Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI), available through Glyn High-Tech Distribution introduces the DB9-USB-RS232 range of modules designed to replace a DB9 based RS232 connector on an existing board design with a USB 2.0 connector interface.
The USB 2.0 modules feature a standard USB ‘mini-B’ type connector in a module that fits the PCB footprint of a standard 9-pin DB9 connector. The modules are designed to provide a fast and simple method of replacing a DB9 RS232 interface with USB 2.0 connectivity without the need to change a legacy PCB board design.
Key features of DB9-USB-RS232 USB 2.0 modules
- Two DB9-USB-RS232 modules are available to replace male or female DB9 connector versions
- Modules are targeted at systems equipped with legacy DB9 based RS232 connectors facing connection issues with modern PCs or laptops
- Modules extend the life cycle of legacy systems, while providing enhanced capability through the introduction of USB 2.0 connectivity
The DB9-USB-RS232 modules are supplied complete with FTDI’s royalty-free drivers, which enable a device to be integrated as an additional COM port into an existing software application.
The range of drivers includes Microsoft WHQL certified drivers for Windows-based Operating Systems as well as drivers for Linux and Mac OS operating systems. All drivers are freely available for download from the FTDI website.