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UC00A (FTDI) USB to UART Converter

UC00A (FTDI) USB to UART Converter

  • Brand: Cytron
  • Product Code: UC00A
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Note: UC00A is Rev3.0 since June 2016.

Serial communication is the most popular and commonly used interface between devices and it applies to microcontroller and computer too. UART is one of those serial interfaces. Classically, most of serial interface between a microcontroller and a computer is through serial port (DB9). Computer serial port uses RS232 protocol and microcontroller uses TTL (Transistor Transistor Logic) UART, a level shifter is needed between these interfaces.

Yet, serial port on computer has been phased out and replaced by USB. Therefore, Cytron decided to develop a USB to UART converter which offers USB plug and play, direct interface with a microcontroller and it provides 5VDC supply from the USB port. Rev3.0 added 3.3V voltage regulator (max output current 500mA), and a slide switch to choose 5V or 3.3V for logic and Vsel level. It also utilises the commonly used USB microB socket, grab the USB microB cable if you do not have one yet.

Note: UC00A is compatible with Window XP, Vista, 8, 10, Win7 (32-bit and 64-bit) and it appears as Virtual COM port on the computer.
 
Features:
  • Uses the market leader in USB to Serial IC, FTDI FT232RL
  • Easy, plug and use USB to UART converter
  • Aiming development between computer and microcontroller, 3.3V or 5V logic
  • USB powered, no external source is required
  • 5V from USB port is available for the user, via Vsel
  • Configurable logic level of 3.3V or 5V for UART interface
  • CTS, RTS, DTR and DSR are extended out to standard header pin solderable PCB pads (side)
  • Plug and Play, the driver is needed for 1st time user only.
  • Rev3.0 have 6 ways header socket for bootloading code into Arduino compatible board:
  • Dimension: 45.2 x 21.3 x 4.2 mm 

Enhancement on Rev3.0:

  • Add slide side switch for 3.3V or 5.0V, choosing the power and logic for both UART pin and Vsel.
  • Uses USB Micro B instead of USB Mini B, offering strong socket and users can utilize Android phone or Power bank charger cable.
  • Remove 4-way connector
  • Add 3.3V voltage regulator, Max current 500mA

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which driver to use for mac? i get this error when using with espresso lite 2.0, "Arduino: 1.6.12 (Mac OS X), Board: "ESPresso Lite 2.0, 80 MHz, 115200, 4M (3M SPIFFS), ck, Disabled, None" Sketch uses 234,113 bytes (22%) of program storage space. Maximum is 1,044,464 bytes. Global variables use 33,600 bytes (41%) of dynamic memory, leaving 48,320 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 81,920 bytes. warning: espcomm_sync failed error: espcomm_open failed An error occurred while uploading the sk ( anthony, 03/10/2016 )

Hi,

Sorry. Please, visit our technical forum for more discussion since this is for short inquiry. Thanks.

Hi, Does it supports with Windows 8? ( Steven Shyang, 17/07/2016 )

Yes, we are using it on Win XP, Win 7, 8, 8.1 and now Win 10.

Hi, In the description you mentioned that it is : Configurable for 3.3V/5V UART interface....but what I can see that you have soldered Vsel to 5V..so, let say I want to use 3.3V, do I need to re-solder the Vsel to 3.3V? ...or 3.3V just bogus? ( Faizal, 01/12/2015 )

Hi.Yes, you need to resolder it to 3.3V if you want to use 3.3V. For more information, you can refer to the User manual. Thanks. :)

May I know is this USB to UART Converter isolated? Can I connect PC->USB to UART Converter->Microcontroller (AC-DC Non-Isolated SMPS) ( Rif, 13/11/2015 )

Hi, it is non-isolated. We never try it yet with AC-DC Non-Isolated SMPS. If you have further inquiry please continue the discussion in our technical forum/facebook group as this session is only for short inquiry. Thanks :)  

what is the difference between UC00A (UART converter) and UIC00B ICSP programmer? can i program the microcontroller using UC00A? ( ahmad hamizan, 24/05/2015 )

UC00A is USB to UART converter while UIC00B is USB PIC ICSP Programmer. They are two different thing. Via ICSP (In circuit serial programming) you need to use PICkit2, PICkit3 or UIC00B. Not UC00A.

I would like to use this UC00A connect with SD02B to control a stepper motor, so may I know this UC00A only can support for Visual Basic(VB) only? Or I can use LabView as my GUI? ( Kenny, 08/05/2015 )

It becomes COM Port, I believe most of the software support COM port :) But you need to develop the Labview yourself.

hi i recently purchased the UC00A. i need the UC00A driver installation guide. but it doesnt seem to be available on your website now. please help. its urgent. ( sathish, 19/11/2014 )

Hi, we were facing problem with our new website before this and it has been fixed.

you can download all the related documentations and drivers from the Attachment tab.

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