USB interface in a cable – a high speed solution for many devices

USB solutions specialist Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) has added two new cables to its USB to digital level serial interface portfolio. The new C232HM-DDHSL-0 and C232HM-EDHSL-0 USB 2.0 Hi-Speed to Digital Level cables - offer a fast, simple way to connect devices with 3.3 V logic level interfaces to USB.

This is an archive article published 08/17/2011. Some information may no longer be up to date and in line with the current state. Please contact us in case of interest.

Both cable interfaces are USB2.0 Hi Speed compatible (480Mb/s), based on the widely used FT232H USB to UART/FIFO interface chip from FTDI. Cables are 0.5m long and contain a compact PCB with all necessary components encapsulated into the USB connector. They offer the same convenient way to connect devices to USB like if you used the FT232H chip in the device, but moreover without a need to add any components into the existing device. For new designs, they offer a possibility to spare a space in the device, as a complete interface is in the USB connector. With these cables you can easily connect to USB port devices with industry standard protocols like I2C, SPI or JTAG or also MCU, PLD, FPGA based designs.

FT232H used in cables feature the Multi-Protocol Synchronous Serial Engine (MPSSE) – a hardware command processor, which makes communication with serial protocols ( JTAG, SPI, I2C) more efficient, thus sparing USB bandwidth. The MPSSE also enables design engineers to implement their own proprietary synchronous serial bus protocols. The cables support data transfer rates of up to 30 Mb/s in MPSSE mode.

USB interface in a cable – a high speed solution for many devices

Cables are available in 2 versions – C232HM-DDHSL-0 with a 3.3V/200mA and C232HM-EDHSL-0 with a 5V/200mA output power. Both cables support 3.3V logic levels (FT232H has its own on-chip +3.3V regulator), the difference is only in the output voltage on the VCC pin of the cable. That’s why you can supply your devices from USB port with 5V/200mA or 3.3V/200mA, where 5V version provide power supply directly from USB port (through FET) and the 3.3V version uses an on-board regulator. Cables are terminated by ten individual wires which are single pole connectors that can be interfaced to a 0.1” pitch male header.

For download is available the C232HM datasheet. Cables can be easily configured into various interface options using freely available application software from FTDI website.

FTDI also provides the required USB drivers as well as a newly launched set of I2C and SPI based DLLs for Windows and Linux to aid the application development using the MPSSE. User guides AN_177 and AN_178 provide detailed informations about usage of cables for SPI and I2C protocols.

In case of interest about FTDI products, please contact us at info@soselectronic.com.

Advantages /Features:

  • complete USB interface in a cable
  • USB 2.0 Hi-speed (480 Mb/S) and Full speed compatible
  • rapid and easy connection of JTAG, SPI, I2C or MCU/PLD/FPGA based devices to USB
  • free Windows and Linux drivers and DLLs
  • synchronous Serial (MPSSE) data rates of up to 30Mbps at JTAG, SPI and I2C
  • 1 kByte receive and transmit buffers for high data throughput
  • transmit and receive LED drive signals
  • support for USB suspend and resume
  • low operating and USB suspend current
  • low USB bandwidth consumption
  • temperature range -40 to +85°C

Do not miss these articles

Do you like our articles? Do not miss any of them! You do not have to worry about anything, we will arrange delivery to you.

Additional products

C232HM-DDHSL-0 FTDI
USB Hi-Speed/MPSSE (SPI, I2C, JTAG) Interface Cable 3,3V/200mA 0,5m
Ord.number
112576
Manufacturer
On request
ORDER:
  • ADD TO CART
  • Get Quote
  • Add to favorites
  • Add to watchdog
  • Add item to compare
C232HM-EDHSL-0 FTDI
USB Hi-Speed/MPSSE (SPI, I2C, JTAG) Interface Cable 5V/200mA 0,5m
Ord.number
112578
Manufacturer
On request
100 pcs+ 28,80 € 200 pcs+ 28,30 € 400 pcs+ 27,70 €
ORDER:
  • ADD TO CART
  • Get Quote
  • Add to favorites
  • Add to watchdog
  • Add item to compare
C232HD-DDHSP-0 FTDI
USB Hi-Speed/UART 3,3V Converter Cable 3,3V/200mA 1,8m
Ord.number
115233
Manufacturer
On request
ORDER:
  • ADD TO CART
  • Get Quote
  • Add to favorites
  • Add to watchdog
  • Add item to compare
C232HD-EDHSP-0 FTDI
USB Hi-Speed/UART 3,3V Converter Cable 5V/200mA 1,8m (not offered in your region)
Ord.number
115234
Manufacturer
On request
100 pcs+ 33,00 € 200 pcs+ 32,40 € 400 pcs+ 31,80 €
ORDER:
  • ADD TO CART
  • Get Quote
  • Add to favorites
  • Add to watchdog
  • Add item to compare
Do you agree with cookies being stored?
Welcome to the SOS electronic website. Before you enter our online world, we would like to ask you to allow us to store cookies on your browser. Your consent will help us view the site without error, measure its performance, and track additional statistics. Apart from that, we can bring you an offer of our products and services, literally tailor-made. We also provide cookies to third parties. However, you are definitely safe with us.
The proper operation of the website
More stable technical control
Better marketing offer

More about cookies
More about personal data processing