FTDI 232BL USB to Serial Chip

  • 604-00031G FTDI 232BL USB to Serial Chip
In Stock: 203
Product ID 604-00031G


Parallax is no longer shipping FTDI products to international addresses. Please contact your local FTDI distributor to purchase chips. All USB protocols are handled in the chip, so no knowledge of USB is required. The 232BL is entirely state machine based and no firmware is required. Supports baud rates of up to 3 MBit / second.

Key Features:

  • Single chip USB <=> asynchronous serial data transfer
  • Full handshaking & modem interface signals
  • UART interface supports 7/8 data bits, 1/2 stop bits and Odd/Even/Mark/Space/No Parity


  • Data transfer rate of 300 Baud => 3M Baud (TTL)Data transfer rate of 300 Baud => 1M Baud (RS232)
  • Data transfer rate of 300 Baud => 3M Baud (RS422/RS485)
  • 384 Byte Rx buffer/128 Byte Tx buffer for high data throughput
  • Adjustable Rx buffer timeout
  • Fully assisted hardware or X-On/X-Off handshaking
  • Built-in support for event characters and line break condition
  • Auto transmit buffer control for RS485
  • Support for USB suspend/resume through SLEEP# and RI# pins
  • Support for high power USB bus powered devices through PWREN# pin
  • Integrated level converter on UART and control signals for interfacing to 5V and 3.3V logic
  • Integrated 3.3V regulator for USB IO
  • Integrated Power-On-Reset circuit
  • Integrated 6 MHz - 48 Mhz clock multiplier PLL
  • USB Bulk or Isochronous data transfer modes
  • 4.35V to 5.25V single supply operation
  • UHCI/OHCI/EHCI host controller compatible
  • USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 compatible
  • USB VID, PID, serial number and product description strings in external EEPROM
  • EEPROM programmable on-board via USB
  • Compact 32-LD LQFP or QFN-32 package
  • Lead-free device compliant to EU directive 2002/95/EG RoHS

Key Specifications:

  • Power Requirements: 0.5 to +6 VDC
  • Communication: Asynchronous Serial
  • Package Type: LQFP-32
  • Operating Temperature: +32° to +158° F (0° to +70° C