PyFtdi aims at providing a user-space driver for modern FTDI devices, implemented in pure Python language.
Modern FTDI devices include:
- UART-only bridges
- FT232R (single port, clock up to 6 MHz, 3Mbps)
- FT230X (single port, clock up to 48 Mhz, 3Mbps)
- UART and multi-serial protocols (SPI, I2C, JTAG) bridges
- FT2232D (dual port, clock up to 6 MHz)
- FT232H (single port, clock up to 30 MHz)
- FT2232H (dual port, clock up to 30 MHz)
- FT4232H (quad port, clock up to 30 MHz)
Other FTDI devices could also be supported (including FT232* devices), although these devices are not a primary goal for PyFtdi, and therefore have not been tested with PyFtdi.
PyFtdi currently supports the following features:
- UART/Serial USB converter, up to 12Mbps (depending on the FTDI device capability)
- Bitbang/GPIO support
- SPI master
- I2C master
- JTAG master
PyFtdi provides a pyserial compliant API, so it can be used as a drop-in module to access USB-serial converters based on FTDI devices.
PyFtdi documentation is available from http://eblot.github.io/pyftdi/