of USBView is available for Linux from http://www.kroah.com/linux-usb/. As with the Windows version, this displays a connection tree of all the USB devices connected to the PC. A version compiled for x86_64 Linux can be downloaded here.

FT2xxR Clock utility

This is the utility to select whether the FTxxxR device will use the internal or external oscillator.

Warning

If you do not have an external crystal connected in your circuit and run this Utility, your FT232R/FT245R may become permanently unusable. Please make sure that the external crystal is connected across the OSCI and OSCO pins of the FT232R/FT245R.

For more information on how to use the FT232R/FT245R with an External Crystal, please refer to Using the FT232R/FT245R with an External Crystal or Oscillator

To download the utility click here 

FTDI Port Monitor - Vista Gadget

FTDI have provided a simple Windows Vista Sidebar gadget to monitor which FTDI COM ports are available.  The list of ports continuously updates to display a list of the COM port numbers assigned to currently available FTDI devices.

The gadget can be installed simply by double-clicking the file.

VCPTest - Windows CE Test Utility for USB UART Devices

The VCPTest program is intended to show how to communicate with an FTDI device from a Windows CE based system using FTDI’s VCP drivers for Windows CE.  It sends and receives data through a loopback connector.

To download the program with C++ source code, click click here.

FT4232H_UART - Manufacturing Test Utility for FT4232H Devices

The FT4232_UART program is intended for use in an FT4232H manufacturing test environment. It has a single button user interface and returns a simple pass or fail for USB – RS232 designs. The executable version is hard-coded for use with the default VID and PID. The FT4232H default VID/PID is 0403/6011. The source code for this program is provided on the FTDI website at the C# Builder examples page and can be built by VC# 2008. The test program also requires a special cable to operate correctly.

To download the utility, click here.

The User Guide can be downloaded here.

FT2232_UART - Manufacturing Test Utility for FT2232 Devices

The FT2232_UART program is intended for use in a FT2232D/H manufacturing test environment. It has a single button user interface and returns a simple pass or fail for USB – RS232 designs. The executable version is hard-coded for use with the default VID and PID. The FT2232H/D default VID/PID is 0403/6010. The source code for this program is provided on the FTDI website at the C# Builder examples page and can be built by VC# 2008. The test program also requires a special cable to operate correctly.

To download the utility, click here.

The User Guide can be downloaded here.

ST232R_ver1.4 - Manufacturing Test Utility and Serialiser for FT232R Devices

The ST232_ver1.4 program is intended for use in a FT232B or FT232R manufacturing test environment. ST232_ver1.4 replaces the previous FTDI utility used for this purpose called ST232R and ST232-245. It has a single button user interface and returns a simple pass or fail for USB – RS232 designs. The executable version is hard-coded for use with the default VID (0x0403) and PID (0x6001) and it can also support other VID and PID combinations by EEPROM.ini modification. The source code for this program is provided on the FTDI website at the C++ Builder examples page and can be built by C++ Builder 2009. The test program also requires a special cable to operate correctly.

To download the utility, click here.

The User Guide can be downloaded here.

To download the test cable specification, click here.

ST232R - Manufacturing Test Utility and Serialiser for FT232R Devices

The ST232R program is intended for use in a manufacturing test environment.  It has a single button user interface and returns a simple pass or fail for USB – RS232 designs.  The executable version is hard-coded for use with the default VID (0x0403) and PID (0x6001) and must be re-compiled to be used with other VID and PID combinations.  The source code for this program is provided on our C++ Builder examples page.  The test program also requires a special cable to work correctly.

To download the executable, click here.

To download the test cable specification, click here.

FT2232ST - Manufacturing Test Utility and Serialiser for FT2232C Devices

The FT2232ST program is intended for use in a manufacturing test environment.  It has a single button user interface and returns a simple pass or fail for USB – dual RS232 designs.  The executable version is hard-coded for use with the default VID (0x0403) and PID (0x6010) and must be re-compiled to be used with other VID and PID combinations.  The source code for this program is provided on our C++ Builder examples page.  The test program also requires a special cable to work correctly.

To download the executable, click here.

To download the test cable specification, click here.

ST232-245 - Manufacturing Test Utility and Serialiser for FT232BM Devices

The ST232-245 program is intended for use in a manufacturing test environment.  It has a single button user interface and returns a simple pass or fail for USB – RS232 designs.  The executable version is hard-coded for use with the default VID (0x0403) and PID (0x6001) and must be re-compiled to be used with other VID and PID combinations.  The source code for this program is provided on our C++ Builder examples page.  The test program also requires a special cable to work correctly.

To download the executable, click here.

To download the test cable specification, click here.

FTD2XXST - EEPROM Programmer and Test Utility for FT232/FT245 Devices

FTD2XXST is an EEPROM serialiser and testing utility for FT232 and FT245 devices.  FTD2XXST is based on our D2XX drivers and will work on Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP platforms.  The latest release supports the extra features of the FT232BM and FT245BM devices as well as the AM series devices.

Please note that this utility has been superseded by MProg which will also program FT2232C devices.

FTD2XXST is available for download by clicking here.

The FTD2XXST User Guide is available for download as a .PDF by clicking here.

E2PROG - EEPROM Programmer and Test Utility for FT8U100AX

E2PROG is our EEPROM serialiser and testing utility for the FT8U100AX only.  It runs on a Windows 98 platform and requires the VCP drivers to be installed prior to use.

To download the E2PROG utility, click here.

EEPROM Programmer Utility for FreeBSD

Our thanks to Bernd Walter (ticso@cicely8.cicely.de) who has provided a version of our EEPROM serialiser utility for FreeBSD. It should also run on OpenBSD and NetBSD but has only been tested by the author using FreeBSD. It is distributed free of charge under a FreeBSD style license and can be downloaded from the author’s website at location https://www.bwct.de/ftdi-eeprom-1.0.tar.gz.

VEVAL Utility for V-Eval

Program for use with the V-Eval development board.  Can be used as a terminal application, for reprogramming the VNC1L and for monitoring data sent to and from the VNC1L UART.

NOTE: the FT2232 device on the V-Eval board requires FTDI’s CDM drivers

Click here to download

VNC_PROG Programmer for VPROG1

Multi-threaded program for use with the VPROG1 programmer board.  Can be used to program up to 10 VNC1 or VNC2 48pin devices at a time with a specified firmware library.

NOTE: the FT232R device on the VPROG1 board requires FTDI’s CDM drivers

Click here to download

Vinculum Firmware Customiser (V1.1b)

Application to modify firmware default behaviour such as default Baud rate or set short command set.  A user manual is also available.

Click here to download

VPLAY

Application to play music through a VMUSIC1 module (requires TTL-232R-3V3)

Click here to download