FT2232H advice needed - please

Recommended Posts



The FT2232H has become a popular device for connecting PCs to FPGAs - as used in most of the Papilio FPGA boards.


My question is -  is it possible to use the MPSSE  to provide a synchronous 8 bit port with control lines  to read a flash ADC  (say Channel A), whilst running Channel B as a 12 bit interface - using the bit banged I/O lines, plus some control lines to write to some 12 bit DACs.  


Is the MPSSE command processor flexible enough to do that?


I am looking for a cheap way to connect an 8 bit flash ADC to a PC,  plus a couple of 12 bit DACs - the FT2232 looks almost perfect - provided that the MPSSE is flexible enough.



Advice appreciated - Thanks in advance




Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites



There are variants of the FT devices that provide two independent ports (e.g. Signalyzer H4 contains one).

Now if I had to solve the problem today, I'd probably pick an mbed LPC1768 and save myself the trouble.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now