USB Programming Interface (FT232R)

Sensor/Input/Output

IP01

XinaBox

Product Description

This xCHIP is an interface module which is equipped to power and program other modules via a USB A connector. The USB A connection is required for programming the range of CPU Core xCHIPS over the USB-serial bridge provided by the FT232R.

For example:  

If you have a WiFi Core (CW01) not pre-loaded for use with the micro:bit, you need this USB Programming interface to connect the CW01 to get the correct firmware loaded in order to work with the micro:bit.

Product Highlights

  • Based on FT232R From FTDI Limited
  • USB A connector for simple connectivity without the need of a cable
  • Programming interface for core xCHIPs such as CW01, CR01 and CC01
  • Equipped with switches that allow the user to switch serial and programming configurations
  • RGB LED for programming indicators

Applications

  • Serial Programming of xCHIPS
  • Serial Interface for debugging
  • Serial Data Monitoring
  • USB-Serial Internet Link for IoT Devices

Specifications

  • Single chip USB to asynchronous serial data transfer interface.
  • Entire USB protocol handled on the chip. No USB specific firmware programming required.
  • Fully integrated 1024 bit EEPROM for storing device descriptors.
  • Data transfer rates from 300 baud to 3 Mbaud.
  • 128 byte receive buffer and 256 byte transmit buffer utilizing buffer smoothing technology to allow for high data throughput.
  • Unique USB FTDIChip-ID™ feature.
  • Transmit and receive LED signals.
  • UART interface support for 7 or 8 data bits, 1 or 2 stop bits and odd / even / mark / space / no parity.
  • FIFO receives and transmits buffers for high data throughput.
  • Device supplied pre-programmed with unique USB serial number.
  • UART signal inversion option.
  • Low operating and USB suspend current.
  • Low USB bandwidth consumption.
  • UHCI/OHCI/EHCI host controller compatible.
  • USB 2.0 Full Speed compatible.
  • -40°C to 85°C extended operating temperature range.

Datasheet

USB Programming Interface IP01  Datasheet 

FT232 Datasheet

 


XinaBox is pronounced as  X-in-a-Box!

The XinaBox range currently includes over 80 sensors, bridges, cores, interfaces and other types of peripherals, and it is growing all the time. These ‘xChips’ will help you to super-charge your BBC micro:bit:

Micro:bit ready:  see here for full details

 The connection - plug and play, no wire

Build simple and complex circuits quickly and easily. The modular system allows you to connect xChips like building blocks - anyone can build a circuit in seconds, with no need for soldering irons, breadboards or consumables. And when you are done, disassemble the circuit and start again! It takes seconds when you know how.


 

 

 

HK$ 110.00

IP01