Microchip MCP2200 USB-to-UART Protocol Converter

Microchip Technology introduced the MCP2200 USB-to-UART protocol converter. The MCP2200 is an out-of-the-box solution that makes it easy to add USB connectivity to embedded systems. By connecting the MCP2200 UART interface to any microcontroller UART peripheral, USB connectivity can be added. The MCP2200 includes 8 general-purpose I/O pins that can be controlled by the PC using the Windows-based configuration tool included with the MCP2200. The MCP2200 USB-to-UART protocol converter is available in 20-pin SSOP and SOIC packages for $1.39 each, in 10,000-unit quantities (for both package options). It is also available in a 5 mm x 5 mm QFN package, for $1.50 each, in 10,000-unit quantities.

Microchip Technology MCP2200 USB-to-UART protocol converter

Microchip MCP2200 USB-to-UART Protocol Converter

  • Supports Full-Speed USB (12 Mb/s)
  • Implements USB Protocol Composite Device CDC Device (communications and control)
  • Class 02h – CDC: USB-to-UART communications and I/O control – Class 03h – HID: I/O control, EEPROM access, and initial configuration
  • 128 byte buffer to handle data throughput at any UART baud rate. – 64 byte transmit – 64 byte receive
  • Fully configurable VID and PID assignments, and string descriptors
  • Bus Powered or self powered USB Driver and Software Support
  • Royalty-free drivers for Virtual Com Port (VCP) – Windows XP(SP2 and later)/Vista/7
  • Configuration utility for initial configuration Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter (UART)
  • Support baud rates: 300 – 1000k (baud)
  • Hardware flow control
  • UART signal polarity option General Purpose Input/Output (GPIO) Pins
  • Eight (8) general purpose I/O pins EEPROM
  • 256 bytes of user EEPROM Other
  • USB activity LED outputs (TxLED and RxLED)
  • SSPND output pin
  • ULOAD output pin (indicates if requested current was allowed)
  • Operating voltage: 3.0 – 5.5 (V)
  • Oscillator input: 12 MHz
  • ESD protection > 4kV HBM
  • Industrial (I) Operating Temperature: -40°C to +85°C

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