FTDI Chip

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FTDI Chip develops innovative silicon solutions that enhance interaction with today’s technology. When a designer needs to add a USB port, rest assured that FTDI Chip has a full range of USB solutions to get the job done. Official reference can be found here.

Configuration

You can configure debugging tool using debug_tool option in “platformio.ini” (Project Configuration File):

[env:myenv]
platform = ...
board = ...
debug_tool = ftdi

If you would like to use this tool for firmware uploading, please change upload protocol:

[env:myenv]
platform = ...
board = ...
debug_tool = ftdi
upload_protocol = ftdi

More options:

Drivers

Windows
Mac

macOS contains default FTDIUSBSerialDriver driver which conflicts with debug tools which are based on this chip. FTDI Chip company recommends removing this default driver from a system. Everything should work after system rebooting. See detailed instruction in official application note (Page 16, Section 4: Uninstalling FTDI Drivers on OS X) AN134: FTDI Drivers Installation guide for MAC OS X

Linux

Please install “udev” rules 99-platformio-udev.rules. If you already installed them before, please check that your rules are up-to-date or repeat steps.

Platforms

Name

Description

Espressif 32

Espressif Systems is a privately held fabless semiconductor company. They provide wireless communications and Wi-Fi chips which are widely used in mobile devices and the Internet of Things applications.

RISC-V GAP

GreenWaves GAP8 IoT application processor enables the cost-effective development, deployment and autonomous operation of intelligent sensing devices that capture, analyze, classify and act on the fusion of rich data sources such as images, sounds or vibrations.

Shakti

Shakti is an open-source initiative by the RISE group at IIT-Madras, which is not only building open source, production grade processors, but also associated components like interconnect fabrics, verification tools, storage controllers, peripheral IPs and SOC tools.

SiFive

SiFive brings the power of open source and software automation to the semiconductor industry, making it possible to develop new hardware faster and more affordably than ever before.

Frameworks

Name

Description

Arduino

Arduino Wiring-based Framework allows writing cross-platform software to control devices attached to a wide range of Arduino boards to create all kinds of creative coding, interactive objects, spaces or physical experiences

Espressif IoT Development Framework

ESP-IDF is the official development framework for the ESP32 and ESP32-S Series SoCs.

FreeRTOS

FreeRTOS is a real-time operating system kernel for embedded devices that has been ported to 40 microcontroller platforms

Freedom E SDK

Open Source Software for Developing on the SiFive Freedom E Platform

Mbed

Arm Mbed OS is an open source embedded operating system designed specifically for the ‘things’ in the Internet of Things. It includes all the features you need to develop a connected product based on an Arm Cortex-M microcontroller, including security, connectivity, an RTOS and drivers for sensors and I/O devices

PULP OS

PULP is a silicon-proven Parallel Ultra Low Power platform targeting high energy efficiencies. The platform is organized in clusters of RISC-V cores that share a tightly-coupled data memory

Shakti SDK

A software development kit for developing applications on Shakti class of processors

Simba

Simba is an RTOS and build framework with aims to make embedded programming easy and portable

Zephyr RTOS

The Zephyr Project is a scalable real-time operating system (RTOS) supporting multiple hardware architectures, optimized for resource constrained devices, and built with safety and security in mind

Boards

Note

For more detailed board information please scroll tables below by horizontal.

Name

Platform

Debug

MCU

Frequency

Flash

RAM

Artix-7 35T Arty FPGA Evaluation Kit

Shakti

On-board

E-CLASS

50MHz

0B

128KB

Arty A7-100: Artix-7 FPGA Development Board

Shakti

On-board

C-CLASS

50MHz

0B

128MB

Arty FPGA Dev Kit

SiFive

On-board

FE310

450MHz

16MB

256MB

Espressif ESP-WROVER-KIT

Espressif 32

On-board

ESP32

240MHz

4MB

320KB

GAPuino GAP8

RISC-V GAP

On-board

GAP8

250MHz

64MB

8MB

HiFive Unleashed

SiFive

On-board

FU540

1500MHz

32MB

8GB

HiFive1

SiFive

On-board

FE310

320MHz

16MB

16KB

Parashu on Artix-7 100T Arty FPGA Evaluation Kit

Shakti

On-board

E-CLASS

50MHz

0B

128KB

Pinaka on Artix-7 35T Arty FPGA Evaluation Kit

Shakti

On-board

E-CLASS

50MHz

0B

128KB

Vajra on Arty A7-100: Artix-7 FPGA Development Board

Shakti

On-board

C-CLASS

50MHz

0B

128MB