Mattnett How to setup the FTDI FTRL USB to TTL Converter

Ft232rl Ftdi Usb To Serial Driver

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Plug it in, see if the device is recognized, and see if it passes data. You can watch some of the solder on the legs get shiny as they heat up to see that you're getting them hot enough. It just works as advertised. Their slightly lower price could cause numerous hours of debugging fun.

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The chip is almost certainly fake! This is, by far, the smallest stuff I've worked with so far. Next, load up both sides of the chip with solder. One can notice difference in marking - on genuine chip it's laser engraved while on buggy it is printed although this is not a universal distinguishing factor for other chips.

There are plenty of resources to identify fake chips, but I'll assume you have one of the adapters I listed above or something similar and would like to resolve your problems properly. The company's manufacturing division is handled by subcontractors in the Asia Pacific region.

Ft232rl ftdi usb to serial driver

If you do it right, it will suck the solder out of any bridges and help distribute the solder a bit more evenly. The solder is here to spread the heat and hold the heat. Different block of the chip has different look of standard cells. If you're not sure, use a bit more than you think - it makes the next step easier.

Let's take a closer look at different parts of the chip. And otherwise, just regular soldering equipment.

Meet the FT232RL


On the following photo - left one is genuine, right one is fake. This fake chip will be used right away in numerous mass-manufactured products. And if it came from China, it's almost certainly fake. This makes identifying the fakes easy - buy a few, and if they all have the same name, they're fake!

Put a bit of solder on the tip of the iron and run the braid gently along both sets of legs. Though, to be accurate, this is a photo of a replaced one. You probably don't need a whole reel, though. Once you've heated all the legs on both sides, it's time to get your desoldering braid out.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. From now on one should pay more and more attention when working with small shady distributors. Did you pay less than that for an adapter?

They're even sequential, which is to be expected for a bunch coming off a strip of tape! Need plenty of light to stop down so you get enough in focus.

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What's the economic reason of making software fake of well-known chip instead of making new one under your own name? If you've done it properly, you end up with something looking like this! It is likely that some modules were licensed?

mattnett How to setup the FTDI FTRL USB to TTL Converter

Another way is to search for your chip's serial number. Just source your serial adapters from a good vendor. In this case the issue would have been immediately obvious for everyone, with a temporary, asus update driver tool non-convenient workaround of using old drivers.

If all goes well, this mixes with the lead-free crap and turns it into something with a lower melting point. My chips came from DigiKey. The four working ones all have unique names, as they should if they're legitimate chips.

Temporary unbrick solution available although quite time consuming. Newer Post Older Post Home. If the pictures look a bit weird, it's because most of them are taken through a magnifier. You'll need desoldering braid for this - and you should probably have plenty laying around if you're doing projects like this.

Fake FT232R Identification