The FT93x series includes the FT930, FT931, FT932 and FT933 which are complete System-On-Chip 32-bit RISC microcontrollers for USB to multi-interface bridging and embedded applications featuring a high level of integration and low power consumption. With a D2XX hardware engine built-in, it is compatible with D2XX drivers.
Using the industry standard GCC compiler, together with the Eclipse IDE, the FT9xx Toolchain (V.2.3.0), which will be released on 30th March 2017, will allow the FT93x to utilise a wide variety of third-party and open source software.
Key Hardware Features
High performance, low power mixed 16-bit/32-bit FT32B core processor, running at a frequency of 100MHz.
128kB on-chip Flash memory.
128kB on-chip shadow program memory.
True Zero Wait States (0WS) up to 3.1 DMIPS per MHz performance.
32kB on-chip data memory
Integrated Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) supports single external 12MHz crystal and direct external clock source input.
Real Time Clock (RTC) with automatic calibration to compensate for inaccuracies in low-cost 32.768 kHz crystal or other input source.
D2XX hardware engine (USB 2.0 Device) with up to 7 interfaces
One USB 2.0 Device controller supports high-speed (480 Mbit/s) and full-speed (12 Mbit/s).
USB2.0 Device controller supports Isochronous, Interrupt, Control, and Bulk transfers for up to 15 endpoints
Supports One-Wire for firmware download and software debugging
One SPI Master supports single/dual/quad modes of data transfer. Clock rate is up to 25 MHz
One SPI Slave supports single data transfer up to 25MHz.
SD Host Controller conformant to SDA SD Host Controller specification V3.0, running up to 25 MHz and software support for SD/SDHC/SDXC cards
Companion with FT81x for multi-screen display
USB to multiple interface bridging (up to 15 end points)
I2C bus interfaces may be configured as master or slave, supporting standard/fast /fast plus/high speed mode data transfers. Max data transfer rate up to 3.4 Mbit/s. Clock stretching is supported
Four UARTs configurable as two full UART interfaces or 4 half UART interfaces
Four 16-bit timers with prescaler and one 32-bit watchdog timer.
Supports eight independent PWM channels. PWM Channel 0 and 1 may be configured as stereo audio output channels, supporting PCM 8-bit/16-bit stereo data.
Supports two independent 10-bit DACs. DAC 0/1 channel output. Sample rate of ~1MS/s.
Supports three 8-bit ADC1/2/3 channel input. Sample rate of ~480KS/s.
Single 3.3 volt power supply, built-in 1.2 V regulator.
3.3 volt I/O power supply, all GPIO pins are 5V tolerant.
Supports USB Battery Charging Specification Rev 1.2.
Power-On Reset (POR).
-40°C to 85°C extended operating temperature range.
Available in compact Pb-free, RoHS compliant 68 to 48-pin packages.
DAQ System Industrial automation
Design Development Support
FT93x Series Firmware Development
FT9xx tool chain v2.3.0 will be released on the 30th March 2017, which is based on GNU C/C++ and assembly compiler for the FT9xx series. It is fully integrated with the open source Eclipse IDE with C/C++ Development Tooling (CDT). The FT9xx Eclipse integrated toolset includes FT9xx sample applications to enable the ability to start a new project design quickly. An open source real time OS FreeRTOS is ported to the FT9xx and comes together with the tool chain.
FT93x Interface driver support
The upcoming FT93x tool chain v2.3.0 is supported with a suite of free libraries to control each function block in addition to a collection of USB libraries to enable a range of USB host or device solutions. All drivers will be provided as source code for easy adaptation and modification.
Firmware Download and Debug
With the plug-in we have developed, the functionality of Eclipse is extended to support loading of compiled firmware into the target device via a dedicated 1-wire debug pin on the ICs. Running and debugging the firmware is also supported via the debugger pin with up to 3 breakpoints supported to assist debug. A dedicated debugger/programmer module is available to support these devices and interface with the Eclipse IDE. There is also an additional USB DFU feature available which allows the IC to be updated via USB direct meaning that the debugger/programmer module is not required.