Manufacturer Part Number: FT232RL Manufacturer / Brand: FTDI
Part of Description: SoC FPGA FT232RL Lead Free Status / RoHS Status: table_img Lead free / RoHS Compliant
Ship From: HK/Shen Zhen Shipment Way: DHL/Fedex/TNT/UPS

Product parameters

Data Rates3MBaud
USB SpeedFull Speed (12Mbps)
USB Transfer ModesBulk
 InterfacesUART with 4 GPIO pins
 USB Host28-pin SSOP
Minimum Operating Temperature– 40 C
Maximum Operating Temperature+ 85 C
Moisture SensitiveYes
 USB ClassVendor

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    The FT232RL is a highly popular USB-to-serial UART interface IC (Integrated Circuit) developed by FTDI (Future Technology Devices International). It serves as a bridge between USB (Universal Serial Bus) and UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter) interfaces, facilitating communication between USB-enabled devices, such as computers or USB hosts, and serial devices like microcontrollers, sensors, and other peripherals.

    Key Features:

    • USB Connectivity: Supports USB 2.0 full-speed (12 Mbps) communication.
    • UART Interface: Provides asynchronous serial communication with configurable baud rates.
    • Integrated EEPROM: Contains onboard EEPROM for storing device descriptors and configurations.
    • Clock Generation: Includes a built-in oscillator for generating USB and UART clock signals.
    • Cross-Platform Compatibility: Compatible with various operating systems including Windows, macOS, and Linux, with built-in drivers for seamless integration.
    • Low Power Consumption: Designed for efficiency to minimize power usage, suitable for battery-operated devices.
    • Error Handling: Offers robust error detection and correction mechanisms for reliable data transfer.
    • Compact Packaging: Available in SSOP (Shrink Small Outline Package) and QFN (Quad Flat No-Lead) packages for easy integration into diverse electronic designs.

    Typical Applications:

    • USB-to-UART Conversion: Used in USB cables, adapters, and development boards to enable UART connectivity via USB.
    • Programming and Debugging: Facilitates firmware programming and debugging of microcontrollers and embedded systems.
    • Peripheral Communication: Bridges USB communication to UART-based devices such as sensors, GPS modules, and industrial equipment.
    • Automation and Control: Integrates USB connectivity into automation systems for remote monitoring and control through serial communication.


    • Versatile Connectivity: Provides a reliable solution for converting USB signals to UART for various communication needs.
    • Plug-and-Play Compatibility: Supported by standard USB drivers across major operating systems, ensuring ease of use.
    • Cost-Effective Solution: Offers an affordable method to add USB connectivity to existing devices or new designs.
    • Widespread Adoption: Widely used across industries for its robust performance, flexibility, and compatibility.