Converter USB-UART FTDI FT232RL - USB plug - Waveshare 6170

Index: WSR-04502 EAN: 5904422374013

Converter which provides communication between the serial interfaces USB and UART. Allows to exchange data between the computers and the systems which use microcontrollers. The module is based on a FT232RL. In the operating system is visible as a virtual COM port.

Converter USB-UART FTDI FT232RL - USB plug - Waveshare 6170
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The converter allowsconnectionbetween two popular serial interfaces USB and UART. The module is based on aFT232RL and works with Windows 7 and WIndows 8/8.1.

To the module is attached the6-pin cable with the female ends and the necessary pins.

The module can be used to exchange data between the computer and the microcontroller system or to program the boards with output serial interface e.g.ArduinoorSTM32Discovery. In the operating system, it is visible as a virtual COM port. It has 3 LEDs indicating the power, sending and receiving data.

The device works with voltages of 3.3 V and 5 V. The voltage selection is done using jumper. Board has connectors with pitch 2.54 mm suitable for breadboard or to connect using wires. Pins VCCIO, GND, TXD, RXD, RTS# and CTS# have already solderedgoldpin connectors - 2.54 mm pitch. The rest are sold separately and to self-soldering.



The description of the leads of the chip are in the table.


Pin Description
VCCIO Power 3.3 V or 5 V selected by jumper
GND The mass of the system.
TXD The pin of UART transmitter.
RXD The pinof the receiver UART.

The control signal of request of data transmission / handshake signal.

CTS# The control signal of transfer, details inthe documentation.
RESET# The reset signal is activated with low state.
DCD# Ambulance signal, the details inthe documentation.
DSR# The ready datasignal, the information in thedocumentation.
RI# The input of the controlindicator, the details inthe documentation.

The control signal of the ready data / handshake signal.

CBUS0 - 4 Configurable pins CBUS, the details inthe documentation.


Converter - chip FT232RL
Converter - Socket USB
Converter - Interface UART
Test 4
Package width 7 cm
Package height 1.6 cm
Package depth 10 cm
Package weight 0.013 kg

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TOMASZ 04.04.2024 Confirmed purchase Translated review
These converters will work better for me than PL2303 counterparts or those based on the CH344 chip.
Janusz 30.01.2024 Confirmed purchase Translated review
The shipment arrived quickly and the converter works smoothly.
Jarek 22.12.2023 Confirmed purchase Translated review
It works without any problems, but the quality of the plugs (connector with cables) could be higher
Marcin 27.09.2023 Confirmed purchase Translated review
Fulfills its purpose 100%
Andrzej 20.09.2023 Confirmed purchase Translated review
Consistent with the description. Original Ft232rl (by Ftdi). It is fully programmable and works with D2xx
Stanisław 20.12.2022 Confirmed purchase Translated review
Marek 04.10.2022 Confirmed purchase Translated review
Works great. I recommend.
Marek K. 20.07.2022 Confirmed purchase Translated review
The best adapter of this type - reliable and automatically installed drivers for windows systems
Robert L. 12.08.2021 Confirmed purchase Translated review
no instructions
Tomasz K. 24.07.2021 Confirmed purchase Translated review
Haven't checked yet .... I want to use ... a model drone for GPS update
Bartłomiej K. 20.04.2021 Confirmed purchase Translated review
it works
Mateusz B. 07.04.2021 Confirmed purchase Translated review
Everything's ok.
Dominik 11.06.2024 Confirmed purchase
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