February 28, at Regarding the leadless package, assembly by hand is doable with the right tools: They are only good for breakouts, otherwise they are just crab. Always worth a try! March 4, at 7: How many features do I want, really?

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Installation guides are available from the Installation Guides page of the Documents section of this site for selected operating systems. Windows 7, Windows Server R2 and Windows 8, 8.


February 28, at 4: February 29, at 8: March 5, at February 28, at Mac OS X For example, you can use the bit bang mode to roll your own SPI interface and since you can do whatever you want in bit bang mode, this could be a master or a slave. For D2XX Direct drivers, please click here.

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Windows 2. Whether a business decision is a mistake or not is not at all straight-forward.

I don’t need a Vccio, nor leds, nor sleep modes. This driver is signed by Apple.

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They are only good for breakouts, otherwise they are just crab. You can also subscribe without commenting.


Great for me old instruments— too bad so many use 15 pin serial…. February 28, at 6: Again, the documentation sucks, so you kind of just have to try out each mode for yourself to understand gtdi is going on. March 6, at 4: Another complaint is with their configuration utility software.

Having to drop down a 16pin SSOP always feels like a waste. Name required Mail will not be published required Website Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.

They probably have a very good estimate of potential sales from a DIP package. February 29, at 7: I agree with Paul.

USB to Serial converter using FTDI FT230X

Not that there are not plenty of advantages and disadvantages, especially with the USB pricing model, and small companies. There are three bit bang modes. It features better transfer rates, lower power consumption, needs fewer discrete components, and has high power USB charging capability. On the up-side, they ftd been great about revising the software and releasing a revision within a few days of reporting the bug.

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In this case, it depends on how much the rules have been changed by the growing hobbyist market. Well I checked the new products at mouser… they do actually have breadboard compatible modules available as well like this one: June 6, at 9: In no event shall future technology devices international limited be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute 230 or services; loss of use, 230s, or profits; or business interruption however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort including negligence or otherwise arising in any way out of the use of this software, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.


March 4, at 7: Click here to cancel reply. SMD are cheaper to manufacturer, and assemble.