Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) released its VPROG-1 programmer. Designed specifically to program the company's Vinculum host controller product range including VNC1L-1A and evaluation modules, the programmer allows quick and easy writing of data to the device’s Flash ROM. The programmer does not require an external power supply; drawing its power from the USB bus of a connected PC. The unit can be used to program individual Vinculum ICs or, in conjunction with a suitable USB hub, up to 10 units can be ganged together. Four LED indicators provide indication of power, USB host connection status, and device programming success or failure. The VNC_PROG software, running under the Microsoft Windows operating system, provides a simple graphical user interface (GUI) for the VPROG-1. The software allows the user to check the number of devices attached to the programmer(s), then select and programme them. The application can then verify that the programming operation has been successfully completed. A USB ‘A’ to mini ‘B’ cable included in the VPROG-1 package. The VPROG-1 is priced $55.00 per unit.
Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI)