US232R - Premium USB to Serial Converter Cable

The US232R is FTDI's premium USB to RS232 evaluation cable which can be used for testing the functionality of the FT232R device and drivers prior to design-in.

The US232R is FTDI's premium USB to RS232 evaluation cable which can be used for testing the functionality of the FT232R device and drivers prior to design-in. The electronics, including the FT232RQ chip are housed in an attractive glossy white enclosure with blue, side-lit LED Tx and Rx traffic indicators.  A matching white USB cable (10cm, 1m or 5m) uses gold plated USB and DB9 connectors.

The US232R evaluation cable is supplied in retail packaging which includes instructions together with a Drivers and Utilities CD complete with Microsoft WHQL certified VCP drivers for Windows XP.  Drivers for the Apple Mac, Linux and other versions of Windows are also included on the CD.  A bulk pack version is also available, which is supplied loose in an anti-static bag.  No driver CD is supplied with the bulk pack version but the latest drviers can be downloaed from the FTDI website.

The US232R uses an enhanced RS232 level converter and is capable of communication rates from 300 Baud to 1M Baud.

The US232R is fully RoHS compliant and is CE and FCC approved.

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  • Adds one RS-232 serial port by connecting to USB
  • Special high gloss white finish enclosure design
  • Side-lit blue RXD and TXD traffic indicators
  • Enhanced RS232 transceiver gives serial port speed of up to 1MBaud.
  • Gold plated USB and DB9 connectors for enhanced connection reliability
  • Integral 10cm (US232R-10) or 100cm (US232R-100) or 500cm (US232R-500) USB cable with moulded strain relief
  • Quality 4-layer PCB design
  • Easy plug & play installation and RS-232 device connection
  • Works with USB 1.1 & 2.0 Host and Hub ports
  • Industry Standard FTDI chip set & device drivers for maximum compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows® WHQL-certified, Mac OS X, Linux and Windows CE device drivers
  • Installs as a standard Windows COM port
  • COM port number can be changed to any available COM port number, including COM1 to COM4, to support HyperTerminal, or any other serial communications software application running in Windows
  • FIFO:  128 byte transmit buffer, 256 byte receive buffer
  • RS-232 data signals: TxD, RxD, RTS, CTS, DSR, DTR, DCD, RI, GND
  • Powered by USB port. No external power adapter required.
  • Serial Communication Parameters
    • Parity: None, Even, Odd
    • Data bits: 7, 8
    • Flow control: RTS/CTS , DSR/DTR, X-ON/X-OFF, None
    • Stop bits 1,2
  • Operating temperature of -20°C to +80°C
  • USB to RS232 Converter
  • Upgrading Legacy Peripherals to USB
  • USB Audio and Low Bandwidth Video data transfer
  • PDA to USB data transfer
  • USB Smart Card Readers
  • USB Instrumentation
  • USB Industrial Control
  • USB MP3 Player Interface
  • USB FLASH Card Reader / Writers
  • Set Top Box PC - USB interface
  • USB Digital Camera Interface
  • USB Hardware Modems
  • USB Wireless Modems
  • USB Bar Code Readers
  • USB Software / Hardware Encryption Dongles
FTDI USB-based Converter Cables and PCB Assemblies
US232R-10-BLISTER (10cm long) The US232R-10 evaluation cable is supplied in retail packaging which includes instructions together with a Drivers and Utilities CD complete with Microsoft WHQL certified VCP drivers for Windows XP. Drivers for the Apple Mac, Linux and other versions of Windows are also included on the CD.
US232R-10-BULK (10cm long) Bulk pack version of the US232R-10-BLISTER is also available, which is supplied loose in an anti-static bag.  No driver CD is supplied with the bulk pack version but the latest drivers can be downloaded from the FTDI website.
US232R-100-BLISTER (1m long) The US232R-100 evaluation cable is supplied in retail packaging which includes instructions together with a Drivers and Utilities CD complete with Microsoft WHQL certified VCP drivers for Windows XP.
US232R-100-BULK (1m long) Bulk pack version of the US232R-100-BLISTER is also available, which is supplied loose in an anti-static bag.  No driver CD is supplied with the bulk pack version but the latest drivers can be downloaded from the FTDI website.
US232R-500-BULK (5m long) 5m long bulk pack version of the US232R is also available, which is supplied loose in an anti-static bag.  No driver CD is supplied with the bulk pack version but the latest drivers can be downloaded from the FTDI website.

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Last updated: 1 September 2013