UC232R-10 ChiPi is the economy version of USB to RS232 converter cable range. It also serves as an evaluation cable for the FT232R. It utilises the minimum number of components required for a basic USB to RS232 converter designed using the FT232RL. Using the FT232R chip combined with an RS232 level converter and a few capacitors, the UC232R-10 ChiPi is a CE and FCC approved product which is one of the simplest USB to RS232 solutions around. Using a standard DB9 connector and powered from the USB port, the UC232R-10 ChiPi converter can be used with FTDI’s VCP drivers to provide a COM port on a PC which is capable of communication rates with RS232 devices from 300baud up to 230kBaud. This version of the UC232R-10 is supplied with a nicely sculpted matte white plastic enclosure fitted, which covers the electronics inside. A 10cm USB cable is fitted.
FT232RL provides single chip USB to asynchronous serial data transfer interface
Entire USB protocol handled on the FT232RL chip. No USB specific firmware programming required
Fully assisted hardware or X-On / X-Off software handshaking
Royalty free VCP and D2XX drivers eliminate the requirement for USB driver development in most cases
Converter cable supply voltage comes from VCC, no external supply required