Parallax is no longer shipping FTDI products to international addresses. Please contact your local FTDI distributor to purchase chips.
Parallax's engineering and marketing opinion is that this chip seals FTDI's position as the leader in USB to serial bridge chips. And we've looked at the competition for our own products. This chip is compatible with existing FTDI Virtual COM Port drivers!The FT232RL is a 28-pin SSOP with an RoHS-compliant lead-free package (the FT232RL is not available in a standard leaded package). Be sure to use our surface-mount reflow profile for lead-free FTDI chips for assembly.
- Single chip USB to asynchronous serial data transfer interface
- Entire USB protocol handled on the chip - No USB-specific firmware programming required
- UART interface support for 7 or 8 data bits, 1 or 2 stop bits and odd / even / mark / space / no parity
- Fully assisted hardware or X-On / X-Off software handshaking
- Data transfer rates from 300 baud to 3 Megabaud (RS422 / RS485 and at TTL levels) and 300 baud to 1 Megabaud (RS232)T232RQ) at the same price