The ever popular FTDI USB to UART IC now comes with built-in EEPROM and built-in oscillator! This IC comes in a 28-pin SSOP package and can be soldered by hand. The FT232R is the latest IC from FTDI requiring very few external components for operation!
Breakout board now available below.
- Implements full v2.0 USB protocol
- Needs no external crystal
- Requires only a pull-up resistor and two decoupling caps
- Internal EEPROM for device ID and Product Description strings
- Royalty-Free Driver support for Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX
- FTDI website
- FT232R Datasheet v1.04
- SFE Eagle Library has this part!
- FTClean (for removing extraneous/old ports)
Drivers: FTDI Driver Page