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USB workshop/group equipment is kept in a box at Hackspace marked 'USB Workshop/Group'. Please sign-out and sign-in equipment you use. There's a sheet kept in the box. If the sheet gets full, please start a new one. Feel free to use non-consumables and return them but if you want to keep anything or use consumables, pay the replacement costs including p&p & I'll reorder. Each item below is linked to the vendor's shop so you can easily find out product costs. This stuff is primarily intended for workshops so let's make sure it's available for then.

The products below are hyperlinked to the FTDI shop. For information including Datasheets, Examples and Drivers: -



This is a development platform for the Vinculum-II (VNC2) USB Host/Device controller, combining the Vinculo motherboard with the VNC2 Debug/Programming module. The Vinculum-II supports dual USB Host/Device interfaces, FIFO, SPI, I2C, PWM, and UART. On board is a 10 bit, 8 channel ADC and 38 GPIO which are available for quick prototyping. This development platform features a free software development suite including a full featured C compiler, real time operating system, and USB Host/Device software stack for HID, CDC, HUB, printer and BOMS (FAT file system). The new starter kit (VNCLO-START1) provides a cost-effective rapid development solution at a cost effective price.

The VNC2 debugger/programmer module consists of a miniature board with a USB miniB connector, which provides USB connectivity to Vinculum-II IDE development tools running on a PC. This module can be used to program and debug firmware running on the VNC2 device.


External Power supply for the VNCLO-MB1A - 9v DC / 1A (UK version)



The UM232R module is a USB - Serial UART (TTL) development module for the FT232R IC device. The module supports USB to UART interfacing at 5V / 3V TTL levels. Voltage levels are set via onboard jumpers. I/O headers available to provide access to all UART and CBUS interface pins of the FT232R device.

The UM232R can be configured as either USB bus-powered or self-powered modes. Full hardware handshaking is supported. The UM232R can supports communication at up to 3MBaud at TTL/CMOS levels.

The UM232R plugs into a standard 24-pin 0.6in wide DIP socket.




All photos of FTDI products are (c)FTDI.