Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI), available through Glyn High-Tech Distribution , have released the VPROG-1 programmer.
Designed specifically to program FTDI’s Vinculum host controller product range including VNC1L-1A and evaluation modules, the VPROG-1 programmer allows quick and easy writing of data to the device’s Flash ROM.
The VPROG-1 programmer does not require an external power supply, drawing its power from the USB bus of a connected PC. The VPROG-1 programmer can be used to program individual Vinculum ICs or in conjunction with a suitable USB hub, up to 10 units can be ganged together.
For programming individual VNC1L-1A ICs a plug-in LQFP48 adaptor is required. In addition using a ZIF40 adaptor, FTDI’s VDIP1 and VDIP2 evaluation modules can be quickly and easily programmed. Four LED indicators provide indication of power, USB host connection status, and device programming success or failure.
The VNC_PROG software, running under the Microsoft Windows operating system, provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) for the VPROG-1 programmer.
The software allows the user to check the number of devices attached to the programmer(s), then select and program them. The application can then verify that the programming operation has been successfully completed.
A USB ‘A’ to ‘mini B’ cable is included in the VPROG-1 package.