FTDI, available locally from Glyn High-Tech Distribution , has announced the release of new cables to exploit the Multi-Protocol Synchronous Serial Engine (MPSSE) found in the new FT232H IC.
A high speed single channel USB to UART/FIFO IC utilising a serial EEPROM interface, FT232H can be configured for a wide variety of asynchronous and synchronous serial standards, such as:
- UART; as well as
- synchronous and asynchronous parallel FIFO interfaces.
USB-MPSSE cables can provide a USB to SPI, I2C or JTAG interface.
To further simplify application development, FTDI also provides free libraries to transparently handle the MPSSE configuration for several protocols.